NTPC Limited has invited bids from consultancy firms to conduct site surveys for exploring the potential to develop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects at its Tanda Thermal Power Project in Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh.
The last date to submit bids is March 4, 2022. Bids will be opened on the same day.
Interested bidders should furnish a bank guarantee from any of the banks specified in the bidding documents, provided the required earnest money deposit amount is more than ₹50,000 (~$669.41). However, the successful bidder must submit 10% of the contract value as a performance bank guarantee.
The scope of work includes the site survey report, including budgetary offer with detailed measurement of suitable available area, erection methodology for all areas, civil drawing in GAD (general arrangement drawing), sun-path diagram, optimum solar potential, and payback period of investment. The survey report should be completed within a month from the effective date.
To participate in the competitive bidding process, bidders must submit audited financial results of the last three years. Alternatively, they should submit balance sheets and profit and loss accounts certified by a chartered accountant of the last three financial years.
Bidders should furnish documents, including copies of the letter of award, purchase orders, contracts, and certificates from clients for successfully executing the assignment with value and period of execution. They should also indicate the quantum and schedule of the equipment, machinery, and lab equipment proposed to deploy for the work under this contract.
According to the tender document, if the lower bid (L1) price is not from a local supplier, the lowest evaluated bidder among the local suppliers will be invited to match the L1 price subject to the local supplier’s evaluated bid price falling within the margin of purchase preference.
If the L1 price is not from a micro and small enterprise (MSE), the lowest evaluated bidders among the MSEs will be invited to match the L1 price subject to MSE’s bid price falling within 15% of the L1 price. The contract will be awarded to such MSE subject to matching the L1 price.
Earlier this month, NTPC invited bids for comprehensive maintenance of the 250 MW solar project at Ananthapuram in Andhra Pradesh and the 5 MW solar project in Andaman for three years.
Mercom had earlier reported that NTPC invited bids for the appointment of consultants for the third verification of verified carbon standards (VCS) registered solar and wind power projects from October 1, 2020, to December 31, 2021.
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