Jharkhand Invites Bids to Select Consultant for 600 MW Floating Solar Project

The last day to submit the bids is May 22, 2023


Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has invited bids from consultants to conduct a bathymetry survey and soil test report to develop a 600 MW floating solar power project at Chandil Dam in Jharkhand.

The scope of work for the surveyor includes conducting a comprehensive bathymetric and hydrographic survey for developing a floating solar project. This involves surveying the onshore and offshore areas to gather geological, geotechnical, and hydrological data.

The survey aims to determine bed contours, identify obstacles, assess soil and rock composition, and collect information on water levels, flow velocity, and sediment. The consultant should provide the necessary equipment, personnel, and software.

The project’s estimated cost is ₹20 million (~$242,885).

The report must be submitted within a month of receiving the work order.

The last day to submit the bids is May 22, 2023. The bids will be opened on May 24.

Bidders must furnish an earnest money deposit of ₹400,000 (~$4857). The successful bidder must submit 10% of the allotted work order value as a security deposit within 15 days of issuing the work order.

Bidders must have finished three comparable projects amounting to at least 40% of the estimated project cost, two similar projects amounting to at least 50%, or one completed project amounting to at least 80% during the past seven years for any government organization or public sector undertaking.

The required work experience includes independently conducting hydrographic/bathymetric surveys in rivers or large water bodies utilizing an automated hydrographic survey system, performing post-processing tasks, and preparing drawings and reports submissions.

Bidders should have an average annual financial turnover of ₹6 million (~$72,846) obtained only from similar works in the last three years. They should have had a positive net worth in the last year.

If the consultant fails to meet its obligations promptly, JREDA will levy liquidated damages at a rate of 0.5% per week, up to 10% of the delayed work value beyond the contract period.

In July last year, Jharkhand announced the new ‘Jharkhand Solar Policy 2022’, aiming to deploy a cumulative capacity of 4 GW in the state by 2026. The government intends to install 900 MW of floating solar projects under the policy.

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