Gujarat’s Sabar Dairy has invited bids for 2 MW of solar power projects at its chilling centers in Idar (1 MW) and Dhansura (1 MW).
Along with the design, engineering, procurement, supply, construction, and commissioning of the projects, the successful bidder will also have to take care of the maintenance activities for five years, which can be later extended by another five years.
The time for the completion of the projects has been set as six months. The last date to submit the bids is October 23, 2020.
Interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹1 million (~$13,621) as the earnest money deposit (EMD).
To participate in the competitive bidding process, the bidder should have experience in installing and commissioning two ground-mounted solar projects of 1 MW capacity each in India in the last three years. The bidder should have experience installing and commissioning a cumulative capacity of 20 MW in the previous three years.
Under the financial criteria, the bidder should have an average annual turnover of ₹300 million (~$4.08 million) in the last three years. The bidder’s net worth in the previous three years should be at least ₹80 million (~$1.09 million).
As per the tender document, the solar modules to be used in the project should be monocrystalline PERC crystalline, and the peak power rating of the modules should not be less than 400 Wp. The module efficiency should be at least 19%.
Last year, Jaipur Dairy also floated a tender for the supply and construction of 1.5 MW of roof-mounted captive solar projects.
Gujarat is also in the process of installing solar systems for 15 water treatment and sewage projects spread across 11 municipalities in the state. The project would be implemented at an approximate cost of ₹136.1 million (~$1.83 million). These eleven municipalities include Bardoli, Umargam, Botad, Songadh, Vijalpore, Ankleshwar, Jambusar, Navsari, Vyra, Unjha, and Surendranagar. The generated solar energy would also bring savings worth ₹29.4 million (~$0.396 million) in electricity cost.
Rakesh 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.