CESL Tenders for Commissioning and O&M of 70 MW Solar Systems in Goa

CESL Tenders for Commissioning and O&M of 70 MW Solar Systems in Goa

CESL has issued a tender for setting up 70 MW solar power generating systems (SPGS) across various locations across Goa.

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has issued a tender, seeking bids from eligible firms for setting up of 70 MW solar power generating systems (SPGS) across various locations in Goa. The project capacity has been divided into three lots of 25 MW, 25 MW, and 20 MW, respectively.

The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of 70 MW (cumulative) SPGS in Goa. The developers will also be required to provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services for the plants for a period of 12 years from the date of successful commissioning.

The last date for bid submission is February 26, 2021, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for February 18, 2021, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders.

As per the tender, a quarter of the tendered capacity has been reserved for Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs), of which 4 percent and 3 percent has been further reserved for procurement from companies owned by scheduled caste (SC) and scheduled tribe (ST), and women entrepreneurs, respectively.

To be eligible for participating in the bidding process, the bidders must have experience of successfully installing a similar project in the last three fiscals, where the cumulative capacity should be more than 7.5 MW for Lot-I and Lot-II, and 6 MW for Lot-III.

Financially, the bidders should have a minimum average annual turnover of Rs 28 crore for participation in Lot-I and Lot-II bids, and Rs 23 crore for Lot-III, over the last three financial years. And the net worth as of the last day of the last financial year should not be less than 100 percent of the paid-up share capital.

The solar modules used in the projects should be 340 Wp wattage output with an efficiency of the modules of at least 70 percent. Further, the modules used in the projects must be warranted for peak output wattage, which should not be less than 90 percent at the end of 10 years and 80 percent at the end of 25 years.

In December 2020, Nilesh Cabral, Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Government of Goa, had inaugurated the first “convergence project”, which integrates the delivery of clean renewable decentralised energy with energy-efficient pump sets and LED lamps for rural homes, in Goa. Further, the foundation stone for a 100 MW solar project with pump sets and energy-efficient lamps had also been laid down by the Minister. 

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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.