Sixth Extension For SECI’s 97.5 Rooftop Scheme Tender

Bidders will now have until June 17, 2019, to submit their bids for the development of the rooftop solar projects under the scheme.

Rooftop Scheme

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a notification amending the deadline for bid submission for its 97.5 MW grid-connected solar PV system rooftop scheme for government buildings. The nodal agency for renewable energy projects in the country has now extended the deadline for bid submission on this rooftop solar tender for a sixth time.

On March 28, 2019, the agency had issued amendments to its tender, modifying a bulk of the key provisions of the tender to better suit the capabilities and demands of the prospective bidders. In this notification, the nodal agency had also extended the deadline for bid submissions to April 11, 2019.

On April 9, 2019, the nodal agency issued a deadline extension from April 11, 2019, to April 16, 2019, with the techno-commercial bids scheduled to be opened on April 18, 2019. This was the second deadline for the rooftop scheme tender since it was first issued on February 26, 2019.

Followed by extending the deadline again. The last date for submissions was extended from April 16, 2019, to April 30, 2019. And more recently, it had extended the deadline for bid submission for the fourth time. Bidders had until May 21, 2019, to submit their bids for the development of the rooftop solar projects under the scheme. The techno-commercial bids were to be opened on May 22, 2019.

Later it extended the deadline for a fifth time, to May 30, 2019.

And now, it has extended the deadline for bid submission for the sixth time. Bidders will now have until June 17, 2019, to submit their bids for the development of the rooftop solar projects under the scheme. The techno-commercial bids will be opened on June 18, 2019.

Key Amendments that were made to the tender documents were:

1. The bidding process which was initially divided into two categories i.e. General State category and Special State category has now been divided into four zones i.e Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone-3 and Zone 4. In a particular zone, there will be only one price for all the bidders in CAPEX Model PART-A, one price for all the bidders in CAPEX Model PART- C (Rs per kWp: Project Cost) and similarly there will be only one price for RESCO Model (Rs per kWh: Tariff).

2. The maximum allowable fixed tariff for the RESCO part for the 25 year PPA agreement has also been amended;

For Zone-1 Fixed Ceiling Tariff (Rs/kWh) – 3.50

For Zone-2 Fixed Ceiling Tariff (Rs/kWh) – 3.64

For Zone-3 Fixed Ceiling Tariff (Rs/kWh) – 3.95

For Zone-4 Fixed Ceiling Tariff (Rs/kWh) – 2.50

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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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