The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has tendered a 90 MW balance of system package for the Anta Solar Power Project in Rajasthan.
The last date for the submission of bids is November 21, 2019, while the date for the opening of the techno-commercial bid has been scheduled for November 22, 2019.
The scope of work includes the design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing, forwarding, transportation, unloading storage, installation, testing, and commissioning of the solar project, excluding the supply of solar PV modules.
Earlier this year, NTPC had floated a tender for solar module package for the development of the Anta solar project located at Baran district in Rajasthan.
The work also involves the design and construction of module mounting structures (MMS) for solar PV panels, installing Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for local and remote monitoring.
All bids need to be accompanied by a bid security amount of ₹200 million (~$2.8 million).
Regarding the technical criteria, the bidder should have previously designed, supplied, installed, and commissioned the balance of system of solar projects of at least 10 MW, and it should be in operation for at least six months.
According to the NTPC, the bidder should be a developer of solar projects of at least 40 MW, out of which, one project should have been of at least 10 MW. Apart from this, the bidder should have executed in the last ten years an industrial project either as a developer or as engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor in power, steel or oil, and gas projects.
Regarding the financial criteria, the average annual turnover of the bidder should not be less than ₹750 million (~$0.75 billion) during the preceding three financial years. The net worth of the bidder should not be less than 100% of the bidder’s paid-up share capital.
In June 2019, it was reported that NTPC had also invited bids for a 160 MW solar project in Jetsar, Rajasthan.
According to Mercom India Solar Tracker, NTPC has issued around 7.1 GW worth of solar tenders to date.
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Anjana is a news editor at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, she held roles of senior editor, district correspondent, and sub-editor for The Times of India, Biospectrum and The Sunday Guardian. Before that, she worked at the Deccan Herald and the Asianlite as chief sub-editor and news editor. She has also contributed to The Quint, Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express, Reader’s Digest (UK edition), IndiaSe (Singapore-based magazine) and Asiaville. Anjana holds a Master’s degree in Geography from North Bengal University, and a diploma in mass communication and journalism from Guru Ghasidas University, Bhopal.