Second O&M Tender Issued in Andhra for 1 GW Kurnool Solar Park

APSPCL has issued a second tender for carrying out O&M services for the 1 GW Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park in Andhra Pradesh.

O&M Andhra Solar

The Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation (APSPCL) has issued a second tender, inviting bids from eligible parties for carrying out the operation and maintenance (O&M) services for the 1000 MW (1 GW) Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park located in the Gani and Sakunala villages in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh.

The scope of work for the selected bidders will include carrying out the operation and maintenance (O&M) of four 220/33 kV pooling substations-1,2,3 and 4 and the associated 220 kV DC lines including 33 kV lines, fire station and water supply scheme at the Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park.

The last date for bid submission is December 16, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on December 17, 2019. The price bids of the technically cleared bidders will be opened on December 20, 2019. The estimated cost of the maintenance contract is Rs 6.07 crore and all bidders will have to submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 6.08 lakh along with their bids.

This is the second such tender that the APSPCL has issued. The first tender was issued for carrying out the operation and maintenance (O&M) services for the 1500 MW Ananthapuramu Ultra Mega Solar Park in the state.

As per the RfS, the eligibility criteria for participating in this second tender is identical to that in the first tender i.e. the bidders must have an “A” Grade Electrical License for 220 kV level and above. And should have experience of carrying out O&M of 220 kV substation and associated 220 kV transmission lines for a minimum period of one year during the last five financial years.

Additionally, the bidder must also submit proof that its aggregate turnover is at least 3 times of estimated contract value (Rs 6.07 crore) during the last three preceding financial years put together i.e. from FY 2016-17 to FY 2018-19.

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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