ITI Limited, a public sector undertaking under the Department of Telecommunication, has invited bids to develop a 1.5 MW grid-connected solar power project at its manufacturing facility in Raebareli district of Uttar Pradesh.
The scope of work includes the survey, design, fabrication, supply, testing, and commissioning of a 1.5 MW rooftop (with net metering) or ground-mounted solar power project at its premises in Raebareli. Along with this, the successful bidder will also have to take care of the operation and maintenance activities for five years. The operating life of the project will be 25 years.
The last date to submit the bids is November 25, 2020, and the opening of bids will take place on November 26, 2020.
Interested bidders will have to pay an amount of ₹500,000 (~$6,745) as of the earnest money deposit (EMD).
In February, the Department of Telecommunications had issued directions to the telecom service providers to use renewable energy solutions and energy-efficient technologies.
To participate in the competitive bidding process, the bidder should have experience in the design, supply, testing, and commissioning of a cumulative capacity of 1.5 MW of solar power projects during the last three financial years. The bidder should have executed a single grid-connected solar power project of at least 500 kW capacity in the previous three years.
Regarding the financial criteria, the bidder should have a cumulative average annual turnover of ₹30 million (~$404,747) in the last three financial years. The net worth of the bidder in any one of the previous three financial years should be positive.
As per the tender document, the solar modules for the project will be supplied by ITI Limited. It will be mandatory for the bidder to use ITI-make 325 W polycrystalline solar modules in the project. The project should be completed in six months after the acceptance of the offer and handed over to ITI Limited.
Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, provides subscribers real time and periodic updates on all solar tenders issued by private and government agencies.
In July this year, the company floated a tender for the supply of 531,360 multicrystalline solar cells. The estimated value of the tender was ₹17.53 million (~$234,947).
Previously, Mercom had reported that ITI Limited issued a tender for procuring solar energy from an off-site, ground-mounted project through the group captive open access model.
Rakesh Ranjan 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.