Consultancy Tender Issued for a 50 MW Solar Project in Meghalaya

Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Limited (MePDCL) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to select consultants for preparing of detailed project report (DPR) for setting up a 50 MW ground-mounted grid-connected solar project, including a transmission network and substation at Naringre under East Garo Hills in Meghalaya.

The scope of work includes site survey and data collection, detailing of existing scenario, choosing suitable technology to be adopted, preparation of concept plans and simulation data, and preparation of DPR including budget estimation and revenue generation module.

The last day to submit the bids is April 4, 2022. The bids will be opened on the same day. The DPR must be completed within 12 weeks of signing the contract. A Letter of Award (LoA) will be given to the selected bidder, and an agreement will be executed within seven days of the issuance of the LoA.

The cost of the bid documents is ₹3,000 (~$40). The successful bidder must submit performance security of 3% of the bid amount in the form of a performance bank guarantee.


Bidders must possess a high degree of technical and financial capability with understanding and experience of multiple aspects of complete solar and distribution system planning. The bidders must have experience in engineering, survey, geographic information system mapping works, socio-economic analysis, and conducting technical studies as required for the project. Bidders must submit documented evidence to prove such experience.

Bidders must have prepared or assisted in at least one detailed report for any government departments or private organizations in the last four years. The average annual turnover of bidders must be positive over the last three financial years.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the marking system. The marks of 35 out of 100 will be based on the firms’ experience. If the firms have experience in preparing similar DPRs, they will be able to score more. For the technical qualification of experts, 30 marks have been allotted. For a better understanding of the preparation of DPRs and the financial strength of the bidders, a maximum of 20 and 15 marks will be considered.

Only the top six bidders, as per their score, will be qualified for technical bids and selected for financial bids. The lowest quoted bidder (in the financial bid) among the technically qualified bidders will be engaged as consultants to prepare the DPR.

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