NTPC Tenders for 500 MW Solar Projects in Maharashtra

NTPC has tendered for the development of grid-connected solar power projects up to 500 MW in generational capacity in Maharashtra under EPC package

NTPC 500 MW Solar Maharashtra

NTPC Limited has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible bidders for the development of grid-connected solar power projects up to 500 MW in generational capacity in Maharashtra under Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) package with land and connectivity.

The score of work for the prospective bidders will include the design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing and forwarding, transportation, unloading, storage, installation and commissioning of solar projects of 100 MW to 500 MW capacity on a turnkey basis under the open category of PV cells and modules, located anywhere in Maharashtra.

The operation & maintenance of complete solar PV plant including switchyard and power evacuation system till STU/ Discoms substation along with electrical equipment, consumables, and spare parts will also be included in the scope of work for the developers for a period of 3 years from the date of successful completion of the trial run.

The minimum block capacity that can be built has been set at 100 MW beyond which the increments can be made in multiples of 5 MW. The highest capacity that can be awarded to a single bidder is 500 MW.

The last date for bid submission is January 2, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. The date and time of opening of the price bids and e-reverse auction will be intimated to the technically cleared bidders later. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for December 23, 2019, to address the concerns raised by prospective bidders.

The bid security amount that bidders must submit with their bids will vary between Rs 10 crore, Rs 20 crore and Rs 50 crore, depending on the quoted bid capacity of the bidders. NTPC intends to finance the subject package through own resources.

To be eligible, the bidder should have designed, supplied, erected/ supervised erection and commissioned/ supervised commissioning of solar PV based grid-connected power plant(s) of cumulative installed capacity of 40 MW or higher, out of which at least one plant should have been of 10 MW or higher capacity. The reference plant of 10 MW or higher capacity must have been in successful operation for at least six months prior to the date of techno-commercial bid opening.

Financially, the average annual turnover of the Bidder, should not be less than Rs 220 crore during the preceding 3 financial years as on date of techno-commercial bid opening.

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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.