SECI Extends Bid Deadline for 100 MW Solar Plus 50 MW Storage Tender

SECI Extends Bid Deadline for 100 MW Solar Plus 50 MW Storage Tender

SECI has extended the bid submission deadline for its tender for a 100 MW (ac) solar project along with a 50 MW Battery Storage System in Chhattisgarh.

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline for its tender for the commissioning of a 100 MW (ac) solar project (200 MWdc) along with a 50MW/ 150 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh.

The last date for bid submission has been extended from October 27, 2020, to November 27, 2020, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date.

SECI had issued the RfS for the projects last month.

The nodal agency had applied for financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the project of innovation in solar power and hybrid technologies and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contracts that will be signed under this tender.

The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of the 100 MW (ac) solar PV project along with 50MW/150 MWh BESS at Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh. The developers will also be required to provide comprehensive operations and maintenance services for the plant for a period of 10 years from the date of successful commissioning

To be eligible for participating in the bidding process, the bidder should have experience in the renewable energy segment through contracts in the role of contractor, subcontractor, or management contractor for the last three years. And should have successful experience in engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of ground-mounted solar power projects of a cumulative capacity of at least 50 MW or at least two projects having an individual capacity of 10 MW in the last five years. The projects should have been in operation for at least six months before the last date of bid submission.

Financially, the minimum average annual turnover of the bidder should be Rs 345 crore in the last three financial years, with a positive net worth for the last financial year.

The site-visit and the pre-bid meeting were conducted by SECI on September 29, 2020, and September 30, 2020, respectively.

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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