India Government Mint Tenders for 1 MW Solar Plant at Hyderabad

India Government Mint Hyderabad has issued a tender for the commissioning of a 1 MW grid-tied solar PV plant at its campus in Hyderabad.

Security Printing and Minting Corp of India, under the India Government Mint (IGM) Hyderabad has issued a tender for the commissioning of a 1 MW grid-tied solar PV power plant at its campus in Hyderabad.

IG Mint, Hyderabad desires to take up the installation of a 1 MWp solar plant in the land that belongs to them to utilise the power generated from the project to meet their captive power requirement under a net metering basis with 5 years Comprehensive Warranty period. The firm has clarified that it will permit the Bidder to set up a solar power project in the land, without any transfer of rights on the land.

It is intended that work of commissioning of the plant should be completed within four months from the date of handing over of site or date of conclusion of agreement whichever is later. The selected bidder will need to develop the land, design, supply, erection, testing, commissioning of 1 MWp solar plant, including evacuation of power generated to the 33/11 KV sub-station along with facilities for utilisation of power under Net Metering basis.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 4.25 crore.

The last date of bid submission is May 11, 2021, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. 

The bidder must indicate the generation guarantee in kWh annually for a 1 MW capacity solar power project install under this contract. In case of failure to deliver the power guaranteed on annual basis except for exceptional scenarios, the rate of compensation would be the cost of power per unit purchased by IG Mint, Hyderabad from TSSPDCL for each of unit of power fall short of guaranteed generation.

To be eligible, the bidder should have manufactured, supplied, installed and commissioned at least one or similar type of Solar Power Plant having a capacity of 1 MW in any one year during the last five years ending on FY 2019-20 as per tender document. And, the firm must have an annual capacity to manufacture and supply at least one solar power plant of 1 MW capacity. 

Financially, the average annual turnover of the Bidder during the last three years up to the Financial Year ending on March 31, 2020, should be more than Rs 1.25 crore. 

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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