The Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL) has invited bids for the design, engineering, procurement, construction (EPC), and commissioning of a 10 MW solar project in the Jhajjar district of Haryana.
The successful bidder will also have to take care of the project’s operation and maintenance for five years.
The last date to submit the bids online is March 24, 2021. Bids will be opened on March 26.
Bidders will have to submit ₹1 million (~$13,723)/MW as the earnest money deposit. Haryana-based micro and small enterprises will have to submit 0.2% of the contract value as the performance bank guarantee. Other firms and enterprises will have to submit 2% of the contract value as the bank guarantee.
Bidders should have experience in design, supply, installation, commissioning, and operation of at least two solar power projects in India of capacity 5 MW or more, which have been commissioned after January 01, 2012, and are in operation for one year as on the date of bid submission. They should have experience in the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of grid-connected solar power projects of cumulative installed capacity of 15 MW or above in or outside India.
Alternatively, bidders should have executed in the last ten years an industrial project either as a developer or as an engineering, procurement, and construction contractor in the power, steel, oil and gas, petrochemical, fertilizer, and coal industry of a value of ₹600 million (~$8.23 million) or more in a single project. The project should have been in successful operation for at least one year before the commercial bid opening date. Bidders should have executed at least one electrical sub-station of 33 kV or above voltage level, either as a developer or as an EPC contractor, which should be in successful operation for at least one year before bid opening.
The bidders’ average annual turnover in the last three years should be at least ₹50 million (~$686,179).
In September last year, HPGCL invited bids to install 57 MW of grid-connected ground-mounted solar projects at three sites in the state. The tender was issued for a 30 MW solar project at the new ash dyke area, Faridabad Thermal Power Station, a 15 MW project at Deenbandhu Chotu Ram Thermal Power Project in Yamuna Nagar, and a 12 MW solar project at Western Yamuna Canal, also in Yamuna Nagar.
Earlier, HPGCL had also announced a tender for 20 MW of ground-mounted solar power projects at the old ash dyke area at Faridabad Thermal Power Station.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, HPGCL has so far floated tenders for 103 MW of solar power projects.
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.