The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has invited bids to develop 70 MW of solar power projects at various locations across Goa. The successful bidder will be responsible for the operation and maintenance (O&M) activities for 12 years.
Convergence Energy Services Private Limited (CESPL), a subsidiary of EESL, will conduct the competitive bidding process. The offered capacity has been divided into three lots of 25 MW, 25 MW, and 20 MW, respectively.
The last date to submit the bids online is February 11, 2021, and bids will be opened on February 26, 2020. The pre-bid meeting will take place on February 18, 2021.
The tender specifies that 25% of the quantity is earmarked for micro and small enterprises, of which 4% and 3% are reserved for procurement from companies owned by scheduled caste (SC) and scheduled tribe (ST), and women entrepreneurs, respectively.
Within 28 days of the letter of award (LoA) issuance, the successful bidder should furnish the performance security for 10% of the contract price. CESPL will provide the requisite developed land for implementing the solar projects at different locations in Goa.
As per the tender document, the bidder should construct, operate, and maintain the projects, including the required interconnection facilities. The solar PV modules used in the grid-connected solar power projects must be warranted for peak output wattage, which should not be less than 90% at the end of 10 years and 80% at the end of 25 years.
To participate in the competitive bidding process, the bidder should be a solar module manufacturer, a solar developer, or an EPC contractor. The bidder should have successfully installed or commissioned a similar project in the last three years, where the bidder’s cumulative capacity should exceed 7.5 MW for Lot-I, 7.5 MW for Lot-II, and 6 MW for Lot-III.
The bidder should have an average annual turnover of ₹280 million (~$3.83 million) for Lot-I, ₹280 million (~$3.83 million) for Lot-II, and ₹230 million (3.15 million) for Lot-III in the last three financial years. The bidder’s net worth as of the last day of the last financial year should not be less than 100% of the paid-up share capital.
The solar modules used in the projects should be 340Wp wattage output and a fill factor of at least 75%. The efficiency of the modules should be at least 70%.
Recently, EESL invited bids to hire a liaising agency for land acquisition for 50 MW solar power projects in Maharashtra’s Sangli district. The projects will be developed under the Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, EESL has floated tenders for 1.3 GW of solar power projects as of December 2020.
Rakesh is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, he worked in many roles as a business correspondent, assistant editor, senior content writer, and sub-editor with bcfocus.com, CIOReview/Silicon India, Verbinden Communication, and Bangalore Bias. Rakesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). More articles from Rakesh Ranjan.