Jharkhand issues tender for developing 7 MW of rooftop solar projects on government buildings

The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has floated a tender for the development of 7 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems on government buildings in the state. The developer will be responsible for the design, installation, and commissioning of the rooftop capacity. Further, they would also have to provide comprehensive maintenance services for five years. The project is expected to cost Rs 870 million and will have to be completed within six months of issue of letter of award. Prospective bidders will have to submit an earnest money deposit of Rs 208,000 per 100 kW quoted and 5 per cent of the value of allotted work as the performance guarantee. The deadline for the submission of bids is March 01, 2021.

To be eligible, the bidder should have installed at least one grid-connected or off-grid solar power project or similar project having a capacity of at least 10 kW for Category A (1 kW to 10 kW), 50 kW for Category B (11 KW to 100 kW), and 100 kW for Category C (above 100 kW). The applicant must also have supplied for and executed projects with a total capacity of at least 25 per cent of the capacity bid government organizations or public sector undertakings in the last seven years.

So far, JREDA has issued tenders for 20 MW of rooftop solar projects in the state. In January 2020, the Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited issued a tender to empanel agencies to install a total of 10 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV power projects across residential consumers in the state.

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