NTPC Floats O&M Tender for a 50 MW Solar Project in Madhya Pradesh

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has 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. Interested bidders need to make an earnest money deposit of ₹500,000 (~$7,059). The last date for the submission of bids is February 6, 2020.

Techno-commercial bids will be opened on February 8, 2020. NTPC added that it would tender the project as an open tender in a single stage, two-envelope domestic competitive bidding process.

To be eligible to take part in the competitive bidding process, the bidder must have executed a contract for a grid-connected solar project of at least 30 MW. These projects must have an executed value of not less than ₹21 million (~$296,504) in a single contract, ₹13.1 million (~$184,962) in two contracts, or ₹10.5 million (~$148,252) in three contracts each. Applicants are also expected to have had an average annual turnover, not less than ₹26.3 million (~$371,336).


Earlier, Mercom reported that the National Thermal Power Corporation floated another O&M tender for a 15 MW solar 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.

Previously, the NTPC issued a tender for the O&M of a 10 MW solar project that is under operation at its Unchahar plant in Uttar Pradesh. This was a service contract, and the bidders had to submit an earnest money deposit of ₹200,000 (~$2,855.30).