HPCL Invites Bids for 100 MW Solar Project in Andhra Pradesh

The last date for the submission of bids is December 15, 2023


Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) has invited bids to design, engineer, supply, construct, erect, test, and commission a 100 MW solar power project at Galiveedu village in Annamayya district, Andhra Pradesh.

The scope of work also includes five years of operations and maintenance (O&M) of the project.

The last date for the submission of bids is December 15, 2023.

The selected bidder must submit a security deposit equal to 1% of the total contract value within 15 days of receiving the acceptance notification for the tender.

A Composite Performance Bank Guarantee, valid for three months, is also required. The Performance Bank Guarantee, inclusive of the security deposit, is as follows:

  • For all items excluding contractor’s variance request (CVR) items: 10% of the purchase order value
  • For CVR items: ₹1 million (~$11,997) or 5% of the order value, whichever is lower.

Only suppliers classified as Class-I and Class-II Local entities will be eligible to participate in the bidding process.

Bidders are advised to visit the HPCL site in Galiveedu before submitting their bids.

Bidders must thoroughly inspect the site to assess the ground and subsoil conditions, ascertain the quantities and nature of work, identify the necessary materials for project completion and their availability, and evaluate the means of access to the site.

The engineering, procurement, and construction contractor will be responsible for terminating the 33 kV cable/overhead transmission line at the existing 33/220kV Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation (APSPCL) substation.

The substation is located within the Ananthapuramu Ultra Mega Solar Park boundary, with the distance between the proposed site and the APSPCL substation approximately 5 kilometers. However, the contractor must conduct a detailed route survey to determine the exact length of the route.

The comprehensive O&M contract begins after the 12-month defect liability period, with no extra payment by HPCL for the vendor’s O&M during this period.

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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