NTPC Renewable Energy (NTPC Renewables) has invited bids for the balance of system (BoS) package for 1,255 MW (3*315 MW+1*310 MW) of solar projects at the Khavda Renewable Park in the Kutch district of Gujarat.
The scope of work includes the design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing and forwarding, transportation, unloading, storage, installation, testing, and commissioning of the solar power projects, excluding the supply of solar modules.
The scope will also include the design and construction of the foundation and erection of module mounting structure with a tracker-based technology for the solar panels, including fixing the modules on the tracker and solar modules interconnection.
The last date to submit the bids is July 6, 2022. Bids will be opened on the same day.
Bidders will have to submit ₹100 million (~$1.29 million) as a bid security deposit for one block of 315 MW and ₹200 million (~$2.58 million) for two or more blocks of 315 MW each.
The bidder should have designed, supplied, erected, and commissioned as an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor or a developer the balance of system of grid-connected solar power projects of cumulative installed capacity of 40 MW or higher. At least one project should have been of 10 MW or higher capacity.
The 10 MW or higher capacity reference project must have been in operation for at least six months prior to the bid opening.
The reference grid-connected solar power project of 10 MW or above capacity should be at a single location developed by the bidder for itself or any other client.
Alternatively, the bidder should have executed in the last ten years an industrial project either as a developer or as an EPC contractor in the area of power, steel, oil & gas, petrochemical, fertilizer, cement, coal mining, or any other process industry, of a minimum financial figure as specified in the table below, in a single project. The same should have been in operation for at least one year before the bid opening date.
The bidder should have executed at least one electrical substation of 33 kV or above voltage level, consisting of equipment such as 33 kV or above voltage level circuit breakers and power transformer, either as a developer or as an EPC contractor, and which should have been in operation for at least one year before the bid opening.
The bidder’s average annual turnover during any three of the last five financial years should be ₹1 billion (~$12.91 million) for Block-1, ₹3 billion (~$38.74 million) for Block-1+Block-2, ₹7 billion (~$90.39 million) for Block-1+Block-2+ Block-3, and ₹13 billion (~$167.57 million) for Block-1+Block-2+ Block-3+Block-4.
The net worth of the bidder as of the last day of the preceding financial year should not be less than 100% of the bidder’s paid-up share capital.
Any bidder from a country that shares a land border with India will be eligible to bid.
Last December, NTPC Renewable Energy invited bids for a BoS package for 325 MW of projects located at Shajapur Solar Park, Madhya Pradesh.
Earlier, NTPC Limited had reissued a tender for a BOS package for the 735 (3×245) MW Nokh solar power project in Rajasthan.
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Rakesh Ranjan 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.