Jharkhand Invites Bids for 1.6 MW Solar Carport at Ranchi High Court

The last day to submit the bids is December 20, 2022


Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has invited bids for commissioning a 1.6 MW grid-connected solar carport in the parking areas of New Jharkhand High Court, Ranchi, on a turnkey basis.

The project must be completed within six months, and the developers are required to provide five years of comprehensive operation and maintenance services.

The estimated project cost is ₹114.1 million (~$1.37 million).

The last day to submit the bids is December 20, 2022. Bids will be opened on December 22.

Bidders, except Jharkhand-based micro and small enterprises (MSE), must furnish an earnest money deposit of ₹2.28 million (~$27,498).

Successful bidders must submit a security deposit equivalent to 10% of the project value within 15 days of the work order, and a performance guarantee of 5% of the value before payment for installation is released.

Successful MSE bidders must deposit 1% of the allotted work order value as security and provide a performance guarantee of 2.5% of the value.

The evacuation voltage for this project will be 440V AC (three phase), and a metering point will be installed at the 440V bay in the high court power substation, approximately 400 meters from the carport area.

The scope of work includes laying and testing 440V cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) cables and commissioning them up to the high court substation.

A metering arrangement will be provided to measure net power evacuation at the 440V substation.

Bidders are required to have the experience of completing three projects with at least 40% cost of the estimated value of the current work, two projects costing at least 50% of the cost, or one work costing at least 80% of the estimated value of the current project.

In the last seven financial years, budders must have commissioned solar carports with individual minimum capacities of 100 kW. The carport must have been operating for at least six months from commissioning.

Bidders must have an average annual turnover equivalent to 30% of the estimated cost of bidding capacity in the last three financial years and a positive net worth of at least 10% of the project value.

The financial requirements have been relaxed for the MSE bidders. They are required to have a turnover of 10% of bidding capacity and a positive net worth of a minimum of 5% of the project value.

The rating of each module should not be less than 400Wp. The monocrystalline modules must have an efficiency of ≥ 17% and a fill factor greater than 70%.

Each solar module must be warranted by the manufacturer for at least 90% of its rated power after the initial 10 years and 80% of its rated power after 25 years from the completion of the trial run.

Earlier, JREDA invited bids for a rate contract to install and commission 3 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems of various capacities with and without battery packs on government buildings in the state.

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