Military Engineer Services (MES), a state-owned infrastructure development agency, has invited bids for 3MW of solar projects at two locations with 1.5MW at each location in Leh, Ladakh. The agency is in charge of building infrastructure to cater to the settlements of armed forces in the country. The projects will be located in the settlements of Tangtse and Durbuk and will also be developed with battery energy storage system rated 2.5 MWh. The project is estimated to cost Rs 310 million and will be split in to 2 phases. The first phase will be completed in 700 days and the second phase will be completed in 1,675 days.
Contractors are eligible if they are approved by the MNRE or meet the criteria specified in the tender. Additionally, bidders must also have prior experience in completing solar projects for government departments or PSUs in the last seven years. They must also have had minimum annual turnover of at least 30 per cent of the completed project cost over the last three years. Earlier, MES had floated a tender for 1MW of solar power along with additional infrastructure in June 2020 for a project to be located at Johrat, Assam. Prospective bidders must submit an earnest money deposit of Rs 1.5 million and the last date for submission of bids is November 5, 2020.