State-owned power generator NTPC has invited domestic bids for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) package with land for development of ISTS grid-connected solar PV projects up to 600 MW capacity.
The projects—to be set up under Open category—allow the use of only domestically manufactured solar cells and modules.
The scope of work includes design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing and forwarding, transportation, unloading, storage, installation and commissioning of grid-connected solar PV projects located anywhere in India on a turnkey basis. The developer shall also be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the complete solar PV plant, including switchyard and power evacuation system until the ISTS substation, for three years.
To be eligible, the bidder should have an average annual turnover of minimum Rs 210 crore during the preceding three financial years.
Bids must be made for projects of a minimum 50 MW in size, rising in 10 MW multiples. Bidders can offer multiple projects, provided each has a minimum 50 MW capacity.
The total capacity of solar projects that can be allocated to a company is 300 MW.