Gujarat Tenders for 600 MW Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

The scope of work for the selected developers will include the supply, design, installation and commissioning of the rooftop solar systems.

Gujarat 600 MW Rooftop Solar

Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Ltd. (PGVCL) has issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) for empanelment of agencies for setting up of 600 MW grid-connected rooftop solar PV systems in residential premises in Gujarat.

The scope of work for the selected developers will include the supply, design, installation and commissioning of the rooftop solar systems. The developers will also be required to provide five years of comprehensive operation and maintenance of the plants. The bidders will have a period of 4 months to complete the work on the project.

As per the provision of the EOI, two types of the Bidder categories to be empanelled:

  1. Category-A’ bidders shall be those bidders who have experience of successful installation and commissioning of minimum aggregate 100 kW capacity of solar rooftop/grid-connected systems in any sector viz. residential, social, industrial, commercial, government, under SKY scheme or any other such scheme.
  2. Category-B’ bidders shall be those bidders who are new entrepreneurs and/or those bidders who are not covered under Category-A.

The last date for bid submission is August 3, 2019, and the last date for physical submission of relevant EOI documents is August 6, 2019. The EOI documents will be opened on August 7, 2019, and the technical bids will be opened on August 8, 2019. The tentative date for the opening of the price bids is August 9, 2019.

A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for July 25, 2019, to address the concerns raised by prospective bidders.

The Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) to be submitted by the bidders will vary depending on the bidder category. Category-A bidders and Non-MSME units will submit Rs 7 lakh as the EMD amount while Category-B and MSME units will submit Rs 4 lakh along with their responses.

The rates have been invited are for eleven system capacities/ranges(slabs) of solar system ratings/ capacity from 1KW, 2 KW,…,> 6KW to 10KW, > 10KW to 25KW, >25KW to 50 KW, 50> 100 KW and >100 KW. Bidders are required to quote rates in all the SPV capacities and ranges as mentioned above in the on-line price bid.

The 600 MW cumulative capacity tender is a big step for the state of Gujarat, which according to the latest official data tabled in the Rajya Sabha installed the highest amount of rooftop solar capacity in the previous financial year.

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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