SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10GW Solar Project Till 12th Nov

As per the tender document, the techno-commercial bids would be opened on November 13, 2018.

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The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), an arm of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), has extended the bid submission deadline for its 10GW of inter-state transmission system (ISTS) connected solar capacities with 3 GW p.a. solar manufacturing till November 12, 2018.

State-run SECI has notified in a statement that, “Extension of bid submission deadline-V: Selection of solar power developers for setting up of 10GW ISTS connected solar PV power plant linked with 3GW (per annum) solar manufacturing plant under global competitive bidding (Phase-I).”

“The last date of bid submission is hereby extended till 12.11.2018 (18:00 HRS). The techno-commercial bid opening shall be carried out w.e.f. 11:00 HRS on 13.11.2018,” it added.

As per the tender document, the techno-commercial bids would be opened on November 13, 2018.

Earlier, the last date for submitting the bids for SECI’s 10GW solar tender was October 12, 2018.

As per the media reports, “The bids for the auction were extended again and again due to technical and commercial issues raised by the bidders. Now, the ministry is in the process to make the tendering process glitch free.”

Meanwhile, the RFS (request for selection) was initially floated in May this year and the bid submission was August 27, 2018.

However, it was later extended to September 27, 2018 and the bids were to be opened on September 28, 2018. But it was again extended to October 12, 2018.

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