Jharkhand Issues Tender for 7 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems on Government Buildings

The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has invited bids for the rate contract for design, supply, installation, and commissioning of 7 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems on government buildings in Jharkhand.

The successful bidder will have to take care of comprehensive maintenance for five years.  The project, which is estimated to cost ₹870 million (~$11.96 million), must be completed within six months.

The last date to submit the bids online is March 01, 2021., The pre-bid meeting will take place on February 17. The bids will be opened on March 03.

Bidders will have to pay ₹208,000 (~$2,859) as the earnest money deposit (EMD) for the lot size of 100 kW. The bidders quoting for higher capacities will be required to submit EMD in the same proportion. The successful bidder will have to submit 5% of the allotted work order value as the performance guarantee.


To participate in the bids, the bidder should have installed at least one grid-connected or off-grid solar power project or similar project having a capacity not less than 10 kW for Category A (1 kW to 10 kW), 50 kW for Category B (11 KW to 100 kW), and 100 kW for Category C (above 100 kW). The bidder should also have experience executing contracts of supply and installation of a cumulative capacity of at least 25% of bid capacity for any government organization or public sector undertaking in the last seven years.

Bidders in the micro and small enterprises (MSE) segment should have installed at least one similar project having a capacity of not less than 5 KW for Category A, 10 KW for Category B, and 20 KW for Category C. They should have experience executing contracts of a cumulative capacity of 10% of the bid capacity in the last seven years.

Bidders should have a minimum average annual turnover of ₹2.5 million (~$34,369)/100 kW in the general category and ₹1 million (~$13,747)/100 kW for MSEs for the last three financial years. Their net worth should be ₹1 million (~$13,747)/100 kW (general category) and ₹500,000 (~$6,873)/100 kW for MSEs as of March 31, 2020.

The offered solar PV modules should be as per IEC61215 edition II / BIS 14286 from IECQ accredited laboratory standards having test certificates prescribed by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

In January last year, Jharkhand’s largest distribution company, Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited, had floated a tender to empanel agencies to install grid-connected rooftop solar PV power projects of various capacities. The total capacity of the rooftop solar PV projects was 10 MW for residential consumers only.

Earlier, JREDA had issued a tender for 15 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects on government buildings anywhere in the state.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, JREDA has so far issued tenders for 20 MW rooftop solar projects.