HPCL Invites Bids from Project Management Consultants for a 10 MW Solar Project

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a state-owned oil & gas company, has issued a tender to select a project management consultant to supervise a 10 MW ground-mounted solar project at Ankleshwar, Gujarat.

HPCL intends to install the solar project at an identified parcel of land for captive consumption at its locations within Gujarat. The selected consultant will be required to supervise the plant’s design, engineering, procurement, supply, erection, and commissioning.

The last date to submit the bids is May 12, 2022. Bids will be opened on the same day.

Bidders will have to submit an earnest money deposit of ₹80,000 (~$1,044). The successful bidders must pay a performance bank guarantee amount equivalent to 3% of the project value.

The consultants must submit a project plan with timelines for its execution and a detailed project report within 15 days from the letter of award.

The selected consultant will have to supervise the complete project from the date of award to the completion of all services under the contract and its implementation in accordance with the Project Implementation Strategy. This includes engineering, design, and procurement (EPC) tender preparation, construction supervision, quality management, and commissioning of the project within nine months from the award of the EPC purchase order.

To be eligible, bidders must have experience of having carried out and completed at least three similar works for value not less than ₹1.44 million (~$18,792) in India during the last seven years ending March 31, 2022.

Alternatively, they can present the experience of at least two similar works for a value not less than ₹1.8 million (~$23,490) or one similar work of value not less than ₹2.88 million (~$37,584). These projects should be in continuous operation for at least one year preceding March 31, 2022.

Bidders must have an average annual turnover of at least ₹1.1 million (~$14,353) during the last three financial years ending March 31, 2021. Registered startups will be exempted from this condition.

This is an indivisible tender wherein 100% of the order will be awarded to a single bidder.

Earlier this month, HPCL had invited bids from project management consultancies to set up grid-connected captive solar projects, including rooftop solar, with an aggregate capacity of 1.2 MW under net metering at various locations of Vijaywada Dharmpuri Pipeline (VDPL).

Last November, HPCL also invited bids from consultants for a feasibility study to develop solar projects for captive use on vacant lands at its operating locations across the country.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, HPCL has invited two consultancy bids for solar projects to date.