The Gas Authority of India (GAIL) has floated a tender for a cumulative capacity of 1.8 MW of ground-mounted solar power projects to be developed at the GAIL complex in Vijaipur, located in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh.
The last date for the submission of bids is December 18, 2019.
The scope of work includes the redesign, engineering, procurement, supply, construction, erection, testing, commissioning, and complete operation and maintenance of the two projects of 1 MW and 0.8 MW capacities, respectively. The two solar projects will be constructed in parallel for captive use only.
According to the tender document, prospective bidders will have to pay ₹2 million (~$27,874) as the earnest money deposit (EMD). The time provided for the completion of the project is eight months.
Regarding the technical criteria, the prospective bidders should have prior experience of installing grid-connected ground-mounted solar power projects of a cumulative capacity of at least 5 MW that have been successfully commissioned during the last five financial years.
Further, the tender documents state that the minimum annual turnover of the bidder in the last three financial years (FY) should be ₹54.7 million (~$800,000).
The minimum working capital of the bidder for the last financial year should be at least ₹10.9 million (~$150,000).
Earlier this month, Mercom reported that GAIL also floated a tender for the installation of rooftop solar projects of a total capacity of 3.2 MW to be developed at various locations of GAIL across the country.
In October 2019, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) issued an operation and maintenance (O&M) tender for a 50 MW solar project at Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh for the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, the state of Madhya Pradesh currently has approximately 2 GW of installed solar projects, and 200 MW are currently in the development pipeline.
Image credit: Alten Energías Renovables
Anjana is a news editor at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, she held roles of senior editor, district correspondent, and sub-editor for The Times of India, Biospectrum and The Sunday Guardian. Before that, she worked at the Deccan Herald and the Asianlite as chief sub-editor and news editor. She has also contributed to The Quint, Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express, Reader’s Digest (UK edition), IndiaSe (Singapore-based magazine) and Asiaville. Anjana holds a Master’s degree in Geography from North Bengal University, and a diploma in mass communication and journalism from Guru Ghasidas University, Bhopal.