SECI’s 100 MW Solar Plus 50 MW Storage Tender Gets Timeline Changes

SECI’s latest tender for the commissioning of a 100 MW solar along with a 50 MW storage in Chhattisgarh has seen alterations to some tender dates.

Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI’s) latest tender for the commissioning of a 100 MW (ac) solar project (200 MWdc) along with a 50 MW/ 150 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in Chhattisgarh has seen alterations to dates for the in-person site visit and the pre-bid meeting.

SECI has announced that the site visit has been planned on September 29, 2020, for which the SECI team along with prospective bidders will visit the site at Rajnandgaon. And that post the site visit, the pre-bid meeting will be conducted in person in Raipur, Chhattisgarh on September 30, 2020. The pre-bid meeting will also be available online through Video Conferencing (VC), details of which will be made available soon.

Earlier, under the tender, SECI had stated that the pre-bid meeting would be conducted on September 29, 2020.

“In this time of ongoing Pandemic COVID 19, Bidders has to abide by the related State Quarantine requirements & accordingly, they are required to observe necessary arrangements on their own. SECI will not be responsible for any quarantine related formalities/matters in this case,” SECI issued in its notification.

SECI had issued the RfS for the projects earlier this week.

The nodal agency had applied for financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the project of innovation in solar power and hybrid technologies and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contracts that will be signed under this tender.

The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of the 100 MW (ac) solar PV project along with 50MW/150 MWh BESS at Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh. The developers will also be required to provide comprehensive operations and maintenance services for the plant for a period of 10 years from the date of successful commissioning.

The last date for bid submission remains unchanged and will be October 27, 2020, and the technical bids will be opened on the same date. All bidders must submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 7 crore along with their bids.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com 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 iamrenew.com.

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