The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has invited online applications from consultants to provide project monitoring services for the upcoming renewable energy projects in the state. The projects will be developed on a build, own, and operate basis.
The consultants will be required to monitor the progress of the upcoming projects allotted by PEDA to private developers and submit monthly reports to PEDA. The fee for providing such services will be paid by the private developers. The consultants have to execute the agreement with the private developers at a price negotiated between the developer and the consultant. PEDA will not be responsible for any monetary considerations.
The last date to submit the bids is March 31, 2021.
To participate in the bidding process, the bidders should be an Indian entity. They should not have been blacklisted by any government agency or public sector undertaking. The applicants should be reputed architectural, or engineering firms and have enough experience in planning, designing, and executing renewable energy projects.
Bidders should be financially sound and have a net worth of ₹5 million (~$68,401) per year in the last three financial years.
In September last year, PEDA, on behalf of the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB), invited bids to develop a 2 MW grid-connected ground-mounted solar power project at Pong Dam, BBMB Talwara in Punjab. The project is to be developed on a build, own, and operate basis on 8.5 acres of land provided by BBMB on rent. BBMB will provide land to the developer at a rent of ₹100 (~$1.36)/acre per year.
Earlier, PEDA, on behalf of BBMB, had issued a request for selection for 2 MW of grid-connected solar power projects. The projects were to be developed at Neilla Bhakra Dam in Himachal Pradesh on a build, own, and operate basis.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, a total of 16 consultancy tenders have been floated by various organizations like SJVN, the Solar Energy Corporation of India, and NTPC.
Rakesh Ranjan 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.