The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids for the operation and maintenance of a 10 MW solar project in Ramagundam, a city in the Peddapalli district of Telangana, for two years.
Interested bidders are expected to submit an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹200,000 (~$2,802). The last date for the submission of bids is February 10, 2020. The tender documents stated that the contact service period would be valid for 24 months from the date of work commencement.
To be eligible to take part in the competitive bidding process, bidders must have commissioned or operated and maintained at least one grid-connected solar power project at least 5 MW in capacity in the last seven years.
These projects must also have been worth over ₹4.79 million (~$67,116) in case of a single order, ₹2.99 million (~$41,895) in the case of two orders and over ₹2.39 million (~$33,488) in the case of three.
The tender also furnished financial eligibility criteria to participate in the bidding process. It stated that applicants must have had an average annual turnover of ₹5.99 million (~$83,931) in the previous three financial years to be eligible.
Recently, Mercom reported that the NTPC floated a tender for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of its 50 MW grid-connected Rajgarh solar project in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The estimated cost of this tender is ₹23.6 million (~$333,214) and is likely to be completed in one year.
Previously, the National Thermal Power Corporation floated an operation and maintenance tender for a 15 MW solar power project installed at Jayant, Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh. The scope of work included round the clock deployment of a qualified engineer and a highly skilled technician for each shift for the smooth and safe operation and monitoring of the solar project.
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Nithin is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Reuters News, he has covered oil, metals and agricultural commodity markets across global markets. He has also covered refinery and pipeline explosions, oil and gas leaks, Atlantic region hurricane developments, and other natural disasters. Nithin holds a Masters Degree in Applied Economics from Christ University, Bangalore and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai.