ANERT Issues RfS for Agency to Implement 1 MW Solar Project in Kerala

The last date for submission of bids is February 15, 2023


The Agency for New & Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) has issued a request for selection (RfS) for an agency to implement a 1 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic power project at a government medical college campus in Thiruvananthapuram.

The scope of the work includes design, supply, engineering, erection testing, and commissioning of the project, along with ten years of operation & maintenance.

The last date for submission of bids is February 15, 2023. Bids will be opened the next day.

The project falls under the Solar City project funded by special purpose vehicle (SPV) Smart City Thiruvananthapuram, which was set up for the implementation of smart city missions of the Government of India.

Bidders must pay a tender document fee of ₹17,850 (~$217) and an earnest money deposit of ₹200,000 (~$2,441).

Within 30 days from the issue of the allocation letter, the successful bidder must furnish a performance bank guarantee (PBG) at the rate of 3% of the total contract value.

The PBG will be forfeited if the successful bidder cannot commission the projects to the satisfaction of ANERT.

The rate quoted by the bidders should cover the delivery of materials at the location, cost of materials and labor for the civil works, installation, and commissioning, warranties, application fees, O&M charges, GST, and all other expenses.

The tender offer will be kept valid for acceptance for six months from the opening of bids.

Only ANERT-registered vendors for solar projects with solar grading issued by ICRA Analytic of grades can participate in the tender.

Bidders should have experience installing and commissioning grid-connected solar power projects with a capacity of a single project not less than 200 kW and a cumulative capacity of above 3 MW.

The projects should have been commissioned at least two months before the bid opening date.

Bidders should have the minimum average annual turnover of ₹50 million (~$610,425) in any two of the last five financial years.

Alternatively, bidders should have a net worth equal to or greater than the value calculated at the rate of ₹60 million (~$732,510).

Metering and grid connectivity of the solar project would be the bidder’s responsibility.

The performance ratio of the project should be at a minimum of 75% at the time of inspection for initial commissioning acceptance, and a minimum capacity utilization factor must not be less than 21%.

Recently, ANERT also invited bids to procure 1,000 smart energy meters as part of the Solar City Project implemented in Thiruvananthapuram.


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