CSIR Floats Tender for Experimental Solar-Geothermal Hybrid Building in Roorkee

The last date for submitting bids is November 21, 2020


The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) for constructing an experimental net-zero energy solar-geothermal hybridized building at its Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) in Roorkee, Uttarakhand.

The work is expected to cost ₹778.3 million (~$10.5 million). Interested bidders are expected to make an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹155,700 (~$2,110). The last date for submitting bids is November 21, 2020.

The scope of work includes construction, civil, electrical, and maintenance work, among others. The contract is expected to last four months from the date of commencement of the work.

To be eligible to participate in the competitive bidding process, applicants are expected to have experience successfully executing at least three similar projects worth at least 40% of the estimated cost, two worth 60%, or one worth 80% in the last seven years.

Since the work is experimental and involves multiple kinds of technology and systems, project knowledge, understanding, and prior experience will be considered for selection.

Bidders are expected to submit a 1,500 word write up on how they intend to implement the projects and how they plan to install and commission the different systems proposed in the project.

Geothermal projects refer to projects that use heat from the earth’s core to generate electricity. The earth’s heat is used to create steam, which is then used to spin turbines that produce power.

According to the International Finance Corporation, globally, buildings consume more than half of all electricity for heating, cooling, and lighting and account for 28% of energy-related greenhouse-gas emissions. It said that by 2030 green buildings will offer a $24.7 trillion investment opportunity in emerging markets alone, which will spur economic growth and accelerate sustainable development.

Recently, Mercom reported that Tata Steel Limited and the CSIR had joined hands to work toward carbon capture, utilization, and storage to combat climate change and global warming.


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