Tender Floated for Module Cleaning System for MAHAGENCO’s 50 MW Solar Project

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids for the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of a module cleaning system for Maharashtra State Power Generation Company’s (MAHAGENCO) 50 MW solar power project at Koudgaon in Maharashtra.

The module cleaning system must be delivered within six weeks from the site handover.

The last day to submit the bids is April 19, 2022. The bids will be opened on the same day.

The successful bidder must submit a performance guarantee at 10% of the entire project cost only if the finalized contract value is above ₹2.5 million (~$33,147); there will be no contact performance guarantee if the contract value is below the aforesaid amount.


The scope of work includes supplying two vehicle-mounted mobile units for module cleaning and washing of the solar modules. The vehicle-mounted mobile units must be equipped with tank jet systems and a 100-meter-long flexible hose pipe. The water for cleaning must be arranged through four borewells to fill the underground reinforced concrete water tank provided by BHEL.

The bidders must have carried out supply, installation, and testing of module cleaning systems or systems involving water washing or cleaning systems during the last five years. Alternatively, bidders could have also executed operations and maintenance works of solar projects involving both supply, installation, and commissioning. Copy of work orders and completion certificate must be submitted as proof of successful execution.

Bidders must have an average annual financial turnover of ₹3 million (~$39,580) during the last three financial years ending March 31, 2021. The bidders must also submit a certified turnover certificate for the last two financial years issued by a chartered accountant.

If the project is delayed, liquidity damages at the rate of 0.5% will be charged on the undelivered portion per week or part thereof, subject to a maximum of 10% of the contract price. If the bidder fails to deliver the ordered equipment within the period stipulated, liquidity damages at the rate of 0.5% will be charged on the total project cost per week or part thereof, subject to a maximum of 10% of the contract price.

BHEL has issued a notice inviting tender from global floaters manufacturers to enter a memorandum of understanding for freezing techno commercial conditions and specification for procurement of design and supply of floaters and associated anchoring and mooring of floaters for various floating solar projects across India.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, BHEL has floated 527 MW of operations and maintenance (O&M) tenders.