The Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency (MANIREDA), an autonomous agency under the state’s power department, has invited bids for consultative works for 100 MW of solar power projects in the state.
The last date for the submission of bids is October 03, 2020, and the opening of technical bids will also take place on the same date.
Interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹10,000 (~$135.46) as the earnest money deposit (EMD). The period of engagement will be for 630 days from the date of issue of the letter of award, which may be extended depending on the requirements of the project.
To participate in the bidding process, the bidder should have experience working as a consultant for renewable energy projects. The agency should have executed projects as a consultant firm, including financial management and financial evaluation of projects with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), other nodal agencies, and other government agencies.
Previously, Mercom had reported that SECI would issue a tender for 1 GW of solar capacity to be developed in the states of Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland, and Assam. According to SECI, the solar projects would be developed under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission Phase-II Batch-IV.
Regarding the financial criteria, the bidder should have a minimum average annual turnover of ₹10 million (~$135,459) over the last three financial years.
As per the tender document, the state agency will provide necessary support in administration, local resources, data, and any other information needed to execute the project.
Despite having decent renewable energy sources, the northeastern states are still struggling to foster the growth of renewable energy. However, some progress has been made in recent years.
Last month, the Energy Efficiency Services Limited invited bids to empanel consultants for a detailed project report for solar power projects in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, and northeastern states of India.
Rakesh 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.