Kerala Invites Bids for 2.7 MW Solar Power Projects

Tenders for two projects have been floated for 1.5 and 1.2 MW capacities


INKEL, a public-private partnership initiative promoted by the Government of Kerala, has invited bids to select a contractor for the supply of Balance of System (BOS) items, installation, and commissioning of 2.7 MW grid-connected ground mount solar projects in the state.

INKEL has floated two tenders for 1.5 MW and 1.2 MW to be developed at the Nenmara and Kanjikkode substations, respectively.

The last date to submit bids for the 1.5 MW solar project is June 17, 2023. Bids will be opened the next day.

The project’s estimated cost is ₹13.7 million (~$166,103). It must be completed within eight months of the site handover.

The last date for the 1.2 MW solar project to submit bids is June 2, 2023. Bids will be opened the next day.

The estimated cost of the project is ₹11.5 million (~$139,189). The project must be completed within four months from the site handover.

Bidders have to furnish an amount of ₹50,000 (~$605.15) as an earnest money deposit each.

The successful bidder has to submit 5% of the total contract value as a performance security deposit for each project.

Bidders must have completed contracts of a similar nature in the last seven years.

They must have one project that amounts to 80% of the Price at Completion (PAC) of the tendered work or two projects that amount to 60% of the PAC, or three projects that amount to 40% of the PAC.

Similar work refers to the supply of BOS items along with the installation and commissioning of grid-connected ground-mount solar systems.

Bidders should have a minimum average annual turnover of ₹10 million (~$121,037) for the last five financial years.

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

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