NTPC Limited has once again extended the bid submission deadline for its tender for a balance of system (BOS) package for the 735 (3×245) MW Nokh solar power project in Rajasthan.
The deadline has been extended to September 15, 2020, from August 25, 2020. The opening of bids will take place on September 16, 2020.
In May, NTPC had extended the deadline for the balance of system project to June 02, 2020, from May 19, 2020. Before that, the bid submission deadline was extended to May 19, 2020, from April 27, 2020.
NTPC had floated the tender for the project in March this year. The scope of work included the design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing, transportation, unloading storage, installation, testing, and commissioning of solar projects, excluding the supply of solar PV modules.
Interested bidders are to place bids in two stages. Stage I is for the techno-commercial bid, while stage II is for the price bid. The successful bidder will also be responsible for the design and construction of module mounting structure for solar PV panels, including the fixing of modules with module mounting structures and PV module interconnection.
Interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹50 million (~$666,782) as the earnest money deposit (EMD).
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, NTPC has 875 MW of projects commissioned and ~2.3 GW under development pipeline, as of June 2020.
Earlier, NTPC had floated a tender for a 90 MW BOS package for the Anta solar power project in Rajasthan. The scope of work included the design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing, forwarding, transportation, installation, testing, and commissioning of the solar project, excluding the supply of solar PV modules.
In March this year, NTPC also invited bids for an inverter transformer package for the Solapur solar project in Maharashtra. The scope of work included the design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packaging, testing, installation, and commissioning of inverter-transformer of minimum cumulative capacity of 23 MVA having an HV side voltage of 11 kV at Solapur.
Rakesh 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.