The Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL) has announced a tender for 20 MW of ground-mounted solar power projects.
The projects are to be installed at the Old Ash Dyke in Faridabad Thermal Power Station (FTPS), Faridabad.
The last date for the submission of bids is November 26, 2019, while the tentative date for the opening of the technical bids is November 29, 2019.
The scope of work includes the design, engineering, procurement, supply, construction, commissioning, and operation and maintenance for five years, which is extendable for another five more years.
Interested bidders need to pay a sum of ₹20 million (~$283,005) as the earnest money deposit (EMD).
As far as the technical criteria are concerned, the successful bidder should have the experience of design, supply, installation and commissioning of at least two solar power projects in India of 5 MW capacity or more and which have been successfully commissioned after January 1, 2012. Additionally, the project must be in operation since the last year.
The other criteria mentioned in the tender is that the bidder should have an experience of design, supply, installation, and commissioning of solar photovoltaic-based grid-connected power projects of a cumulative installed capacity of 25 MW or above in or outside India.
The successful bidder’s average annual turnover in the last three consecutive financial years should be at least ₹100 million (~$1.42 million).
According to an HPGCL official, this tender is in addition to the 57 MW tender, which HPGCL had earlier issued in September 2019. Earlier, Mercom had reported that HPGCL issued a tender for three grid-connected solar projects of a total capacity of 57 MW.
The HPGCL official also told Mercom that the 57 MW tender was retendered on October 29, 2019, “as there was no participation of bidders.”
HPGCL has extended the bid submission date for the 57 MW tender to November 25, 2019. The earlier deadline was October 18, 2019.
Previously, in June 2019, the state also invited developers to build 73 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic projects.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, Haryana currently has 70 MW of solar projects under operation, and only 8.5 MW capacity is currently under development.
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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.