Deadline for SECI’s 97.5 MW rooftop solar tender extended again

SECI has announced another bid extension date for its 97.5 MW grid-connected rooftop solar tender.

The bid deadline has now been extended to May 30, 2019, with the commencement date for the opening of the techno-commercial bid set for May 31, 2019. The tender is for the setting up of grid-connected rooftop solar PV installations for government buildings across Indian states and union territories.

SECI had issued the Request for Selection for the implementation of these projects in February 2019.

The last date for bid submission was extended for the fourth time to May 21, 2019, from the earlier deadline of March 27, 2019.

The RfS for this project was announced in February 2019. The first category was for 10 MW under CAPEX model (Part-A), the second of 85 MW consisting of RESCO model (Part-B), and third of 2.5 MW comprising CAPEX model (Part-C).

Under Part-A, a bidder is eligible to apply for a minimum aggregate capacity of 100 kW and the maximum aggregate capacity of 1 MW. Under Part-B, a bidder is eligible to apply for a minimum aggregate bid capacity of 1 MW and a maximum aggregate bid capacity of 10 MW. Any bidder eligible for participation in either Part A or B is not allowed to participate in Part C.

According to tender guidelines, the bidding has been split into two categories – general state category and special state category. Only one price would prevail for all the bidders, the size of the projects being 1 kW to 500 kW under Part-A and Part-B, and 1 kW to 25 kW for Part-C.

The ceiling tariff for general category states and union territories was set at Rs 3.50/kWh and for special category states and islands it was Rs 3.50/kWh.