Maharashtra floats tender for developing 4 MW of solar power projects

The Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) has issued a tender for the development of around3.98 MW of solar projects in the state of Maharashtra. A capacity of 1.4 MW will be developed at Akola, 1 at Vasai-Virar and 1.58 MW at Amravati. These projects are being developed under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) Abhiyan in Maharashtra.The last date for the submission of bids for all the three tenders is June 29, 2020.

The scope work for the selected bidder will include development and installation of the solar project along with comprehensive maintenance for five years. The project must be completed within 120 days from the date of the issue of the work order.The developer will have to give the generation guarantee for a minimum of 1.5 million units per MW per year from the commissioning of the projectand will have to provide web-based solar generation monitoring and data logging system along with the solar power project. The estimated costs of the projects are as follows:Rs 63 million for the project at Akola, Rs 45 million for the project at Vasai-Virar and Rs 71.1 million for the project at Amravati. Interested bidders will have to submit earnest money deposits equalling amounts of Rs 630,000 Rs 50,000 and Rs 711,000, respectively. As per the tender document’s financial eligibility criteria for all the three projects, the average annual financial turnover of the bidders during the last three years should be at least Rs 90 million and the net worth of the bidder for the last three financial years should not be less than Rs 50 million.



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