SECI to Conduct Virtual Pre-Bid Meeting for 15 MW Floating Solar Tender

SECI has stated that the pre-bid meeting for its tender for setting up of 15 MW floating solar PV power plant in Himachal Pradesh will be conducted online.

SECI Pre-Bid Meeting

[Updated on July 15, 2020]

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued in a notice that the pre-bid meeting for its tender for setting up of 15 MW grid-connected floating solar PV power plant at Nangal Pond, Himachal Pradesh will be conducted online.

In its notification, the agency stated that “due to current pandemic and lockdown on account of COVID-19, the pre-bid meeting shall be conducted online.”

The meeting is scheduled for July 17, 2020, at 3 PM. Further details can be viewed here.

Earlier this month, SECI had issued the tender for setting up the 15 MW floating solar PV power plant at the Nangal Pond in Bilaspur district of the state.

As per the tender, the last date for bid submission is August 5, 2020, (August 3, 2020, for Online Submissions) and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on August 6, 2020. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for July 17, 2020, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders. All bidders are required to submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 1.35 crore along with their bids.

The project will be developed on a Build-Own-Operate (BOO) basis and power generated by SPD from the above project has been provisioned to be sold to the Buying Entity, i.e. Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB). BBMB will enter into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the successful Bidder selected by SECI based on this RfS for the purchase of floating solar power for a period of 25 years.

As per the Request for Selection (RfS), the maximum levelised tariff payable to the Project Developer is fixed at Rs 3.41/ kWh for 25 years. This shall be inclusive of all statutory taxes, duties, levies, cess applicable as on the last date of bid submission.

The scope of work for the selected developer will include the setting up of the floating solar PV project including the transmission network up to the interconnection/ delivery point, at its own cost, and in accordance with the provisions of this RfS document. All approvals, permits, and clearances required for setting up of the project including those required from state government and local bodies upto the delivery point shall also be in the scope of the SPD.

SECI had also issued a similar notification for its tender for the development of a 5 MW solar power plant at the V. O. Chidambaranar Port Trust in Tuticorin, Tamilnadu.

“In reference to the above subject matter, an online Pre-Bid/clarification Meeting shall be organized on July 20, 2020, at 1100 hours. Due to the current pandemic and ongoing lockdown situation on account of COVID19, the meeting shall be conducted online,” SECI issued in a statement.

Further details can be viewed here.

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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