Rajasthan Road Transport Co Tenders for 4 MW Rooftop Solar Projects

Rajasthan Road Transport Co Tenders for 4 MW Rooftop Solar Projects

RSRTC has floated a tender for setting up of rooftop solar projects worth 4 MW capacity at its premises/ depots in various districts of Rajasthan

Rajasthan 4 MW Rooftop Solar


The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) has floated a tender, inviting bids from eligible bidders for setting up of grid-connected rooftop solar projects worth a cumulative 4 MW capacity at RSRTC premises/ depots in various districts of the state under RESCO Model.

The scoop of work for the selected bidders will include the design, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning of the rooftop solar systems along with comprehensive operation and maintenance of the plants for a period of 25 years from the date of successful commissioning.

The last date for bid submission is October 25, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for October 4, 2019, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders. The date and time of opening of the price bids will be intimated to the cleared bidders later.

The estimated cost of the projects tendered is Rs 18 crore, and all bidders must submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 36 lakh along with their bids. However, there is an exception for small scale industries based in Rajasthan who will only need to submit Rs 9 lakh as bid security amount and sick industries which need to submit Rs 18 lakhs.

As per the tender, an additional capacity up to 50 percent over and above the proposed allocated capacity can be allowed, subject to mutual consent between RESCO(s) and RSRTC.

To be eligible, the bidders should have cumulative experience of commissioning at at least 2 MW with a single project of 500 kW grid-connected solar PV project(s) prior to the bid submission date and at least one work of similar nature and capacity of at least 1 MW with satisfactory completion certificate issued by concerned (state/central government/PSU/corporation) department in last three years or commitment in case ongoing current project.

Financially, the bidders should have a minimum average annual turnover of Rs 5 crore for the last 3 financial years.

The corporation has announced that it will inject the power generated by the rooftop solar systems into the grid. And as per the latest amendments in the state’s net metering regulations, in the event that the electricity injected by a domestic category consumer exceeds the electricity consumed during the billing period, such excess injected power above 100 units will be paid by the Discoms at the rate of Rs 3.14/kWh.

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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.