State-owned power generator NTPC has invited domestic bids for development of an aggregate 923 MW capacity of grid-connected solar projects under Phase-II (Tranche-II) of Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Scheme. The projects—to be set up on turnkey basis—can be located anywhere in India. Only domestically manufactured solar cells and modules are allowed for the projects.
A single developer can bid for maximum 300 MW. Minimum project size is 50 MW, increasing in multiples of 10 MW up to 300 MW.
The selected developer will be responsible for design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing and forwarding, transportation, unloading, storage, installation and commissioning of the projects. It shall also provide operation and maintenance support for a period of three years from the date of successful completion of trial run.
Bidding closes on January 3. Bids must be accompanied with a bank guarantee of Rs 5 crore for 50 MW to 90 MW projects, Rs 10 crore for 100-190 MW, and Rs 20 core for 200-300 MW.
500 MW project for Maharashtra
In yet another tender, NTPC has invited domestic bids for development of cumulative 500 MW capacity of grid-connected solar projects in Maharashtra. The projects are to be developed under EPC package with land and connectivity. Modules for the project can be procured from either domestic manufacturers, or imported.
Single developers can bid for whole of 500 MW capacity. The projects are to be developed in blocks of minimum 100 MW capacity, rising in multiples of 5 MW up to 500 MW.
The scope of work includes design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing and forwarding, transportation, unloading, storage, installation and commissioning of the project. The developer shall also provide operation & maintenance of the complete solar plant for a period of three years from the date of successful completion of trial run.
Bidding closes on January 2. Bidders are required to deposit bank guarantee of Rs 10 crore for 100 MW to 195 MW projects, Rs 20 crore for 200 MW to 490 MW, and Rs 50 crore for 495 MW to 500 MW.