The Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) has issued a tender for setting up a total of 1.47 MW of rooftop solar projects at 115 panchayatsamiti offices across the state. The tender also includes setting up of 2,045 solar street lighting systems across the office areas. The scope of work includes the design, engineering, supply, installation, and commissioning of these solar systems, along with comprehensive maintenance services for ten years. The project must be completed within 180 days from the date of issuance of the work order. These locations are spread across 30 districts of Odisha. The last date for the submission of online bids is July 28, 2020.
The project consists of seven packages across panchayat samitis of Odisha. The bid security amounts vary depending upon the package. The capacity will be allotted under category A and category B. The bidders meeting the financial and technical requirements will comprise category A, while other bidders will comprise category B. As per the tender guidelines, 80 per cent of the capacity of rooftop solar projects as well as the total number of solar lighting systems will be reserved for category A bidders. The remaining will be reserved for category B.