The Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited (GIPCL) is looking for engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractors to develop 150 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. The bid submission deadline is May 6, 2019.
A 50 MW, solar PV project, will be developed at Dholera Solar Park, and a 100 MW, solar PV project, will be developed at Raghanesda Ultra Mega Solar Park.
If a single bidder bids to construct project only in Dholera, then out of the 50 MW project at Dholera, there must be at least one solar PV project block of 40 MW capacity. Similarly, if a single bidder bids for constructing project only at Raghanesada, then out of the 100 MW project at Raghanesada, there must be at least one solar PV power project block of 75 MW.
The bidders should have experience of designing, supplying, installing, commissioning and operating solar projects of 150 MW or above in India on or after April 1, 2014. Of the 150 MW, there must be at least one solar PV power project of 80 MW capacity or two projects of cumulative capacity of 80 MW or three separate projects of cumulative capacity of 100 MW.
This EPC tender’s scope of work includes design, engineering, supply, procurement, construction, and commissioning of the grid-connected solar projects. A single bidder can bid for the entire capacity. To ensure timely completion of projects, GIPCL can award the contract to two bidders.
The successful bidders will have to provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services for ten years. The bidders must also provide a bank guarantee against the warranty of their PV modules. The project completion time frame is 485 days from the date the Letter of Intent (LoI) is issued.
The contractor will furnish a security deposit and performance bank guarantee equivalent to 10% of the EPC cost within two weeks after the issuance of LOI.
In December 2017, GIPCL had tendered 150 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects to be developed in Gujarat Solar Park, Charanka Village.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, GIPCL had won the bid to develop 75 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects in GUVNL’s 500 MW auction by quoting a tariff of ₹2.67 (~$0.04)/kWh. The EPC contract to construct these projects was won by BHEL.
Saumy is a senior staff reporter with MercomIndia.com covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.