INKEL Tenders Supply of Module Mounting Structures for 3.5 MW Solar Project

Bids must be submitted by April 11, 2024


INKEL, a public-private partnership initiative promoted by the Government of Kerala, has issued a tender for module mounting structures for a 3.5 MW solar power project in Mylatty of Kasaragode district in the state.

The deadline for bid submission is April 11, 2024. Bids will be opened on the same day.

The tender calls for the supply of hot-dip galvanized mounting structures. These structures undergo a galvanization process involving dipping the steel components in a molten zinc bath, resulting in corrosion and rust resistance.

The scope of supply includes fabrication, machining, hot-dipping, testing, and delivery of the ground-mount solar PV module mounting structures as per approved drawings and technical specifications. The successful bidder must also provide stainless steel fasteners for module assembly and installation.

The project site at Mylatty will house 350 table sets, each with 30 polycrystalline PV modules in a 15×2 arrangement, with an anticipated module weight of 22 kg each. The mounting structures must withstand environmental conditions for 25 years, including the ability to withstand wind speeds of up to 150 km/hr. The structures must have a minimum tilt angle of 10-13 degrees facing true south.

Bidders must submit an earnest money deposit of ₹50,000 (~$615) and a tender fee of ₹5,900 (~$73).

Bidders must be module mounting structure manufacturer or their authorized dealers. They should have supplied mounting structures for solar projects of more than 5,000 kW capacity in the last three financial years. They must have an annual turnover of ₹10 million (~$123,000) or more in the preceding five financial years.

The successful bidder can expect a payment schedule with 5% as an advance against a bank guarantee, 50% on delivery of materials at the site, and the remaining 45% upon site acceptance testing and the goods receipt note.

Last year, INKEL invited bids to select a contractor to supply the balance of system items, installation, and commissioning of 2.7 MW grid-connected ground mount solar projects in the state.

In 2022, it invited bids to develop 14 MW of wind power projects at Ozhalapathy and Vadakarapathy in the Palakkad district of Kerala.

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