Uttarakhand to Empanel Bidders for 10 MW Rooftop Solar Projects

UPCL has issued an EoI for the empanelment of vendors for grid-connected rooftop solar power projects ranging in capacity between 1 kW-500 kW in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Rooftop Solar

The Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) for the rate contract and empanelment of eligible bidders and vendors for grid-connected rooftop solar power projects ranging in capacity between 1 kW and 500 kW in the state. The total capacity of the projects to be developed is 10 MW.

The scope of work involves the design, manufacture, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning of the rooftop solar projects. The developers will also be required to provide comprehensive operation and maintenance service for the plants for a period of 5 years from the date of successful commissioning. The project developers will have a period of 365 days to complete the work on the project.

The last date for bid submission is November 29, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on November 30, 2019. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for November 18, 2019, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 50 crore and all bidders must submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 20 lakh along with their bids.

The projects have divided into three different categories. Out of the total capacity (10 MW), 6 MW falls under A, 3 MW is under category B, and 1 MW has been allocated under category C. However, as per the terms of the provisions of the tender these allocations of capacity are tentative and can be interchanged depending upon the number of bidders qualified in a given category and project demands in various categories.

To be eligible, the bidders should be a photovoltaic system integrator having experience in the installation and commissioning of solar power projects in MNRE supported programs. And should have installed and commissioned a grid-connected solar PV power project having a total capacity of at least 50 kW, which should have been commissioned at least six months before the techno-commercial bid opening date.

Financially, the minimum annual average turnover of the successful bidder should be at least Rs 3 crore during the last three financial years.

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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.