SECI Extends Bid Deadline for 25 MW BCCL Solar Plant in West Bengal Again

SECI Extends Bid Deadline for 25 MW BCCL Solar Plant in West Bengal Again

SECI has again extended the bid deadline for its tender for setting up a 25 MW solar plant at the Bhojudh Coal Washery of BCCL in West Bengal

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has notified that the bid submission deadline for its tender for setting up of 25 MW solar PV power plant at the Bhojudih Coal Washery of Bharat Coking Coal (BCCL) in the Purulia district of West Bengal, has been extended, again.

The last date for bid submission has been extended from March 24, 2021, to April 9, 2021. And the bids will now be opened on the new deadline. Two weeks ago, the agency had extended the deadline for the tender to March 24, 2021.

The tender was issued earlier in January. The scope of work for the selected developer will include the design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of the 25 MW (AC) solar PV power plant. The developers will also be responsible for providing comprehensive operation and maintenance of the plant for a period of 5 years, after successful commissioning and performance demonstration of the plant. 

Bharat Coking Coal Limited, Dhanbad (BCCL) envisages the execution of green energy by way of implementing a solar PV power plant at BCCL, West Bengal. 

To be eligible for participating in the bidding process, the bidders must have experience in EPC execution of ground-mounted solar projects on a turnkey basis including design, supply, installation and commissioning, of cumulative capacity not less than 13 MW (AC) in the last seven financial years. However, such project capacity must have been in satisfactory operation for at least six months prior to the last date of bid submission. 

Financially, the bidder must have a Minimum Average Annual Turnover (MAAT) in the last three financial years of Rs 47.1 crore, along with a positive net worth. Furthermore, the bidders should have a minimum working capital of Rs 29.43 crore.

Previously, SECI had also rescheduled the pre-bid meeting for the tender.

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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