The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is on the lookout for an experienced engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractor to develop 42 MW of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) and grid-connected solar PV projects.
The bid-submission deadline is June 20, 2018.
The projects will be developed on a deferred payment basis. The projects will be developed across 10 zones of NMC, with an estimated project cost of ₹3 billion (~$44,817,600).
The full scope of work includes the design, engineering, procurement, construction manufacture, supply, storage, insurance, civil work, installation, testing, and commissioning of the grid-connected solar PV and rooftop solar PV projects.
All willing participants must register themselves on Mahatenders.gov.in to purchase tender documents. The NMC has fixed ₹3 million (~$44,817.6) as the earnest money deposit (EMD) for this tender.
Public sector enterprises have begun to look for EPC’s on a regular basis to develop projects. In April, the Airports Authority of India was looking for an EPC to develop 1.2 MW of grid-connected solar projects. Central Electronics Limited also was looking for an EPC in April to develop 12 MW of grid-connected solar projects. Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Limited India was on the lookout for EPC firms to develop up to 100 MW of solar photovoltaic projects in Uttar Pradesh.
In April 2018, approximately 1.3 GW of new solar projects were tendered, over 1.6 GW was retendered, and only 40 MW of solar was auctioned across the country, according to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker. Over 1.3 GW was tendered in April 2018, much lower when compared to the approximately 3 GW of solar tendered in March 2018.
According to Q4 & Annual Mercom India Solar Quarterly Update Maharashtra had a cumulative installed solar capacity of 886 MW at the end of 2017.
Saumy is a senior staff reporter with MercomIndia.com covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.