Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited (GIPCL) has invited bids for the design, engineering, supply, procurement, erection, testing, and commissioning of 75 MW of grid-connected solar power project near its Surat Lignite Power Plant in the Surat district of Gujarat.
The successful bidder will also have to take care of the project’s operation and maintenance (O&M) activities for three years.
The last date to submit the bids online is February 11, 2022. Bids will be opened on the same day.
The successful bidder will have to furnish an amount of 10% of the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) cost as the performance bank guarantee within two weeks from the issuance of the letter of intent (LoI).
To participate in the bidding process, the bidder should have experience in the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of solar power projects of a cumulative capacity of 75 MW or above in India on or after January 1, 2015, as on the bid submission date. Out of the 75 MW capacity, there must be at least one solar power project of 60 MW or two separate projects of cumulative capacity of 60 MW.
The bidder should also submit proof of achievement of performance generation guarantee and performance of at least one solar power project of 30 MW or above, which should have been certified by the developer of that particular solar project.
Also, the bidder should have experience of executing transmission system projects having connectivity up to the state transmission utility or central transmission utility grid at 66 kV voltage level or above, other than in a solar park, either as a part of the solar EPC project or as a separate transmission project.
The cumulative turnover of the bidder during the last three financial years should be ₹3.5 billion (~$47.01 million). The bidder’s net worth during the previous financial year should be positive.
The experience list submitted by the bidder should only include projects executed by the bidder himself as a turnkey contractor, including the entire EPC contract and not as a subcontractor.
Last June, GIPCL had invited bids from project consultants to develop a 2,375 MW of solar, wind, and hybrid renewable energy park in the Great Rann of Kutch area of Gujarat. The Government of Gujarat has allocated land to GIPCL to develop the energy park.
Earlier, GIPCL had invited bids from EPC contractors to develop 150 MW of grid-connected solar power projects. A 50 MW solar project was to be developed at the Dholera Solar Park, and a 100 MW solar project was to be developed at the Raghanesda Ultra Mega Solar Park.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, GIPCL has so far floated tenders for 300 MW of solar projects.
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.