West Bengal Seeking Consultants for the Proposed 125 MW and 75 MW Solar Projects

WBSEDCL has issued an EOI for the engagement of a consultant for the 125 MW Phase – I and the 75 MW Phase – II solar projects to be located in West Bengal.

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The West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company (WBSEDCL) has issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the engagement of reputed consultants for the 125 MW Phase – I and the 75 MW Phase – II solar projects to be located at Dadanpatrabar, Mania and Dkshin Purusottampur in West Bengal.

The scope of work for the selected bidder will be to provide consultancy services for detailed planning, preparation of tender document, bid evaluation, design engineering review, and supervision of preparation work of the two solar projects. The scope of work will also include, but not be limited to, construction monitoring services during project execution in compliance with technical specifications, an inspection of performance of works, witness and assist in certification of quality tests, an on-site physical inspection of the equipment.

The last date for submission of EOI responses is January 20, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on January 22, 2019. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for January 14, 2019, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders.

To be eligible, the consultant must have working experience of completion of similar types of projects/ works related to civil infrastructural development during the last ten years. And they must have an average annual turnover for consultancy services of similar type of projects/ works not less than Rs 12 lakh in the last three consecutive financial years.

On the basis of the available submittals with the EoI, supported by required evidence Certificate(s) in the proposal, the ranking of the Consultants will be done based on the following marks allocation against each criterion:

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In August, the West Bengal government has received a proposal for 800 megawatts (MW) solar power project with an estimated investment of Rs 3,000 crore from a private investor, state Power Minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay had said.

Speaking at the ‘10th Energy Conclave’ organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) the minister said that the power purchase agreement (PPA), however, will be the key to execute the project. “We have received an offer for 800 MW solar power project in a single location from a private investor.”

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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.