HPCL Issues Consultancy Tender for 100 MW Solar Projects in Andhra Pradesh

The last date to submit the bids is July 18, 2023


Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) has invited bids to select a project management consultant for installing 100 MW of solar projects at Galiveedu Solar Park in Andhra Pradesh for captive consumption.

The engineering and project management consultant (EPMC) will be appointed to supervise the design, engineering, procurement, supply, erection, and commissioning of the solar projects at the solar park. They must also supervise the transmission line installation from the generation site to the to-be-identified injection substation.

The last date to submit the bids is July 18, 2023. Bids will be opened on the same day.

Bidders will be required to submit ₹1.98 million (~$24,076) as an earnest money deposit.

The contract will be valid for 18 months from the date of issuance of the letter of intent and will include all stages of the project.

To be eligible, bidders should have completed three similar works, each costing not less than ₹46 million (~$560,768), or two similar works, costing not less than ₹57.5 million (~$700,960) each, or one similar work costing not less than ₹92 million (~$1.12 million) during the last seven years.

They should have experience as a project management consultant supervising the design, procurement, construction, and commissioning of 100 MW of ground-mounted solar power projects in India. The said project should have been operational for one year prior to the bid submission date.

Also, the average annual turnover of bidders during the last three financial years should be at least ₹34.5 million (~$420,576).

The consultant should plan, initiate, guide, coordinate, supervise, and control the entire project implementation activities through a dedicated task force consisting of specialists and experts on various aspects of the project, such as engineering design, purchase, inspection, construction, and commissioning.

Based on the land area available and suitable technology assessment, the consultant should suggest the installation capacity of the solar power project in the identified area. The consultant should also prepare detailed technical specifications, ratings, the capacity of the various project components like solar modules, mounting structure, the balance of system required for the execution of the project, and the bill of material along with a cost estimate for the development of the solar power project.

Recently, HPCL invited bids for the engineering, procurement, and construction of a 5 MW grid-connected ground-mounted solar power project in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh.

Earlier, HPCL had invited bids from project management consultancies to set up grid-connected captive solar projects, including rooftop solar, with an aggregate capacity of 1.2 MW under net metering at various locations of the Vijayawada Dharmpuri Pipeline.

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