Military Engineer Services Invites Bids for a 1 MW Solar Project in Assam

The Military Engineer Services (MES) has invited bids for the development of a 1 MW solar power project along with allied infrastructure at Jorhat in Assam.

The estimated cost of the project is ₹60.6 million (~$795,610). The period of completion for the first phase of the project has been set as 12 months, while the second phase of the project should be completed within 55 months.

The last date for the submission of bids is July 22, 2020, and interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹628,000 (~$8,244) as the earnest money deposit (EMD).

To take part in the bidding process, the bidder should have a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with solar firms who have credible ratings, and the bidders enlisted with MES in class A or above will also be considered eligible for the project.


The bidder should have prior experience of completing solar power projects for government departments or public sector undertakings (PSUs) during the last seven years. In case the bidder has developed only one project, it should be at least 80% of the tendered capacity. In the case of two projects, the capacity of each should be at least 50% of the tendered capacity, and for three projects, each should be at least 40% of the tendered project capacity.

The MES has announced a spate of tenders recently for the development of solar projects at locations across the country.

For instance, recently, it issued a notice inviting tender for the development of a 1 MW solar power project at Sigar in Arunachal Pradesh. The last date for the submission of bids is July 15, 2020, and the total period provided for the completion of work has been set as 67 months.

Previously, Mercom had reported that MES had issued a tender for a 500 kW rooftop solar power project at Indian Naval Air Station at Rajali, Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu. The scope of work included detailed engineering, design including the feasibility survey for the solar power project, along with the topographic survey and foundation design.

Earlier, it also invited bids for off-grid solar electric supply to LED pathway lights at Nofra under GE Gomantak, Vasco. Gomantak is the headquarters of the Indian Navy in Goa. The estimated cost of the project is ₹1.16 million (~$15,469), and the period of completion is 180 days.