Coal India Subsidiary Invites Bids for 35 MW Solar Projects

Bidders will also be responsible for 10 years of O&M

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Central Mine Planning & Design Institute (CMPDI), a subsidiary of Coal India, has invited bids for the design, engineering, procurement and supply, construction and erection, testing, and commissioning of grid-connected solar power projects of a cumulative capacity of 35 MW.

Bidders must also operate and maintain the projects for ten years.

CMPDI has floated separate tenders for 23 MW, 5 MW, and 7 MW.

Bidders must pay an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹5 million (~$60,180) for the 23 MW tender in the Majri area, Chandrapur district, Maharashtra. The last date for the submission of bids is July 3, 2024. Bids will be opened the next day.

For the 5 MW project in the Chandrapur area of the same district, the EMD is ₹3.1 million (~$37,313). The last date for the submission of bids is July 2, 2024. Bids will be opened the next day.

The 7 MW project in the Wani area requires an EMD of ₹4.4 million (~$53,831). The last date for the submission of bids is July 4, 2024. Bids will be opened the next day.

The commencement date of work is within 30 days from the issue of the letter of acceptance and submission of performance security or seven days after handing over the site.

The total contract period is 3,922 days (270 days + 3,652 days):

  • Construction of the plant, including testing and commissioning, is 270 days.
  • Comprehensive operation and maintenance of the plant is 3,652 days.

Bidders should have experience completing similar work during the last seven years.

The required experience should be one of the following:

  • Three similar completed works, each costing at least 20% of the estimated cost of the tender or
  • Two similar completed works, each costing at least 25% of the estimated cost of the tender or
  • One similar completed work costing at least 40% of the estimated cost of the tender.

Similar works refer to designing, supplying, installing, testing, and commissioning solar photovoltaic grid-connected power projects. The solar power project can be ground-mounted, rooftop, or floating in nature.

The average annual financial turnover during the last three years, ending March 31 2024, should be at least 30% of the estimated tender cost.

The bidder must submit a certificate demonstrating possession of adequate working capital (at least 20% of the annualized or estimated value of the work, whichever is less), including access to lines of credit and other financial resources to meet the requirement.

Recently, CMPDI invited bids for the design, supply, installation, commissioning, and testing of grid-connected solar power projects with a cumulative capacity of 13 MW.

In August last year, CMPDI invited bids to implement a grid-connected 8.5 MW solar project for Central Coalfields.

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