MNRE Invites EoI for Evaluation of Solar Park Development Scheme

Highlights :

  • MNRE has invited Expression of Interest (EoI) from reputed experts and consultancy firms for evaluating the “Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects” scheme.
  • The main objective of the scheme is to set up at least 50 solar parks, each with a capacity of 500 MW and above, by 2021-22, with an estimated Central Financial Assistance (CFA) of Rs. 8100.00 crore under the National Solar Mission (NSM).

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited Expression of Interest (EoI) from reputed experts and consultancy firms for evaluating the “Development of Solar Parks and Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects” scheme, which the ministry has been implementing since December 2014.

The main objective of the scheme is to set up at least 50 solar parks, each with a capacity of 500 MW and above, by 2021-22, with an estimated Central Financial Assistance (CFA) of Rs. 8100.00 crore under the National Solar Mission (NSM). While the scheme is ongoing in the current financial year, a large number of systems have already been installed or are under installation.

The purpose of the new study is to evaluate the implementation of the scheme by collecting information from state implementing agencies, solar park developers and other stakeholders. Appointed experts will assess the performance of the applications for different stakeholders and recommend on whether the scheme should be continued as it is or be modified in some way.

In order to be eligible to submit the EoI, interested candidates should have an experience of at least 5 years in conducting similar assignments and an annual turnover of at least Rs. 1 crore per year during the last three years will be eligible. Having sector specific experience and in-house capability to manage the assignment will be an added advantage. The consultants shall be short listed inter-alia based on their past experience of handling similar type of studies, strength of their manpower and financial strength of the consultancy firms.

Together with the Expression of Interest, the following details are to be sent:

  • Details of the constitution, ownership, organizational structure and main activities of the bidder organization, including details of full time professionals.
  • Unabridged annual reports or audited financial accounts for the last three years. Profile of qualification, experience and number of key staff.
  • Details of major assignments undertaken of a similar nature, including number of years’ relevant experience; past experience of studies of similar nature; past experience in carrying out studies in the related sector and studies carried out in the region.

After the evaluation of the responses to the Eol, bidders meet the eligibility benchmarks will be shortlisted. The shortlisted consultancy firms will then be invited to submit detailed proposal comprising a technical bid, financial bid, Earnest Money Deposit (EMO) in the form of performance security and related documents.

The full document can be accessed here.

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Soumya Duggal

Soumya is a master's degree holder in English, with a passion for writing. It's an interest she has directed towards environmental writing recently, with a special emphasis on the progress being made in renewable energy.

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