SECI Extends Bid Deadline for 97.5 MW Rooftop Solar Scheme, Again

SECI has extended the bid submission deadline for 97.5 MW grid-connected rooftop solar system scheme for government buildings until October 21, 2019.

SECI Deadline Rooftop 97.5 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced that the bid submission deadline for its tender for, implementation of 97.5 MW grid-connected rooftop solar system scheme for government buildings in different states/ union territories under CAPEX/ RESCO Model, has been extended again.

The deadline for bid submissions has been extended until October 21, 2019. And the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the following date i.e. October 22, 2019.

Last month, SECI had extended the deadline for the tender till October 7, 2019. With the techno-commercial bid opening scheduled for October 9, 2019.

In May, SECI had issued a notification amending the deadline for bid submission for its 97.5 MW grid-connected solar PV system rooftop scheme for government buildings for a sixth time. Bidders had until June 17, 2019, to submit their bids for the development of the rooftop solar projects under the scheme. 

On March 28, 2019, the agency had issued amendments to its tender, modifying a bulk of the key provisions of the tender to better suit the capabilities and demands of the prospective bidders. In this notification, the nodal agency had also for the first time extended the deadline for bid submissions to April 11, 2019. This was later followed by 5 more deadline extensions, as the nodal agency failed to garner sufficient interest in the project.

In June, SECI had announced that the said tender had been annulled due to migration of e-Tendering Portal of SECI from TCIL to another one. And that a fresh tender shall be launched on new e-Tendering Portal of SECI after notification of revised benchmark cost FY 2019-2020.

The total capacity of 97.5 MW tendered has been divided into three categories, 10 MW comprising of CAPEX Model (Part-A), the second is 85 MW consisting of RESCO Model (Part-B), and third is 2.5 MW comprising of CAPEX Model (Part-C).

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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