INKEL Floats O&M Tender for 2.15 MW of Solar Projects Across Kerala

The last date for submitting bids is May 27, 2024

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INKEL, a public-private partnership initiative promoted by the Government of Kerala, has invited bids from contractors for operating and maintaining (O&M) 2.15 MW of grid-connected ground-mounted solar power projects at various locations in Kerala for two years.

The last date for submitting bids is May 27, 2024. Bids will be opened the next day.

Bidders must pay a tender fee of ₹1,000 (~$12.01).

The selected contractor must submit a performance guarantee for 5% of the yearly O&M contract value before entering into the contract agreement.

Site locations and solar project capacities are:

  • Thiruvananthapuram – 110kV Substation KSEBL Balaramapuram (100 kW)
  • Thiruvananthapuram – 110kV Substation KSEBL Neyyattinkara (50 kW)
  • Thrissur – 110kV Substation KSEBL, Pudukad (100 kW)
  • Kozhikode – Kozhikode Diesel Power Plant, KSEBL Nallalam (200 kW)
  • Kozhikode – Kakkayam Small Hydro Electric Project, KSEBL Kakkayam (100 kW)
  • Kozhikode – KSEBL land Thalakulathur (250 kW)
  • Kannur – Peralassery Grama Panchayath (150 kW)
  • Kannur – 110kW Substation KSEBL Pazhayangadi (100 kW)
  • Palakkad – 110kW Substation KSEBL Kozhinjampara (250 kW)
  • Palakkad – 110kW Substation KSEBL Cheruppulassery (450 kW)
  • Kasaragod – 110kW Substation KSEBL Manjeswaram (400 kW)

Bidders must be GST-registered. They must have experience as a solar system integrator, Urjamitra center accredited by the Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology, or electrical substation O&M service provider.

They must have also experience operating and maintaining ground-mounted solar power projects with high-tension infrastructure.

The scope of work includes routine and non-routine maintenance, project operation, carrying out all responsibilities for safe and efficient operation and maintenance in compliance with standards, and adhering to regulatory obligations.

The minimum performance ratio required is 75%.

INKEL can terminate the contract by giving a termination notice to the contractor if they fail to fulfill the obligations under this contract, do not apply due diligence in carrying out O&M activities, breach or compromise the safety of the personnel and equipment at the site, and nearby customer premises, or if the works carried out is unsatisfactory.

Recently, INKEL has also invited bids from contractors for operating and maintaining 15.7 MW grid-connected ground-mounted solar power projects at various locations in Kerala.

Earlier, INKEL issued a tender for module mounting structures for a 3.5 MW solar power project in Mylatty of Kasaragod district.

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