NTPC's Consultancy Tender to Register a 200 MW Solar Project With Global Carbon Council

NTPC Limited has invited bids to appoint consultants for registration, validation, and verification exercise for the first five years for the 200 MW capacity of the 250 MW Anantpur solar power project under the Global Carbon Council (GCC) program. The consultant will be appointed from the list of empaneled auditors/verifiers by the GCC Board.

The last date to submit the bids is November 18, 2021, and bids will be opened on the same day.

The successful bidder will have to furnish 3% of the total contract value as a performance bank guarantee within 15 days from the date of the issuance of the letter of award.

The Global Carbon Council (GCC) Program is the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region’s first voluntary carbon offsetting program and an initiative of the Gulf Organization for Research and Development (GORD). The voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG) offsetting program developed by GCC, a registered independent legal entity, is called the ‘GCC Program.’ The GCC Program receives GHG emission reduction projects from the entire world and the projects commissioned on or after January 1, 2016, are eligible to be registered under GCC.


The consultant should have experience providing consultancy services for registration and verification of renewable energy projects under the Global Carbon Council program and should have done verification and registration for at least one or more renewable energy projects during the last seven years.

The average annual turnover of the consultant in the last here financial years as of the bid opening date should not be less than ₹1 million (~$13,316). If the consultant fails to satisfy the financial criteria stipulated above on its own, its holding company would be required to meet the specified turnover requirements.

On the last day of the preceding financial year, the consultant’s net worth should not be less than 100% of the paid-up share capital.

NTPC has stated that preference will be given to micro and small enterprises (MSEs). In case the L1 bidder is not an MSE, then all the MSE vendors who have quoted within the range of L1 + 15% will be given the opportunity in order of their ranking to bring down its price to match with the L1 bidder. The contract will be awarded to the MSE vendor who matches the price quoted by the L1 bidder.

Any bidder from a country that shares a land border with India will be eligible to bid only if the bidder is registered with the competent authority.

NTPC may depute their representatives to be present during the entire period of consultancy assignment or any part thereof, and they would be closely associated with the consultant in all activities relating to the work.

The company has registered eight of its renewable energy projects with the United Nations Frame Work Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) clean development mechanism (CDM) program and four renewable projects under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) program.

In August this year, Meja Urja Nigam Private Limited, a joint venture of NTPC and the Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam, invited bids to hire consultants to prepare a detailed project report for setting up a 55 MW solar power project and propose a suitable business model.

Earlier, NTPC had invited bids for a consultant’s appointment for technical due-diligence of operational solar assets of target companies received through a global request for proposal process.

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