Indore Smart City Development Limited (ISCDL) has floated a tender for a consultant for 100 MW of solar projects.
The estimated cost of work is ₹20 million (~$281,587). Interested bidders are expected to make an earnest money deposit of ₹200,000 (~$28,158). The last date for the submission of bids is January 28, 2020. The stipulated time for project execution is two years.
The scope of the work includes providing consultation for 100 MW of floating, ground-mounted, and rooftop solar PV power projects for the Indore Smart City Development Limited and the Indore Municipal Corporation at Yashwant Sagar Dam Reservoir, Jalud water pumping station, among other locations.
Selected bidders are also expected to operate and maintain the project for five years. The tender document states that the technical bidding will be opened on January 29, 2020, and a pre-bid meeting would be held at the smart city office on January 21, 2020.
There is a spur of tender activity seeking consultants lately to assess the potential and impact of solar projects.
A few days ago, Rajasthan also issued a tender to engage consultants to assist in framing the terms and conditions for the determination of tariff for renewable sources from April 1, 2020.
Previously, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) also issued a consulting services tender to assess the potential for the development of 150-200 MW of solar projects along the Nagpur Mumbai Superhighway (Samruddhi Mahamarg).
Meanwhile, Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) had also issued an RfP for consultancy services for the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) of three solar parks in the state. The assessment included the internal evacuation infrastructure and associated transmission lines of a cumulative capacity of 1,500 MW.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, the state of Madhya Pradesh currently has approximately 2.1 GW of installed large-scale solar projects, and 190 MW are currently in the development pipeline.
Nithin Thomas is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Reuters News, he has covered oil, metals and agricultural commodity markets across global markets. He has also covered refinery and pipeline explosions, oil and gas leaks, Atlantic region hurricane developments, and other natural disasters. Nithin holds a Masters Degree in Applied Economics from Christ University, Bangalore and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai. More articles from Nithin.