BHEL Tenders for O&M Works for NTPC 50 MW Solar Project

BHEL has tendered for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of NTPC’s 50 MW solar power plant at Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh for a period of 11 months.

BHEL has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible vendors for undertaking the task of operation and maintenance (O&M) of NTPC’s 50 MW solar power plant at Ananthapur in Andhra Pradesh. The selected firms will be contracted for a period of 11 months from the date of signing of the letter of award, with work expected to begin in November.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 64.42 lakh and all bidders (including MSMEs) are required to submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 1.30 lakh along with their bids.

The last date for submission of proposals is October 26, 2020, and the technical bids will be opened on the same date.

To be eligible for participating in the bidding process the bidders must have an average annual financial turnover during the last 3 years ending March 31, of the previous financial year, not less than 30 percent of the NIT value.

And, the bidders should have experience of having successfully completed similar works during the last 7 years:

  1. Three similar completed works costing not less than the amount equal to 40 percent of the estimated cost.
  2. Two similar completed works costing not less than the amount equal to 50 percent of the estimated cost.
  3. One similar completed work costing not less than the amount equal to 80 percent of the estimated cost.

Recently, the PSU had floated two more O&M tenders for solar projects.

The first project on offer is the 10 MW solar power project at Charanka in Gujarat for a period of ten years.  Interested bidders will have to submit an amount of Rs 662,000 as the earnest money deposit (EMD) for the bid. The estimated cost of the O&M contract for the 10 MW solar project is Rs 33.06 million.

The second tender is for Singareni Collieries Company Limited’s (SCCL) 30 MW solar project located at Manuguru in Telangana for 123 months. This had earlier been tendered in July this year when the response was poor or unacceptable to BHEL. In this tender, bidders will have to submit an amount of Rs 12.8 lakh as the EMD. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 63.89 million. For both these projects, the last date to submit the bids is October 30, 2020.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com 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 iamrenew.com.

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