Assam Discom Invites Bids from Consultants to Develop Wind Project

The last date for the submission of bids is September 5, 2023


Assam Power Distribution Company (APDCL) has invited bids to select consultants for the preparation of feasibility cum detailed project report (DPR) for the development of a megawatt-scale wind power project at Khandong Dyke and its surrounding area within a radius of 60 km located in Dima Hasao district of Assam.

The scope of the work also involves soil investigation, geotechnical survey, topography survey, contour survey, and hydrological study. The consultants must identify the suitable capacity of the wind power project to be developed at the location.

The estimated cost of the project is ₹3.39 million (~$40,836.7)

The last date for the submission of bids is September 5, 2023. Bids will be opened on September 7.

Bidders must submit an earnest money deposit (EMD) amount of ₹100,000 (~$1,204).

The successful bidders must furnish a performance bank guarantee (PBG) amounting to 10% of the contract value.

The contract value is divided into two parts depending on the scope. Under Part A, encompassing an evaluation of wind resource data, including an on-site assessment of the suggested area and the presentation of a feasibility report, it is projected to incur expenses amounting to ₹800,000 (~$9,638).

If the location is found to be viable, Part B thereafter will involve the execution of a GEO technical survey, preliminary detailed project report (DPR), final DPR, and draft tender documents. The estimated cost is ₹ 2,590,000 (~$31,204).

Under Part A, a site survey and a preliminary feasibility report must be completed within four weeks of receiving the Letter of Award (LOA). APDCL will determine the project’s location feasibility based on the consultant’s advice.

The finalized feasibility report should be ready within one week of receiving feedback on the draft report.

For Part B, a geotechnical survey must be carried out within eight weeks after determining a feasible project location. The preliminary DPR will be completed within seven weeks following the approval of the feasibility and business model section.

The final DPR will be prepared within two weeks of APDCL’s acceptance of the draft. Lastly, the draft tender documents must be prepared and submitted within two weeks after submitting the final DPR.

Bidders should have provided advisory services for developing large-scale single wind energy projects with at least 25 MW capacity.

The responsibilities must include creating feasibility reports, DPR, fundamental and in-depth engineering services, wind resource evaluation, energy yield estimation, and optimization of plot dimensions and layout. The bidder should have collectively executed work of no less than 175 MW capacity over the past seven years.

Bidders must possess appropriate licensed software, such as Wasp and Wind Pro, to perform energy estimation evaluations. Moreover, they should have a capable workforce with experience in managing such tasks.

Essential supporting documentation should be provided, including valid software licenses and the names, qualifications, and experience details of the team members involved in this advisory assignment.

At the time of submitting the bid, the bidders must have a well-equipped team with qualified and experienced personnel.

The bidders’ average annual turnover in the field of consultancy services business for the three financial years must be ₹10 million (~$120,508).

Their net worth should exceed the paid-up capital and be a minimum of ₹5 million (~$60,253).

Recently, Fichtner Consulting Engineers has been awarded a consultancy contract by Assam Power Distribution Company to prepare a DPR for a 1 GW grid-connected solar project in the Karbi Anglong district of Assam.

Earlier in March, the Assam Cabinet gave in-principle approval for setting up 620 MW of renewable energy projects under a joint venture between the Assam Power Generation Corporation and Oil India.