BHEL Invites EoI from OEMs for Supplying to Floating Solar Projects in Madhya Pradesh

The last date to submit the bids is May 2, 2022


Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited expression of interest (EoI) from original equipment manufacturers for the supply and installation of photovoltaic modules, floaters, anchoring and mooring systems, and an annual maintenance contract (AMC) for three 100 MW floating solar power projects in Omkareshwar reservoir in Madhya Pradesh.

The EoI seeks to invite offers from companies willing to partner with BHEL for the identified scope of work to execute contracts for supply to Rewa Ultra Mega Solar’s (RUMSL’s) 600 MW floating solar park at Omkareshwar reservoir.

The last date to submit the bids is May 2, 2022. Bids will be opened on the same day.

The bidders are not required to pay any earnest money deposit.

The selected bidder must pay a contract performance bank guarantee for an amount equivalent to 3% of the total value of the purchase order and also a bid security bond of 1% of the bid value in the form of a bank guarantee or security deposit within 30 days of signing the memorandum of understanding.

The suppliers must also provide a ten-year warranty from the supply date. For installation and commissioning of equipment, they must provide ten years warranty. The design life of the supplied equipment must be 25 years. The selected bidder who cannot provide insurance on the supplied modules must pay additional performance security equivalent to 10% of the contract value.

The delivery schedule will be provided at the time of the actual tender for procurement. In case of a delay, the supplier will be charged liquidated damages equivalent to 0.5% of the undelivered portion per week or part thereof, subject to a maximum of 10% of the total contract price excluding taxes, duties, and freight.

Bidders must be photovoltaic module manufacturers with 140 MW per annum capacity for 535W or above rated photovoltaic modules and have experience supplying  100 MW of photovoltaic modules cumulatively in the last three financial years.

Bidders must have executed at least one floating solar photovoltaic power project of a minimum 1 MW capacity. They should have designed and supplied the floater bill of quantities (BOQ) and also the anchoring and mooring system. The plant must be in operation for a minimum of six months from the tender opening date. Bidders must have a minimum capacity of manufacturing floater BOQ as per their design to match 140 MW per year considering photovoltaic module supply of 535W rating.

Bidders must submit statements supporting their average annual turnover for the last three financial years.

According to Mercom sources, the RUMSL’s tender for the 600 MW floating solar park received an overwhelming response.

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