Tender Issued for Commissioning of 34 MW Solar Plant at SCCL

Tender Issued for Commissioning of 34 MW Solar Plant at SCCL

SECI has issued a tender for setting up a solar PV power plant worth 34 MW at SCCL in Telangana.

34 MW Solar SCCL

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for setting up a solar PV power plant worth 34 MW at the Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) in Telangana.

The scope of work for the selected developers will include the design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of cumulative 34 MW (AC) ground-based solar plant at two different sites. The contractors will have a period of 1 year to complete the work on the project. The project developers will also be required to provide 10 years of comprehensive operation and maintenance service for the plants including supply and storage of all mandatory spare parts, consumables, repairs/ replacement of any defective equipment, etc.

The 34 MW capacity will be developed was two projects at 2 different sites of SCCL:

34 MW Solar SCCL

The last date for bid submission is April 20, 2020, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for March 30, 2020, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders. The date and time of opening of the financial bids will be intimated subsequent to the shortlisting of techno-commercial bids.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 154.36 crore and all bidders must submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 3.08 crore along with their bids.

To be eligible bidders can participate through any one of two mentioned qualifying routes. The first of which is the bidder should have experience in EPC execution of ground-mounted solar projects on turnkey basis including design, supply, installation and commissioning of cumulative capacity, not less than 17 MW in the last seven financial years as on the last date of bid submission. However, such plant capacity must have been in satisfactory operation for at least six months prior to the last date of bid submission.

Financially, the Minimum Average Annual Turnover (MAAT) of the bidder in the last three financial years (i.e. FY 2016-2017, 2017-18 and 2018-19) should be Rs 61.74 crore. And the bidder should have a minimum Working Capital of Rs 38.59 crore.

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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.