Coal India Subsidiary Invites Bids for 1 MW of Solar Projects in Jharkhand

The last day to submit the bids is August 8, 2023


Central Mine Planning and Design Institute, a subsidiary of Coal India, is inviting bids to install 1.03 MW of solar power projects for Central Coalfields in Jharkhand.

The installation includes rooftop systems totaling 890 kW at Amrapali (60 kW), Magadh (50 kW), Piparwar (190 kW), NK Area (310 kW), Giridih (280 kW), and a ground-mounted solar project of 140 kW in Amrapali and Kathara Area.

The project should be completed in 240 days, post which the developers must also operate and maintain the projects for five years.

The project’s estimated cost is ₹46.57 million (~$567,840).

The last day to submit the bids is August 8, 2023. Bids will be opened on the next day.

Bidders must provide a certificate showing they have sufficient working capital, which should be at least 20% of the annualized or estimated value, whichever is lower for this project.

They should have an average annual financial turnover of at least 30% of the estimated cost mentioned in the tender during the past three years.

Bidders should have completed three similar works costing at least 20% of the estimated work cost each, two similar works costing 25% each, or one similar work costing 40% of the estimated work cost each in the last seven years.

If they have completed two similar works, each costing at least 25% of the estimated cost, either partner can meet the requirement, or at least two partners should have completed one such work each.

If they have completed three similar works, each costing at least 20% of the estimated cost, they have several options to meet the requirement:

  • Any one partner can match the requirement.
  • Any two partners can collectively meet the requirement by one partner completing at least two similar works and the other partner completing one such work.
  • All three partners can individually meet the requirement by each completing at least one similar work.

Any delay attributable to the consultant beyond the scheduled completion period of the entire work will attract liquidated damages at 0.5% of the contract value per week, subject to a maximum of 10% of the contract value.

CIL Navikarniya Urja, another subsidiary of Coal India, invited bids to commission a 20 MW solar power project along with the associated transmission system in Dhanbad, Jharkhand.

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