Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for installing 10.72 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) model at various locations in Madhya Pradesh.
The project must be completed within nine months from signing the power purchase agreement. The successful bidders will also have to take care of the project’s operations and maintenance (O&M) activities for 25 years.
The rooftop solar systems will be set up on top of municipality buildings, public health engineering department buildings, state government institutions, and power utility buildings.
The total capacities in this tender have been categorized into different project groups. Bidders can place bids for one or multiple project groups.
The last date to submit the bids is May 4, 2022. Bids will be opened the next day.
Bidders must submit ₹50,000 (~$657) as a non-refundable tender processing fee.
The successful bidders must submit a performance bank guarantee (PBG) of ₹1.2 million (~$15,776)/MW of allocated capacity.
The bidders must submit a bid security of ₹3.17 million (~$41,673) for projects of less than 100 kW and ₹2.10 million (~$27,607) for more than 100 kW capacity, which will be set atop municipality and public health engineering department buildings. For projects of more than 100 kW capacity, set atop state government institutions and power utilities’ buildings, the bid security amount is ₹3.11 million (~$40,885).
Bidders must have a minimum net worth of ₹8 million (~$105,170)/ MW of allocated capacity or an annual turnover of ₹24 million (~$315,511)/ MW of allocated capacity during the last three years ending March 31, 2022.
If the bidder fails to commission the project within the stipulated time, liquidity damages at the rate of 5% of PBG per week from the scheduled commissioning date, subject to a maximum of 20 weeks delay. The developer will be granted an additional ten weeks to commission the projects, given that they submit an additional PBG of 50% of the earlier PBG value. The bidders will also have to additional pay liquidity of 5% of additional PBG per week subject to a maximum of 10 weeks delay.
Only modules listed in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s list of models and module manufacturers under the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) regulation can be used.
MPUVNL had invited bids to set up 440 MW of grid-connected solar power projects of 500 kW to 2 MW capacity under Component A of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program.
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Arjun Joshi is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, he worked as a technical writer for enterprise resource software companies based in India and abroad. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Optional English from Garden City University, Bangalore. More articles from Arjun Joshi.