Tender Issued for 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Gujarat

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Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has issued a tender for the survey, installation, testing, and commissioning of 2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects across various health centers, water distribution stations, and other government buildings in Surat, Gujarat.

The project must be completed within four months from the award of the contract. The project’s estimated cost is ₹99.20 million (~$1.25 million). The successful bidder must provide comprehensive operation and maintenance (O&M) services for ten years.

The last day to submit the bids is July 18, 2022. Bids will be opened on July 28.

Bidders should pay ₹14,160 (~$178) towards the tender processing fee. They must submit an earnest money deposit of ₹992,000 (~$12,505).


The successful bidder must submit 2.5% of the project cost as a security deposit cum performance guarantee within ten days of receiving the work order. The successful bidder must also deposit an amount equal to 2.5% of the order value.

The successful bidder must submit a bank guarantee at the start of the maintenance period. The bank guarantee must be equivalent to 10% of the net estimated energy generation value for the first year at all times up to the maintenance period of ten years.

Bidders must have executed at least three similar works with a minimum contract value of ₹39.68 (~$500,223) or two similar works with a minimum contract value of ₹49.60 million (~$625,279) each. Alternatively, they should have executed one similar work with a minimum contract value of ₹79.36 million (~$1 million).

The average annual turnover of the bidders in the last three financial years ending at FY2021-22 must not be less than ₹2.98 billion (~$37.56 million). Their net worth during any year among the last three financial years should be positive.

The net yield of the systems installed by the bidders in kW/ Annum should not be less than 1,300 kWh. Bidders and their modules must be registered with MNRE. Bidders must be in the module manufacturing business for the last five years.

If the successful bidder fails to complete the project per schedule, liquidated damages equal to 0.2% of the unexecuted portion of the contract will be levied per day of the delay, subject to a maximum of 10% of the unexecuted portion of the contract value.

In October last year, SMC invited bids for the supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of 10 MW of grid-connected solar power projects with land on lease at any location in Gujarat.

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