Jabalpur Municipal Corporation Floats Consultancy Tender for 10 MW Solar Projects

The last date for submitting bids is February 29, 2024


The Municipal Corporation of Jabalpur has invited proposals from eligible consultants to set up 10 MW solar projects under captive/net metering mode to supply power to its high tension (HT) connections.

The last date for submitting bids is February 29, 2024. Bids will be opened on March 1.

The corporation is responsible for supplying water to residents within its jurisdiction and operates multiple water pumping stations equipped with electrical connections at 132/33 or 11 kV Voltage.

The corporation aims to transition to solar energy, within the existing regulations, to meet its electrical energy needs as much as possible.

The consultant may be either a firm or a company; however, consortium bidding is not permissible.

Bidders have to submit an earnest money deposit  of  ₹80,000 (~$964).

The successful bidder has to pay a performance bank guarantee of ₹1 million (~$12,050) upon issuance of the Letter of Intent  and before the issuance of the work order.

Bidders must have a minimum turnover from consultancy services of at least ₹10 million (~$120,507) in the preceding three financial years.

The consultant should not be a loss-making entity.

The bidder or the designated member of the consulting team must possess a minimum of 10 years of work experience in renewable energy-based power projects, with at least seven years specifically in solar systems-based power projects.

Additionally, the bidder or a designated team member should have a minimum of 10 years of work experience in the power sector, specifically within the government sector.

The contract duration includes the period from successful commissioning to 18 months of effective plant operation.

The consulting support, defined as the project development fee, will be paid upon successful completion of various stages of work. Payments will be facilitated through the successful bidder of the solar project.

The project development fee will be calculated based on a notional cost of ₹40 million (~$482,033)/MW, excluding 18% GST, for the solar capacity to be implemented.

Payments will be applicable for each separate solar project. The payment stages are outlined as follows:

After the letter of award to the successful developer for the specific project, 15% of the quoted amount will be paid, and 25% of the quoted amount will be paid after the successful developer supplies modules for the project. After the commissioning of the project, payment of 40% of the quoted amount will be made to the consultant.

After one year of commissioning of the project, the remaining 20% of the quoted amount will be paid.

Recently, Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) has invited bids to commission various solar projects with a cumulative capacity of 1.5 MW in Gujarat, along with comprehensive operation and maintenance for 25 years.

In January, Rajkot Municipal Corporation invited bids to commission a 4 MW ground-mounted off-grid solar power project.

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