Empanelment of EPC Contractors for BOS Work for NHDC Solar Projects

NHDC is seeking to empanel Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors for undertaking the BOS work for its solar power projects.

NHDC Limited, the JV of NHPC and the Government of Himachal Pradesh, responsible for planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of hydroelectric power projects, has now diversified into solar power projects and is seeking to empanel Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors for undertaking the Balance of System (BOS) work for its solar power projects.

This tender follows another recent tender by the entity for the empanelment of solar PV module manufacturers for the development of solar power projects by NHDC.

As per the tender, the bidders will be empaneled under two categories i.e. ‘Category A’ for projects up to 100 MW capacity and ‘Category B’ for projects above 100 MW capacity.

To be eligible for participating in the bidding process,

The bidder (for Category-A) should have designed, supplied, erected/ supervised erection and commissioned/ supervised commissioning of solar PV based grid-connected power plant(s) of cumulative installed capacity of 40 MWp or higher, out of which at least one plant should have been of 10 MWp or higher capacity. The reference plant of 10 MWp or higher capacity must have been in successful operation for at least one year prior to the last date of submission of application for enlistment.

The bidder (for Category-B) should have designed, supplied, erected/ supervised erection and commissioned/ supervised commissioning of grid-connected solar power plant(s) of cumulative installed capacity of 80 MWp or higher, out of which at least one plant should have been of 20 MWp or higher capacity. The reference plant of 20 MWp or higher capacity must have been in successful operation for at least one year prior to the last date of submission of application for enlistment.

Financially, the bidders should have an annual average turnover for the last three financial years not less than Rs 200 crore (Category A) or Rs 400 crore (Category B).

The last date for bid submission is June 22, 2020, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on June 23, 2020. The selected contractors will be initially empaneled for a period of 24 months.

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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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