Railways Issues Consultancy Tender for 500 MW Solar Projects in Karnataka

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IRCON Renewable Power (IRPL), a subsidiary of the Union government-owned IRCON International, has invited bids to hire a project management consultant (PMC) for 500 MW grid-connected solar projects at Pavagada in Karnataka.

The estimated work cost is ₹55.7 million (~$684,641). The consultant must complete the work by September 2024.

The last day to submit the bids is February 02, 2023. The bids will be opened the next day.

The scope of work includes providing project management services such as establishing communication procedures, monitoring project progress, preparing reports, monitoring quality, health, safety, and environment (QHSE) compliance, monitoring procurement plans, and issuing work completion and material delivery certificates.

The bid participation fee has been set at ₹20,000 (~$245). Bidders must submit an earnest money deposit of ₹796,200 (~$9,785).

The selected consultant should submit performance security amounting to 3% of the work cost.

Micro and small enterprises (MSEs) registered under Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum will be exempted from paying bidding fees and earnest money deposit. There will be no exemption on performance security.

Bidders must have the requisite experience in providing consultancy services for three similar projects costing at least ₹20.88 million (~$256,626) each, or two similar projects costing at least ₹27.84 million (~$342,168) each, or one similar project costing at least ₹41.77 million (~$513,318).

Additionally, bidders must have at least seven years of experience working with solar developers and EPC contractors as project or construction management consultants for at least one solar project in India with a minimum capacity of 50 MW and a cumulative capacity of at least 200 MW.

The net worth of bidders must be at least ₹6.96 million (~$85,532). Their average annual financial turnover in the last three years must be at least ₹20.88 million (~$256,626).

For any delay in work, liquidated damages will be levied at 0.25% of the contract value each week. The recovery on account of compensation for delay will be limited to 5% of the contract value.

IRPL had issued the EPC tender for this project in August last year.

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