O&M tender floated for solar projects in Daman and Diu

Dadra Nagar Haveli Daman and Diu Power Distribution Corporation have floated bids for the five-year operation and maintenance (O&M) for solar projects. These projects consist of 4.3 MW of ground mounted solar projects and 485 kW of rooftop solar projects in Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The scope of work as per the tender includes project management, machinery maintenance, a control room, and a switchyard for outage-free and continuous power generation. 

According to the tender guidelines, bidders must submit Rs 100,000 as an earnest money deposit. Also, within 14 days of receiving the letter of award, the successful bidder is required to deposit 10 percent of the yearly contract amount towards the performance guarantee. Bidder’s average annual turnover for the last three years should be at least Rs 5 million. For the ground-mounted and rooftop solar projects, the contractor will be responsible for maintaining a yearly average capacity utilisation factor (CUF) of 15 percent. Any shortfall in generation that is less than the CUF will be charged at the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission levelised tariff rate for ground-mounted and rooftop solar projects. Bids submission deadline is September 8, 2022.

Recently in May 2022, NTPC Limited issued a notice requesting tenders for the comprehensive operation and maintenance of five 50 MW blocks of its 250 MW Mandsaur solar plant.