Eastern Railway floats request for proposals for 2.2 MW rooftop solar systems

The Eastern Railway’s Howrah Division has requested bids for the design and supply of a 2.2 MW grid-connected rooftop solar project with no battery backup. According to the tender guidelines, bidders will be required to provide Rs 653,000 as an earnest money deposit. The project must be completed within 6 months of the work order being received.

The project’s equipment should be in accordance with the “Make in India” policy. Also, the bidders must have completed three similar works costing at least 30 per cent of the tender value, two similar works costing at least 40 per cent of the tender value, or at least one similar work costing at least 60 per cent of the tender value in the previous seven years. Similar work includes the design, supply, installation, connection, testing, and commissioning of an on-grid, off-grid or hybrid solar system. The deadline for bid submissions is March 6, 2023.

In January 2023, the Eastern Railways issued a request for proposals to install 1.9 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems across multiple sites in West Bengal’s Sealdah division. The scope of work entails conducting a survey, designing, fabricating, supplying, installing, testing, and commissioning 38 units of 50 kW grid-connected rooftop solar systems for three-phase 50 kW power with voltage ranging from 200V to 1,000V.