The Smart Kalyan Dombivli Development Corporation Limited (SKDCL) has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) for 1.3 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems.
The solar systems will be installed on the buildings owned by the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) in Maharashtra. The projects under this tender will be installed under the RESCO model.
The Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation is one of the 100 smart cities launched under the government’s Smart Cities Mission.
The corporation has identified 35 prospective locations for the installation of these systems. Rooftop solar systems will be installed at premises of the municipal corporation, government buildings, water treatment plants, sewerage treatment plants, recreational places, and drains of the city.
The deadline for the submission of bids is January 3, 2020, while the opening date for the technical proposals is scheduled to be held on January 4, 2020.
The prospective bidders are expected to pay a sum of ₹1 million (~$13,974) as an earnest money deposit (EMD), which will be valid for six months.
According to the tender document, the bidder should have prior experience of installing and commissioning on-grid or off-grid solar projects under the CAPEX or RESCO model in the last five years. The bidder should have an average annual turnover of at least ₹50 million (~$698,728) from solar revenue in the previous three years.
Under the central government’s Smart Cities Mission, scores of states have announced their plans to make their cities sustainable by the installation of solar panels, net metering, and various other infrastructural revamps.
For instance, in October 2019, Mercom reported that Karnataka’s Tumakuru Smart City Limited issued an RfP for 1.86 MW of rooftop solar projects based on the RESCO model at various government buildings.
Previously, the Tirupati Smart City Corporation Limited (TSCCL) invited Request for Proposal (RfP) for 6 MW of grid-connected solar projects.
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Anjana is a news editor at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, she held roles of senior editor, district correspondent, and sub-editor for The Times of India, Biospectrum and The Sunday Guardian. Before that, she worked at the Deccan Herald and the Asianlite as chief sub-editor and news editor. She has also contributed to The Quint, Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express, Reader’s Digest (UK edition), IndiaSe (Singapore-based magazine) and Asiaville. Anjana holds a Master’s degree in Geography from North Bengal University, and a diploma in mass communication and journalism from Guru Ghasidas University, Bhopal.