CESL Tenders for 100 MW Solar Power Systems Across Maharashtra

CESL has tendered for setting up 100 MW solar power generating systems (SPGS) across various locations in Maharashtra.

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 100 MW solar power generating systems (SPGS) across various locations in Maharashtra.

The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of 100 MW (cumulative) SPGS in Maharashtra with individual projects ranging between 2 MW and 10 MW. 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 lands used for the projects will be of MAHAGENCO and the energy generated from these project(s)/ SPGS will be evacuated to the nearest MSEDCL substation. A total of 17 locations have been selected for the installation of projects across seven districts of the state.

The last date for bid submission is March 17, 2021, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for March 1, 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 should have experience of successfully installed or commissioned or maintaining within the last three years and that is similar to the proposed contract. With cumulative capacity varying between 4.50 MW and 0.6 MW depending on the lot.

100 MW Solar across Maharashtra

Financially, the bidders should have a minimum average annual turnover ranging between Rs 15.37 crore and Rs 2.2 crore depending on the lot (seven districts) they want to submit proposals for in the tender. In case, bidders apply for 2 or more lots they will need to have a financial turnover of the combined value of the lots.

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.

Earlier this month, CESL had issued a similar tender for setting up 70 MW solar power generating systems (SPGS) across various locations in Goa. The last date for bid submission is February 26, 2021. The project capacity has been divided into three lots of 25 MW, 25 MW, and 20 MW, respectively.

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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.