Tender Announced for a 735 kW Solar Project at Cochin University of Science & Technology

The Roads and Bridges Development Corporation of Kerala (RBDCK) has floated a tender for setting up a 735 kW DC grid-connected solar system at the Cochin University of Science and Technology in Cochin, Kerala.

The scope of work includes the design, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of the solar system at the institute’s premises along with five years of comprehensive maintenance. The project is expected to cost ₹36.2 million (~$475,839).

Interested bidders are expected to pay an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹100,000 ($1,314). The last date for the submission of bids is April 6, 2020.

To be eligible to take part in the competitive bidding process, the bidder must have completed at least one similar work worth not less than 40% of the estimated value of this contract during the last five years as the prime contractor.


Applicants must also have had an average annual turnover of more than 150% of the estimated value of the work in the last three financial years. Each bidder is only allowed to submit one bid for the project. Multiple bids will be disqualified, the tender documents added.

Schools and colleges in India are turning to solar power to meet their energy requirements sustainably. Due to surging electricity bills and the desire to protect the environment, more and more educational institutions are turning to solar to meet their daily energy needs.

Recently, Delhi’s Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College said it has decided to install a 120 kW rooftop solar system atop its building. The college recently signed an agreement with HFM Solar for the project. The project falls under the subsidy program of the Delhi government, by the Indraprastha Gas Corporation Limited (IPGCL).

In April 2019, Mercom reported that Akal University in Punjab’s Bhatinda announced that it had installed a 1.2 MW solar project for ₹52 million (~$0.75 million).