Rajasthan Secretariat Buildings to Soon be Solar-Powered

The Department of Personnel (DoP), Rajasthan, has invited bids for the installation of rooftop solar systems on Rajasthan secretariat buildings.

The scope of the work would include the design, supply, testing, and commissioning of 970 kW grid-connected rooftop solar projects on Rajasthan secretariat buildings under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) model. The contract will also include operation and maintenance (O&M) services for 25 years.

The last date for the submission of online bids is September 21, 2020, and the pre-bid meeting will take place on August 27, 2020.

Interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹700,000 (~$9,361) as the bid security amount. For small-scale industries of Rajasthan, the bid security amount is ₹175,000 (~$2,340). The successful bidder should submit an amount of ₹1.75 million (~$23,403)/MW as the performance bank guarantee (PBG), and for small-scale industries, the PBG is ₹437,000 (~$5,844)/MW.


To take part in the bidding process, the bidder should have designed, supplied, installed, and commissioned at least one grid-connected solar power system with a minimum capacity of 250 kW and a cumulative capacity of 1 MW in the last five years.  In case the bidder is a consortium, it should incorporate a project company within 45 days from the issuance of the letter of award (LoA).

The net worth of the bidder must be ₹30 million (~$401,210), and in the case of a consortium, the net worth has to be fulfilled by the lead member only.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, Rajasthan has ~300 MW of rooftop solar installations, and it accounted for over 10% of the cumulative rooftop installations in India as of June 2020.

Recently, the Rajasthan State Agricultural Marketing Board floated a tender for about 1.6 MW of grid-tied rooftop solar systems to be set up at various locations in the state. The project is estimated to cost ₹103.3 million (~$1.37 million) and is expected to be completed in a year.

Previously, it was reported that the Delhi Legislative Assembly building went green with the installation of a 100 kW rooftop solar system.