Rajasthan Solar Park Development Company has tendered for the construction of 220 kV and 132 kV transmission lines for the Nokh Solar Park in Jaisalmer
The Rajasthan Solar Park Development Company (RSDCL) has issued a tender, seeking bids from eligible firms for the construction of 220 kV and 132 kV transmission lines for the Nokh Solar Park in Jaisalmer on a turnkey basis.
The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the design, engineering, procurement, installation, testing, and commissioning of the transmission lines on a turnkey basis. Furthermore, the developers will also be responsible for the fabrication, galvanisation, and delivery of the transmission line supporting structure for 220 kV and 132 kV lines. The successful bidder will have a period of 15 months from the date of issuance of the purchase order to complete the work on the project.
The last date for bid submission is February 26, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. The date and time of opening of the price bids will be intimated to the technically cleared bidders later. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for January 31, 2019, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders. All bidders must submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 1.19 crore along with their bids.
To be eligible for participating in the bidding process the bidders must have experience of having successfully installed at least 80 percent of the route length of tendered (75.85 km) transmission lines on a turnkey basis. And should also own or should have assured access to the tower material having a manufacturing capacity of 5000 MT per year for tower members and at least 2500 MT of manufactured parts of 132 kV towers in the last five years.
Financially, the firms should jab a minimum annual turnover of Rs 20 crore for the best three financial years of the last five years prior to the date of opening of the bids.
Recently, a report by WIRES, the international trade association that promotes investment in all aspects of the high voltage grid, had highlighted the concern that without strategic and timely expansion of transmission infrastructure, the ability to meet clean energy mandates and goals may be in jeopardy.