Empanelment Tender for 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Paschim Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company (MPPKVVCL) has issued a notice inviting tenders (NIT) to empanel vendors to design, supply, erect, and commission 10 MW of residential rooftop solar systems in Indore. The implementation is part of Phase II of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Program.

The estimated cost of the project is ₹504.10 million (~$6.63 million). The project must be completed within 12 months from receiving the work order.

Madhya Pradesh - Proposed Capacity for Bidding for 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems Under CAPEX Model

Bidders must submit an earnest money deposit of ₹100,000 (~$1,315). Bidders must also pay a tender processing fee of ₹10,000 (~$131).

The empanelled bidders must also furnish a performance bank guarantee calculated at 3% of the contract value per allocated capacity multiplied by the discovered cost within 30 days of the issue of the work order.

The last date to submit the bids is April 25, 2022. Bids will be opened on April 26.

Empanelled vendors must provide comprehensive operation and maintenance (O&M) services for five years.

Empanelled vendors also must make all necessary arrangements for evacuation and injection of surplus power to the grid at the interconnection points as agreed with the distribution companies (DISCOMs).

Bidders must have designed, supplied, installed, and commissioned grid-connected solar systems having an aggregate capacity not less than 250 KW. The bids of only those bidders who qualify the minimum technical eligibility criterion will be considered to determine the L-1 price.

The bidders should have an annual turnover or net worth of ₹500,000 (~$6,577) in any one of the last three financial years preceding the bid deadline. Bidders must have a positive net worth at the end of the previous financial year.

Local Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) are exempted from the financial eligibility requirements.

The MNRE will provide central financial assistance (CFA) up to 40 % for rooftop solar systems up to 3 kW capacity. For rooftop systems of capacity above 3 kW and up to 10 kW, the CFA of 40% would be applicable only for the first 3 kW capacity, and for capacity above 3 kW, the CFA would be limited to 20%.

For group housing societies or residential welfare associations, CFA will be limited to 20% for installing the rooftop system to supply power to common facilities. The capacity eligible for CFA will be limited to 10 kW per house.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, 406 MW of rooftop solar tenders have been floated by various agencies in Madhya Pradesh.