Tender for 20 MW Solar Project at Faridabad Thermal Power Station Reissued

The Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL) has reissued a tender for 20 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic power projects at Faridabad, Haryana.

According to the agency, the tender failed to garner interest when it was first issued in October 2019.

Bidders must pay an earnest money deposit of ₹20 million (~$274,860) in the form of a bank guarantee. The last date for the submission of bids is March 23, 2021.

The scope of work includes the design, engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of the project at the new ash dyke area, Faridabad Thermal Power Station in Faridabad. Selected bidders must provide comprehensive operations and maintenance services for the project for five years after its completion.

Applicants should have experience executing similar work on at least two 5 MW solar power projects. These projects must have been commissioned and operational for at least one year. Bidders must have commissioned at least 25 MW of such projects cumulatively.

Alternatively, bidders who have executed industrial projects worth ₹600 million (~$8.2 million) as engineering, procurement, and construction contractors or as developers in the power, steel, oil, gas, petrochemical, fertilizer, cement, or coal mining sectors in the last ten years are eligible to apply. Bidders must have executed at least one 33 kV electrical substation in the last year.

Applicants are also expected to have had an average annual turnover of at least ₹100 million (~$1.4 million) over the last three consecutive financial years.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, Haryana has tendered a total of 103 MW solar projects as of December 2020. The state has 148 MW of operational solar projects with 610 MW in the development pipeline as of September 2020, per Mercom’s Solar Project Tracker.

In September 2020, HPGCL had reissued a tender for 57 MW of grid-connected ground-mounted solar projects at three sites in the state, including a 30 MW solar project in Faridabad and a 15 MW and 12 MW project in Yamuna Nagar.