The Military Engineering Services (MES) has floated a tender for a 1 MW ground-mounted solar power project at Hisar, Haryana.
The estimated cost of the project is ₹60 million (~$823,478). Interested bidders are expected to make an earnest money deposit of ₹625,000 (~$8,578). The last date for submitting bids is March 15, 2021.
The scope of work includes taking care of the external electrification to all the required buildings, testing, commissioning, and other related work for the entire completion of the system. Selected bidders must provide comprehensive operations and maintenance services for the project for five years.
The project is to be executed in two phases. The first phase must be completed within one year, and the second phase within five years from the projects’ date of award.
The MES said that all contractors enlisted with it and are graded “Class A” and above are eligible to apply. Contractors who are not enlisted with the MES but meet the criteria for annual turnover, financial criteria, solvency, and working capital requirements are allowed to participate, as well.
To be eligible to place bids, applicants must have completed solar power projects in government departments or public sector undertakings (PSUs) in the last seven years. They must have executed at least one similar project at least 80% of the tendered capacity, two such projects of 50% of the tendered capacity each, or three projects that are 40% of the tendered capacity each.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, MES has floated tenders for 137 MW of ground-mounted solar photovoltaic projects as of December 2020.
Previously, the Military Engineer Services invited bids for a 1.5 MW of solar project at the Air Force Station in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. The first phase of the project is to be completed in one year, while the second is to be completed in two years.
Nithin Thomas 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.