DMRC Tenders for 3 MW Solar Power Plants Under VGF Scheme

DMRC has issued a tender for setting up of 3 MW solar PV power systems in DMRC under the Viability Gap Funding (VGF) scheme.


The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible bidders for setting up of 3 MW solar PV power systems in DMRC under the Viability Gap Funding (VGF) scheme.

The scope of work for the selected developers will include the design, engineering, supply, storage, civil work, erection of the suitable structure, net metering, testing and commissioning of the 3 MW solar PV project. The project developers will have a period of 12 months from the date of issue of the letter of acceptance to complete the work on the project. The developers will also be required to provide comprehensive operation and maintenance (O&M) of the project in the Modified Annuity Model for a period of 25 years on different sites of DMRC.

The last date for bid submission is January 16, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the following date i.e. January 17, 2019. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for December 24, 2019, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 13.5 crore and all bidders are required to submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 13.5 lakh along with their bids as bid security.

As per the tender, the DMRC shall be disbursing VGF according to sanctioned capacity, as per the approval of SECI.

The tender is being floated for a total capacity of 3000 kWp solar PV power systems to be installed at different locations as listed above. Bidders have to maximise as per site available and 25 percent variation can be operated in these sites and any other sites. The size of each project may be in the range of 10 kWp to 400 kWp or more on each rooftop unit can separately connect with the grid and may have separate energy meters.

To be eligible for participating in the bidding process, the bidder should have total installed & commissioned grid-connected solar projects of a minimum of 2 MW during the last 10 years ending and rooftop solar project of minimum 1 MW in the last 10 years. Furthermore, the bidders should have an annual turnover in any one of the last 5 financial years more than Rs 6 crore (i.e., Rs 2 crore per MW).

Recently, DMRC chief Mangu Singh had informed that all future buildings of Delhi Metro will be designed to straight away accommodate rooftop solar panels and to eventually get top score from green building rating authorities.

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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