MNRE Shares Solar Tender Issued in Bhutan for Participation by SPDs

MNRE Shares Solar Tender Issued in Bhutan for Participation by SPDs PC: SunAlpha Solar

MNRE has asked SPDA and NSEFI to circulate a solar tender issued in Bhutan amongst solar power developers in India for possible participation in the bid.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has written to industry bodies the Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) and the National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) to inform of a new tender issued by the Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC). BPC has invited bids for the commissioning of 180 kW grid-tied solar projects in the Wangdue Phodrang district of Bhutan. MNRE has asked SPDA and NSEFI to circulate the tender amongst solar power developers for possible participation in the bid.

The Renewable Energy Division (RED), Distribution Construction Department (DCD) of BPC has issued the tender for the solar power project. The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the 180 kW grid-tied ground-mounted solar power project.

The last date for submission of bids is October 7, 2020, and they will be opened on the same date. All bids must be accompanied by Earnest Money Deposit /Bid Security Amount of Nu. 365,000 (Rs 366,477).

To be eligible for participation, the bidder(s) must have experience of having successfully supplied, installed, tested and commissioned at least two grid-connected solar power plants of similar capacity or above including civil works, MV and LV cable laying. The above work should have been operational for a minimum period of three years as on the date of bid opening.

Financially, the bidder should have an Average Annual Turnover over the last three financial years of Nu. 36 million. The bidder(s) should also demonstrate that they have access to, or available, liquid assets unencumbered real assets, line of credit and other financial means (inter alia including a Guarantee or an undertaking from a Bank or Financier) sufficient to meet the construction cash flow for a period of two months, estimated at Nu. 6 million (Rs 6.027 million).

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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