The Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) has issued an annual domestic bidding contract for the operation and maintenance of a 5 MW solar PV project at Ramgarh, Jaisalmer. The tender stipulates that the duration of these services will be for three years.
The solar project is developed under the Jawahar Lal Nehru National Solar Mission, batch -II, phase-I, utilizing multi-crystalline solar PV modules.
The bid submission deadline for this tender is July 27, 2019, with the bid opening date slated for the same day. A pre-bid meeting has been set for July 15, 2019.
An eligible bidder should have completed at least one single work order consisting of operation and maintenance services for at least 2.5 MW of solar power projects in the preceding seven years.
The detailed scope of work includes comprehensive annual maintenance, including the deployment of resources, consumables, spares, and facilities for scheduling and forecasting.
The earnest money deposit required for this tender is ₹0.46 million ($6,715), and the annual turnover required to participate in this tender has been set at ₹3.83 million ($55,957) for the preceding three years. The tender has specified that micro and small enterprises will be exempt from submitting the earnest money deposit.
Last year, Mercom had reported about GAIL commissioning a 5.76 MW grid-connected rooftop solar project developed under the Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) category. The project was developed on the roof area of GAIL Petrochemical Complex at Pata, Uttar Pradesh.
Gail Limited is the largest state-owned natural gas processing and distribution company in India having diverse business segments like natural gas, liquid hydrocarbon, liquefied petroleum gas transmission, petrochemical, city gas distribution, exploration and production, and electricity generation. It was conferred with the Maharatna status on February 1, 2013, by the Government of India.
Soumik is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, Soumik was a correspondent for UNI, New Delhi covering the Northeast region for seven years. He has also worked as an Asia Correspondent for Washington DC-based Hundred Reporters. He has contributed as a freelancer to several national and international digital publications with a focus on data-based investigative stories on environmental corruption, hydro power projects, energy transition and the circular economy. Soumik is an Economics graduate from Scottish Church College, Calcutta University.