NTPC tenders 1 GW solar PV projects across India

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The scope of work includes design,  engineering,  manufacturing,  supply,  packing  and  forwarding, transportation,  unloading,  storage,  installation  and  commissioning. Only domestically manufactured solar PV cells and modules shall be used in the projects.

The selected bidders shall also be responsible for operation and maintenance of the complete solar PV plant for a period of three years from the date of successful completion of trial run.

To be eligible, the average annual turnover of the bidder should not be less than Rs 240 crore during the preceding three financial years as on the date of techno-commercial bid opening.

A single developer can bid for minimum 50 MW and maximum 300 MW.

Bidders are required to deposit bank guarantee of Rs 2 crore for 50 MW capacity, Rs 5 crore for 60 MW to 100 MW, Rs 10 crore for 110 MW to 200 MW, and Rs 20 crore for 210 MW to 300 MW.

Bidding closes on July 15. Techno-commercial bids will open the same day. The date for reverse auction will be intimated in due course.

CPSU Scheme

Under the second phase of the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Scheme—overseen by the India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)—any state-run power producer is eligible for viability gap funding (VGF) assistance if it sets up a solar PV power plant for self-use or use by government entities, either directly or through DISCOMs.

The scheme mandates use of solar PV cells and modules manufactured domestically as per the specifications and testing requirements fixed by MNRE.