SECI Reschedules Pre-Bid Meeting for 25 MW BCCL Solar Plant in West Bengal

SECI Reschedules Pre-Bid Meeting for 25 MW BCCL Solar Plant in West Bengal

SECI has announced that the pre-bid meeting for its tender for 25 MW solar PV power plant at BCCL in West Bengal, has been rescheduled

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced that the pre-bid meeting for its tender for setting up of 25 MW solar PV power plant at the Bhojudh Coal Washery of Bharat Coking Coal (BCCL) in the Purulia district of West Bengal, has been rescheduled.

In its notification, the nodal agency has stated that the site visit for the project has been planned for February 9, 2021. After which, the pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for the very next day on February 10, 2021, the meeting will be conducted online.

The tender was issued earlier in January. At the time, the pre-bid meeting was scheduled for January 29, 2021.

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. This would not only be a leap towards the use of green energy for BCCL but also be means of self-reliant and economical energy which would capitalize on the abundance of solar energy.

The last date for bid submission is still March 10, 2021. 

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.

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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