Thanjavur Smart City Limited (TSCL) has floated a tender for a 3 MW solar power project at the Sirajudeen Nagar Sewage Treatment Unit in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.
Interested bidders are expected to make an earnest money deposit of ₹1.5 million (~$20,475). The deadline for submission of bids is February 2, 2021.
The scope of work includes the design, engineering, procurement, supply, packing, transportation, site development, construction, installation, testing, and commissioning of the system. Selected bidders must provide ten years of comprehensive operations and maintenance services for the project.
To be eligible to participate in the competitive bidding process, applicants must be empanelled or enlisted with the Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency with at least one registered office in the city.
They must have experience designing, supplying, erecting, supervising, and commissioning solar photovoltaic-based grid-connected projects with a cumulative capacity of 1.5 MW or more for the central or state governments, local bodies, or public sector undertakings.
Bidders are also expected to have a minimum average annual turnover of at least ₹100 million (~$1.4 million) in the last three financial years, with a minimum turnover of ₹50 million (~$682,483) in their solar photovoltaics division in the last financial year. They must also have had a positive net worth in the last year.
Bidders must also submit a bank solvency certificate from a scheduled commercial bank for ₹30 million (~$409,490).
There has been a slew of solar tenders issued by smart cities across the country.
In November 2020, the Tirunelveli Smart City Limited floated two tenders to install 5 MW of solar projects in the district. The first tender was for 2 MW of solar projects at the Tirunelveli corporation dump yard in the district. A tender to implement a 2.5 MW grid-interactive ground-mounted solar project in the Chettichavadi area of the district was also issued under Salem’s Smart City Mission.
The Nava Raipur Atal Nagar Smart City Corporation Limited (NRANSCCL) invited bids for the installation of 2.9 MW of rooftop solar projects at various locations under the capital expenditure model in September 2020.
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.