Kerala Floats Consultancy Tender for 100 MW Solar Project

The last day to submit the bids is February 29, 2024


Renewable Power Corporation of Kerala (RPCKL), a joint venture of Kerala State Electricity Board and Solar Energy Corporation of India, has invited bids to select a project monitoring unit (PMU) to assist in developing a 100 MW grid-connected ground-mounted solar power project at a proposed solar park in Kasaragod, Kerala.

The last day to submit the bids is February 29, 2024. Bids will be opened on March 5.

Bidders must submit ₹270,000 (~$3,250) as a bid bond.

The selected bidder must submit 5% of the contract price as performance security within 14 days of issuing the letter of award.

The PMU’s responsibilities include closely monitoring the project’s progress, tracking milestones, preparing tender documents, and ensuring adherence to timelines. The PMU will consist of a dedicated five-member team led by a team leader who will coordinate activities, brief stakeholders, and attend higher-level meetings.

Additionally, the PMU will exercise control over project personnel, manage key performance indicators, develop milestone tracking systems, and oversee various infrastructure developments such as transmission lines, substations, roads, and common facilities.

Furthermore, the PMU will manage risk, monitor budgets, implement quality control protocols, establish documentation systems, report progress regularly, engage stakeholders, assist in obtaining environmental clearances, explore data collection tools, advise on skill development, ensure project integration, and oversee project closure and reporting.

Bidders must have prior experience in solar projects with government, quasi-government agencies,  state nodal agencies, public sector undertakings, or reputed limited companies.

They must have a team of employees engaged in solar energy sector projects, advisory, and consultancy, evidenced by declaration on letterhead. A workforce with experience in the construction of Extra High Tension substations or green belting will be an added advantage.

The cumulative turnover of the bidders in the last two financial years only for consultancy services should be ₹20 million (~$240,786).

They should have a positive net worth for the last two financial years.

If the selected bidder fails to complete the work within 24 months from the date of execution of the agreement, liquidated damages will be charged at 2.5% of the contract price for each month of delay until actual delivery. The maximum deduction will be 10% of the contract price.

Earlier, the Kerala State Electricity Board had invited bids to empanel solar developers to set up 100 MW of grid-connected rooftop and ground-mounted projects.

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