Maharashtra Floats Consultancy Tender for 3.31 MW of Distributed Solar Projects

The last date for the submission of bids is February 20, 2024


Mahatma Phule Renewable Energy and Infrastructure Technology (MAHAPREIT) has invited bids for the selection of a project management consultant for 3.31 MW grid-connected distributed solar power projects with a net metering system for 20 rural, regional water supply programs of Zilla Parishad Chandrapur.

The last date for submitting bids is February 20, 2024. Bids will be opened on the same day.

The work has to be completed within six months.

Bidders must submit ₹10,000 (~$120.39) + ₹1,800 (~$21.67) as the cost of the document and furnish an earnest money deposit of ₹10,000 (~$120.39).

Additionally, bidders are liable to pay ₹50,000 (~$601.98) as a retention security deposit.

The chosen bidder is prohibited from utilizing individuals who were previously under contract and had worked for MAHAPREIT.

Additionally, the chosen bidder is not allowed to subcontract or outsource any aspect of the specified work to an agency designated by MAHAPREIT, nor can it sublet the assigned tasks. Failure to disclose such affiliations may result in the termination of the agency.

Bidders must have experience in implementing solar projects or providing project monitoring consultancy for solar projects with a cumulative capacity of at least 1,500 kW. This should include a single project with a minimum capacity of 600 kW.

They should have a track record in executing solar projects or offering project management consultancy for solar projects related to water supply schemes in rural areas of Maharashtra.

Bidders must demonstrate experience in collaborating with government departments for distributed solar projects in the context of rural water supply.

They should have an average annual turnover of at least ₹20 million (~$240,791) in any three years from financial year (FY)18-19 to FY22-23 and a positive net worth. They must submit a turnover and net worth certificate signed by a statutory or certified chartered accountant.

The bidders’ technical team must include at least one member with a professional degree (BE/BTECH) in fields such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, energy systems, and solar engineering.

Earlier, MAHAPREIT had invited bids to empanel consultants to develop 10 MW of distributed solar power projects under the Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana.

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