NTPC Floats Tender for 150 kW Rooftop Solar Plant at its Farakka Township

NTPC has issued a tender for setting up of 150 kW rooftop solar PV plant in the hospital building at NTPC Farakka

NTPC Rooftop Solar Farakka

NTPC Ltd. has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible bidders for setting up of 150 kW rooftop solar PV plant in the hospital building of Field Hostel Township at NTPC Farakka in West Bengal.

The scope of work will include the supply, installation, and commissioning of the solar rooftop system. The selected bidders will also be required to provide comprehensive operation and maintenance of the system. The winning bidders will have a period of 6 months from the date of award to complete the work on the project.

The last date for bid submission is August 5, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the following date i.e. July 6, 2019. All bidders must submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 1 lakh along with their bids as a bid security amount.

To be eligible, the bidder should have designed, supplied, erected/supervised erection and commissioned/supervised commissioning of solar photovoltaic (SPV) based grid-connected power plant of at least one plant of 100 kWp or above and cumulative capacity of 120 kWp or above. The reference plant must have been in successful operation for at least six months prior to the date of the techno-commercial bid opening.

Additionally, the average annual turnover of the bidder during the preceding three years should not be less than Rs 79.5 lakh.

In April, the Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Ltd. (KBUN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC had issued a tender for the deployment of 500 kW rooftop solar PV plants on various buildings of plant area of KBUN for the Muzaffarpur Thermal Power Project.

The latest tender is the power utility’s first (>100 kW) rooftop project for well over 3 months as it has been more involved in floating large utility-scale renewable projects. Most notably, the call for bids against its 1 GW solar tender under the second phase of the CPSU scheme.

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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.