Bangalore Issues Tender For Rooftop Solar Systems on Government Buildings

The last date of bid submission is March 5, 2019, and the bids will be opened on March 6, 2019.

Bangalore Rooftop Solar

The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) has issued a short term tender for Solar Rooftop Photo Voltaic (SRTPV) grid-connected power plants (with Grid tied Inverter/Hybrid Inverter/Micro Inverter/Solar-Wind hybrid plants) on the rooftops of government buildings in BESCOM area under net-metering scheme on rate contract basis.

The brief scope of work for selected bidders will include the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of the solar rooftop systems along with comprehensive operation and maintenance for a period of ten years. The rooftop solar systems will be executed on the rate contract basis for a period of 1 year, with the option for further extensions.

The project has been split into two slots of 5300 kW capacity installations each. 70% of the capacity is proposed with Grid-Tied Inverters and 30% of the capacity is proposed with Optimiser’s/Hybrid/Micro inverter/Solar-Wind hybrid plants.

The last date of bid submission is March 5, 2019, and the bids will be opened on March 6, 2019. All bidders must submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 32 lakhs (per slot) along with their bids, the estimated cost of the tender is Rs 64 crore (Rs 32 crore for each slot).

To be eligible, the bidder should have experience for having successfully completed the works of on-grid connected solar rooftop PV projects of minimum 50 percent of the capacity put to tender in respective lots and/or minimum 5 separate works to be done with each work of a minimum 100kWp capacity.

And, the annual turnover of bidder should be more than 50 percent of the amount put to tender in any one of the preceding three financial years 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-2018 of the respective lots.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for