Indian Oil Floats O&M Tender for a 3 MW Solar Project in Andhra Pradesh

The last date to submit the bids is August 1, 2023


Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) has invited bids for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of a 3 MW solar power project for one year at its LPG bottling plant in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh.

The contractor will perform comprehensive O&M of the solar power project and power evacuation infrastructure for one year, attending all repairs and maintenance jobs of the complete solar project with the whole transmission network, underground cable, switchyard, bay (upto metering cubicle) at the substation including the supply of materials.

The last date to submit the bids is August 1, 2023. Bids will be opened the following day.

Bidders are not required to pay any earnest money deposit. However, they must submit a bid security declaration in lieu of the earnest money deposit.

The estimated cost of the contract is ₹4.93 million (~$60,208). The successful bidder must furnish an amount equivalent to 3% of the contract value as a security deposit.

The consultants or their subsidiary company or companies under the management of the consultant are not eligible to quote for the execution of the same job for which they are working as consultants.

The plant availability during O&M should be greater than 97%, excluding non-availability due to factors beyond the contractor’s control.

The bidder will be responsible for all the required activities for the successful running, optimum energy generation as well as maintenance of associated facilities of the solar project, which includes the supply of all spare parts, repairs, and replacement of any defective equipment at his own cost as required from time to time during the O&M period.

If the contractor fails to take over the possession of the entire work at all job sites within seven days of the date of the award of the contract, an amount equivalent to 1% of the contract value as liquidated damages for each week of delay or part thereof, subject to a maximum of 5% of the total contract value, will apply.

Last month, Gujarat-based Param Renewable Energy, the O&M arm of Gensol, was awarded a contract by IOCL for the O&M of a 5 MW solar power project located at IOCL’s Rawra facility in Rajasthan.

Earlier, IOCL had invited bids for the annual O&M contract of a 1001.3 kW rooftop solar system installed at its Paradip Refinery and Township in Odisha.

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