Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has invited bids from contractors for an engineering, construction, and procurement (EPC) package along with land for the development of 220 MW(AC) of grid-connected solar projects in Gujarat.
The last date to submit online bids is February 1, 2022. The pre-bid meeting will take place on January 25.
After commissioning these projects, the successful bidder must also provide comprehensive operation and maintenance (O&M) services for ten years.
The tender is issued under Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited’s (GUVNL) request for selection to purchase power from 500 MW of grid-connected solar power projects (Phase – XIII).
Interested bidders must furnish an earnest money deposit of ₹400,000 (~$5,377)/MW. Furthermore, the successful bidder should provide ₹944,000 (~$12,691) as a performance bank guarantee after the letter of award’s issuance and before signing the power purchase agreement.
To participate in the competitive bidding process, bidders or its affiliate or the parent bidding company’s net worth must not be below ₹8 million (~$107,554)/MW of the quoted capacity.
According to the tender document, only commercially established and operational technologies should be used to minimize technology risk and achieve timely commission of the projects.
In March 2021, GUVNL reissued tenders to purchase 800 MW of solar power from grid-connected solar projects at Dholera and Raghanesda Solar Parks.
The first tender was for 700 MW solar projects (Phase IX-R) to be set up at the 1 GW Dholera solar park. The second tender was for developing 100 MW of solar projects (Phase X-R) at the Raghanesda Solar Park.
Mercom had earlier reported that GSECL invited bids for a 210 MW grid-connected solar power project in the Jamnagar district of Gujarat. The scope of work included the design, engineering, procurement, and construction of the grid-connected solar power project with the evacuation of power into the Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation’s 220 kV/66 KV substation.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, GSECL has issued tenders for1.7 GW of solar capacity to date.