The Military Engineering Services (MES) has invited bids to develop a 1 MW ground-mounted solar power project at Itarana, Alwar in Rajasthan.
The project’s estimated cost is ₹68 million (~$911,920), and interested bidders will have to pay an amount of ₹665,000 (~$8,918) as the earnest money deposit (EMD). The contractor will have to submit 5% of the contract value as the performance bank guarantee (PBG) on selection.
The last date to submit the bids is December 08, 2020, and the opening of bids will take place on December 14, 2020. The entire work should be completed in 72 months in two phases. Phase-I should be completed in 12 months, and phase-II should be completed in 60 months.
To participate in the competitive bidding process, the bidder should have experience in successfully executing solar power projects for government departments or public sector undertakings (PSUs) during the last seven years.
In the case the bidder has developed one project, it should be of at least 80% of the tendered capacity. In the case of two projects, each project’s capacity should be 50% of the tendered capacity, and for three projects, each project should be 40% of the project capacity.
As per the tender document, contractors enlisted with MES in Class A and above will be considered eligible to participate in the bidding process. Also, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) approved channel partners, and government agencies of rating 1A, 1B, 2A, and 2B having the required experience will also be eligible to take part in the bidding process.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, MES has so far issued tenders for 131 MW of ground-mounted solar power projects.
In June this year, MES invited bids to develop a 1 MW solar power project and allied infrastructure at Jorhat in Assam. The estimated cost of that project was ₹60.6 million (~$795,610).
Earlier, MES also issued a notice inviting tender to develop a 1 MW solar power project at Sigar in Arunachal Pradesh.
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.