The Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL) has floated a tender for 6 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic projects at Chandpur in Faridabad, Haryana.
Bidders must make an earnest money deposit of ₹6 million (~$82,485) or ₹1 million (~$13,748)/MW. The last date for the submission of bids is March 24, 2021.
The scope of work includes the design, engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of the project. It also includes five years of comprehensive operations and maintenance services, extendable by another five years.
To be eligible to partake in the competitive bidding process, applicants should have experience executing similar work on at least one 10 MW solar power project or two of 5 MW each. These projects must have been operational for at least one year.
Alternatively, bidders who have executed industrial projects worth ₹600 million (~$8.2 million) as engineering, procurement, and construction contractors or developers in power, steel, oil, gas, petrochemical, fertilizer, cement, or coal mining sectors in the last ten years are eligible to apply. Bidders must have executed at least one 33 kV electrical substation in the last year.
Applicants must have had an average annual turnover of at least ₹30 million (~$412,426) over the last three consecutive financial years.
In September 2020, HPGCL had reissued a tender for 57 MW of grid-connected ground-mounted solar projects at three sites in the state, including a 30 MW solar project at the new ash dyke area, Faridabad Thermal Power Station in Faridabad, a 15 MW project at Deenbandhu Chotu Ram Thermal Power Plant in Yamuna Nagar, and a 12 MW solar project at Western Yamuna Canal, also in Yamuna Nagar.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, Haryana has tendered 103 MW of solar projects as of December 2020. The state has 148 MW of operational solar projects with 610 in the development pipeline as of September 2020, per Mercom’s Solar Project Tracker.
Nithin is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Reuters News, he has covered oil, metals and agricultural commodity markets across global markets. He has also covered refinery and pipeline explosions, oil and gas leaks, Atlantic region hurricane developments, and other natural disasters. Nithin holds a Masters Degree in Applied Economics from Christ University, Bangalore and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai. More articles from Nithin.