State-owned power company NTPC has tendered for the development, installation and commissioning of solar projects – with bidders not expected to supply the solar panels used.
The scope of work of the tender comprises project design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, installation and commissioning. The successful bidder will also be responsible for operations and maintenance for three years.
Bidders must have designed, supplied, constructed, and commissioned—either as an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor or developer—at least 40 MWp of grid connected solar generation capacity on a non-panel-supply, balance-of-system basis, with the previous work to include at least one project of a scale of at least 10 MWp which has been operational for a minimum of six months. The reference plant should be at a single location.
However, NTPC did provide scope for non-solar developers to join the procurement exercise provided they have executed, as developer or EPC, a power, steel, oil and gas, petrochemical, fertilizer, cement, coal mining or coal handling plant with a value of at least INR67 crore in the last decade. Non-solar bidders must also have provided at least one electrical sub-station of at least 33 kV scale and both the industrial plant and sub-station must have been in operation for at least a year.
Interested parties must have had an average INR67 crore turnover during the last three fiscal years and their net worth on the final day of the last fiscal year should not be less than 100% of their paid-up share capital.
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