NTPC Limited has floated a tender inviting bids for undertaking engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for the development of 1,070 MW of solar projects in Rajasthan. The individual projects awarded under the tender will be of a minimum of 50 MW or higher capacity in multiples of 10 MW. The scope of work for the selected bidders will include design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing and forwarding, transportation, unloading, storage, installation and commissioning of grid-connected solar PV projects located anywhere in Rajasthan on a turnkey basis. The work also includes providing three years of operations and maintenance services for the solar projects, power evacuation system and telemetry up to the interconnecting state transmission utility substation. To be eligible for bidding, the bidder must have set up at least 40 MW of projects, either as an EPC contractor or as a developer, of which at least one project must have been larger than 10 MW in capacity. The last date for bid submission is September 17, 2020.