Haryana Floats Rate Contract Tender for 8.4 MW Rooftop Solar Projects

The last date to submit the bids is March 11, 2024


Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has invited bids to empanel vendors on an annual rate contract basis to set up a tentative aggregate of 8.4 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects with a net metering facility at various locations in the state.

The projects are to be installed without any battery bank and are expected to cost approximately ₹319.5 million (~$3.85 million).

The last date to submit the bids is March 11, 2024. Bids will be opened on the same day.

The scope of work design, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning of the projects with comprehensive operation and maintenance for seven years, including supply of solar generation and bi-directional meter.

The tender proposes to install 150 rooftop solar systems of 1 kW to 10 kW capacity, 110 systems with 11 kW to 50 kW capacity, 10 systems with 51 kW to 100 kW, and 20 systems with 101 kW to 500 kW capacity.

Bidders can bid for the entire capacity. Bids for the partial capacity of a single group will not be accepted under the tender.

Projects with 1 kW to 100 kW capacities must be commissioned within three months of receiving the work order, and projects with 101 kW to 500 kW capacities must be commissioned within four months of receiving the work order.

Bidders must pay a tender fee of ₹5,000 (~$60.32), an e-service fee of ₹1,000 (~$12.06), and an earnest money deposit of ₹200,000 (~$2,413).

Haryana-based manufacturing Micro and Small Enterprises, Khadi Village Industries Unit, Startups, or First-Generation Entrepreneurs will be exempted from the tender fee and earnest money deposit.

Bidders must be manufacturers of solar cells/modules or system integrators.

Only domestically manufactured solar modules with domestically manufactured solar cells can be used for these projects. The tender has specified the requirement for crystalline silicon solar cells with Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification for IS 14286 and IS 61730 (Part I, Part II).

The modules must be from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s latest Approved List of Models and Manufacturers order.

The solar inverters must be tested from the MNRE-approved test centers, National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories, BIS, or International Electrotechnical Commission accredited testing-calibration laboratories.

International test houses should have approved imported inverter/micro inverter/power conditioning units.

Bidders should have completed the supply, installation, and commissioning of grid-connected rooftop solar projects of minimum 3.36 MW cumulative capacity for any state or central government agency/department/organization/autonomous body or private sector duly verified from April 1, 2019, to the closing date of the bid.

They must have a minimum average annual turnover of ₹100.8 million (~$1.22 million) and a positive net worth in the last three financial years.

Recently, Himachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency invited bids to empanel vendors for the rate contract to design, manufacture, supply, erect, test, and commission rooftop solar power projects of capacities ranging from 1 kW to 500 kW under the net metering and net billing program.

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