NTPC Limited has floated a tender for the engineering, procurement, and constructionfor a maximum of 300 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic projects in Gujarat. In addition to providing comprehensive operations and maintenance for three years, the contractors will be responsible for the design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, installation, and commissioning of the projects. Further, they must also set up grid connectivity up to the state transmission utility substations of 66kV. As per the tender document, only open category photovoltaic cells and modules can be used for the project. The bidder is expected to quote a minimum of 25 MW for the project and a maximum of 300 MW. No earnest money deposit as specified under the tender. The last date of submission of bids is March 16, 2021.
Applicants are eligible if they have previously designed, supplied, and commissioned at least 40 MW of solar projects. At least one of these projects must be at least 10 MW and been operational for the last six months. Bidders are also eligible if they have executed industrial projects of at least Rs 2.1 billion as engineering, procurement, and construction contractor or developers in the sectors of power, steel, oil, gas, petrochemical, fertilizer, cement, or coal mining in the last ten years. Additionally, the bidders must have carried out works for at least one 33 kV electrical substation in the last 12 months.
So far, NTPC Limited has floated EPC tenders for 2,345 MW of solar projects. Earlier this month, the company floated a tender to develop 735 MW of grid-connected solar capacity in the Nokh Solar Park in Rajasthan.