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Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSECL) has invited bids from contracts for providing engineering, procurement, and construction services for a 15 MW wind power project in the Kutch region of Gujarat.
The successful bidder will have to take care of the operation and maintenance of the project for 25 years.
The project’s estimated cost is ₹900 million (~$11.54 million). The winning bidders are allowed 15 months from the date of issue of letter of intent to commission the project.
The last date to submit the bids online is July 12, 2022. The pre-bid meeting will be held on July 5.
Bidders must submit ₹9 million (~$115,368) as an earnest money deposit. The contractor should furnish, within seven days of award of the contract, a security deposit-cum-performance bank guarantee equivalent to 10% of the accepted value of the contract.
The minimum offered project capacity should be 15 MW (± 5%).
Bidders should have the name and the offered model of wind electric generator included in the Revised List of Models and Manufacturers (RLMM) published by the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), and the Government of India.
The offered model of the wind electric generator should be of a 2,000 kW rating or above.
Bidders should have designed, engineered, manufactured, supplied, erected, tested, and commissioned wind power projects of aggregate capacity not less than 15 MW comprising wind electric generators of unit rating of 2,000 kW or above in any one year in the last seven years as of the bid submission date.
The quoted model of the wind electric generator should have been installed and commissioned by the bidder and been in operation for at least one year.
All equipment should be new and comply with all regulatory requirements for establishing wind and renewable energy projects in India and Gujarat. The quoted model of wind electric generator should have type certification from an accredited test house such as RISO Denmark, Germanischer LLOYD – Germany, NIWE, or any other agency approved by MNRE.
Bidders should have operated and maintained at least one wind farm of 10 MW capacity with wind electric generators of 2,000 kW rating or above for at least one year as of the bid submission date.
The wind electric generator supplier should have a manufacturing unit for critical components established in India and repair and service facilities fully established and functioning with the requisite setup in India.
The cumulative turnover of the bidders should be at least ₹900 million (~$11.54 million) during the last three financial years.
They should have a positive net worth during the last financial year.
Recently, GSECL invited bids for the engineering, supply, procurement, installation, and commissioning of 100 MW of wind power projects at two sites on a turnkey basis.
Earlier, the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited invited bids to purchase power through a competitive bidding process from 500 MW of grid-connected wind power projects (Phase-III) with the greenshoe option for an additional capacity of up to 500 MW.
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Rakesh Ranjan 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.