Bundelkhand Saur Urja Limited (BSUL), a joint venture of NHPC Limited and the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Development Agency (UPNEDA), has issued a tender for consultants to create a detailed project report (DPR) for a 1.2 GW solar park in Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh.
Interested bidders are expected to make an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹76,000 (~$1,022). The last date for submitting bids is November 16, 2020.
The scope of work includes preparing feasibility reports, a detailed project report, providing basic and detailed engineering services, conducting wind and solar resource assessments, estimating energy yield, and optimizing plot sizing and layouts as the owner’s engineer.
To be eligible to take part in the competitive bidding process, applicants must have prior experience providing consultancy services to develop a renewable energy park. The solar, wind, or solar-wind hybrid park must have been at least 500 MW in size.
They must have also been a consultant for at least 1 GW of similar work cumulatively in the last five years. They are also expected to have had an average annual turnover of at least ₹50 million (~$672,604) in the last three financial years with a net worth of at least 10% of this amount.
Last year, UPNEDA had issued a request for proposal for the procurement of 500 MW of power from grid-connected solar PV projects. However, the tender was undersubscribed by 268 MW. A source told Mercom that the non-availability of adequate evacuation facilities in the Bundelkhand region could have been a reason for the lack of interest from developers.
More recently, NHPC Limited floated a tender for the engineering, procurement, and construction of 65 MW of solar projects at the Parasan village in the Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, about 14 tenders have been announced inviting consultants for 3.8 GW of solar projects and parks.
Nithin Thomas is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Reuters News, he has covered oil, metals and agricultural commodity markets across global markets. He has also covered refinery and pipeline explosions, oil and gas leaks, Atlantic region hurricane developments, and other natural disasters. Nithin holds a Masters Degree in Applied Economics from Christ University, Bangalore and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai. More articles from Nithin.