EESL Tenders for 279 MW of Solar Power Systems in Maharashtra

EESL has tendered for the commissioning of 279 MW (cumulative) solar systems of capacities ranging between 2 MW and 10 MW across Maharashtra.

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power, has issued a tender for the commissioning of 279 MW (cumulative) solar power generating systems (SPGS) of capacities ranging between 2 MW and 10 MW at various locations across Maharashtra.

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India has received financing from the German state-owned development bank KfW towards the cost fo scaling up demand-side energy efficiency (sector) project, and a part of this financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for this invitation for bids has been issued.

The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing, commissioning of the solar power generating systems. The developers will also be required to provide comprehensive operation and maintenance services for the solar plants upon successful commissioning.

The last date for submission of bids is September 25, 2020, and a pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for September 11, 2020, to address the concerns raised by prospective bidders.

The complete tender work is divided into 5 slots as shown below:

EESL Solar Systems Maharashtra

To be eligible for participating in the bidding process, the bidders must have an average annual turnover in the last three financial years:

For Lot 1 – not less than Rs 71.93 Crore

For Lot 2 – not less than Rs 81.61 Crore

For Lot 3 – not less than Rs 71.93 Crore

For Lot 4 – not less than Rs 81.61 Crore

For Lot 5 – not less than Rs 78.84 Crore

And, the bidders are free to participate in any number of Lots, and accordingly, the combined average turnover for the lots applied by the bidder shall be considered for evaluation. For eg. if a bidder submits bids under Lot 1 and Lot 2, the average annual turnover of the bidder should be Rs 153.54 crore.

Additionally, the bidders should have successfully or substantially completed within the last seven years ‘similar work’ to the proposed contract, where the cumulative capacity of the bidders’ participation shall exceed:

For Lot 1 and Lot 3 – 15.6 MW

For Lot 2 and Lot 4 – 17.7 MW

For Lot 5 – 17.1 MW

Out of which at least one grid-tied ground-mounted solar project should have been of capacity 5 MW or above OR two projects of capacity 4 MW or above OR three projects of capacity 3 MW of above.

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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