DRDO Floats O&M Tender for 1 MW Solar Project in Hyderabad

The Defense Research and Development Organization’s (DRDO) Estate Management Unit has issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of a 1 MW solar power project at the Research Center Imarat, Hyderabad.

The scope of work includes the O&M of the 1 MW solar power project, including the maintenance of inverters and transformers. The work will also include the up-keeping of solar modules and the premises.

The last date for the submission of bids is September 17, 2020, and the opening of bids will take place on September 18, 2020. The estimated cost of the work is ₹715,600 (~$9,677) per year.

Interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹14,312 (~$193.5) as the earnest money deposit (EMD). Firms registered under Micro and Small Enterprises will be exempted from depositing the EMD and the tender cost. The duration of the entire work under this contract will be 12 months from the date of commencement of work and can be further extended on mutual agreement.


To take part in the bidding process, the bidder should be enlisted with the ED-A category or above of the Directorate of Civil Works and Estates (DCWE), New Delhi. Or, they could be enlisted in the EM-1 category or above with the Chief Construction Engineer (R&D) Estates, Hyderabad.

In December last year, the Ordnance Factory Varangaon invited bids for 5 MW of solar capacity at its site located in the Jalgaon district of Maharashtra. The Ordnance Factory, Varangaon, is a vital defense production unit of the ammunition group under the Ordnance Factory Board in Kolkata, under the Ministry of Defense.

Previously, Mercom had reported that the Muradnagar Ordnance Factory also invited an expression of interest from solar power developers for installing a solar project of 15 MW capacity at its premises in Uttar Pradesh.

In December 2019, Military Engineer Services issued a tender for a 500 kW rooftop solar power project at Indian Naval Air Station at Rajali, Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu.