Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Seeks Bids for 2 MW Rooftop Solar Systems

The last day to submit the tender is January 16, 2023


Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has invited bids to commission 2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems with remote monitoring systems atop its buildings.

The project’s estimated cost is ₹116.02 million (~$1.4 million).

The selected developer must complete the work within six months and provide five years of comprehensive operations and maintenance services.

The last day to submit bids is January 16, 2023. Bids will be opened on January 18.

Bidders are required to pay a tender fee of ₹18,000 (~$217) and furnish ₹1.16 million (~$14,014) as an earnest money deposit.

Successful bidders must furnish 3% of the project cost as a security deposit and 5% as a performance bank guarantee.

Bidders must have prior experience in commissioning a grid-connected rooftop solar system of a minimum of 100 kW. They must submit a certificate from the owner indicating that the work was completed on time and is functioning satisfactorily.

Bidders who have completed three similar projects of at least 800 kW each, two similar projects of at least 1 MW each, or one similar project of at least 1.6 MW, are also eligible to submit bids.

Further, the bidders must have an average annual turnover of ₹34.8 million (~$420,448) for the last three financial years. Bidders also must possess a solvency certificate of not less than ₹23.2 million (~$280,299) from a nationalized or scheduled bank.

If the developer fails to complete the work on time, liquidated damages at the rate of 0.1% of the remaining work value per day will apply. The total amount of liquidated damages cannot exceed 10% of the work value.

Modules used in the projects should be Mono PERC having a minimum capacity of 500 Wp. They must be listed in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) approved list of models and manufacturers (ALMM). In the absence of the ALMM, the selected bidder must submit a self-declaration regarding domestically manufactured modules to be used in the project.

Earlier this year, AMC issued an expression of interest for the empanelment of project management consultants for feasibility, detailed project reports, and consultancy of different renewable energy projects.

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