Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise, has issued an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) tender to set up 10 MW of grid-connected solar project in Jamnagar, Gujarat.
The last date to submit bids is January 31, 2022. Technical bids will be opened on the same day, and price bids on February 2, 2022.
Bidders need to furnish an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹500,000 (~$6,693). In addition, the successful must submit 10% of the EPC contract value as a performance bank guarantee within seven working days from the letter of award.
The scope of work includes the design, engineering, supply, procurement, installation, and commissioning of 10 MW of grid-connected solar project. After commissioning the project, the successful bidder must provide comprehensive operation and maintenance services for five years.
The successful bidder also needs to furnish 5% of the EPC contract value as a performance bank guarantee from the second year of O&M.
To participate in the competitive bidding process, bidders must have installed and commissioned a total of 3 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects in the last five financial years. One project should have a 1 MW capacity at a single location.
Bidders’ average annual turnover must be ₹150 million (~$2 million) in any three consecutive financial years of the last four financial years.
The successful bidder who cannot provide insurance of solar modules should submit a bank guarantee of ₹1 million (~$13,388)/MW. The guarantee should be valid for 25 years from the start date of the O&M period or extendible O&M, whichever is higher.
If the selected EPC contractors fail to commission the project within the stipulated time, liquidated damages of ₹15,000 (~$200)/MW daily will be levied for delays up to the first 30 days. For delays of over 30 days and up to 60 days, liquidated damages will be ₹25,000 (~$334.59)/MW daily. Liquidated damage will be levied at ₹35,000 (~$468)/MW daily in case of delay over 60 days, subject to a maximum of 10% of the EPC contract value.
Earlier this month, CEL invited bids for the supply of one million multicrystalline solar cells of 4.68 W output or higher.
Mercom had earlier reported that CEL invited bids for the supply of 200,000 monocrystalline solar cells of 5.1 W output or above.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, CEL has floated tenders for 769 MW of solar capacity to date.