Maharashtra DISCOM Floats Tender for 502 MW Solar Projects

The last date for the submission of bids is May 10, 2024


Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MSPGCL) has invited bids to set up 502 MW crystalline solar power projects for agriculture feeder solarization under the Mukhyamantri Saur Krushi Vahini (MSKV) 2.0 program.

The scope of work includes design, engineering, procurement, installation, testing, commissioning, and project grid connectivity.

It also includes three years of operation and maintenance (O&M) under an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) framework across different districts in Maharashtra.

The last date for submitting bids is May 10, 2024. Bids will be opened the same day.

Bidders can bid for a minimum of one location and a maximum of eight locations from the list of 33/11 kV Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) substations.

The bidder must provide the overall bid price per MW to establish the solar project.

The maximum limit is set at ₹45 million ($542,887.63) per MW, which applies to each project site. The maximum limit for the first-year operation and maintenance cost is ₹400,000 ($4,825.65) per MW, applicable to each project site.

Bidders must submit a single application quoting the EPC price and first-year O&M price, rounded to two decimal places only.

The bidder must pay an online non-refundable tender fee of ₹29,500 (~$ $355.92) inclusive of applicable GST on or before the last payment date of tender fees.

Each bidder is required to submit a bid security/ earnest money deposit of ₹450,000/MW (~$5,429.35) along with the bid in the form of a bank guarantee.

The bidder must have experience executing the EPC for ground-mounted solar projects on a turnkey basis, with a cumulative capacity of not less than 40% of the quoted capacity or higher.

At least one project within this experience portfolio must be of 2 MW or higher capacity at a single location. The project must have been operating satisfactorily for at least three months before the bid submission deadline.

The bidder’s net worth, as of the previous financial year’s March 31, must be positive.

The bidder or consortium’s average annual turnover during the preceding three consecutive financial years must be at least ₹20 million (~$241,319.15)/MW. This turnover must be positive as of the previous financial year’s March 31 and should be from the bidder’s business as an EPC bidder/developer of projects in India or from solar power generation projects in any country.

In the case of a consortium submitting the bid, the turnover requirement must be met by the lead member of the consortium.

Recently, the MSEDCL invited bids for the procurement of power on a long-term basis through a competitive bidding process from 5,000 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic power projects.

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