Maharashtra Temple Trust Issues Consultancy Tender for 250 MW Solar Project

The deadline for bid submissions is November 28, 2023


Shri Tuljabhavani Temple Trust has issued a tender for technical consulting services to install a solar power project with a capacity of 250 MW or more near Malumbra and Masala villages in the Tuljapur district of Maharashtra.

The last date for the submission of bids is November 28, 2023. Bids will be opened on November 30.

The proposed project will be established on a 1,000-acre land tract near the Tuljapur-Solapur road, part of the National Highway Solapur-Dhule.

The cost of the tender application is ₹10,000 (~$120) plus 12% GST. Bidders are required to submit an earnest money deposit of ₹100,000 (~$1,200).

The work specified in the tender must be completed within six months.

The Collector of Osmanabad and the Shri Tuljabhavani Temple Trust’s Chairman retain the authority to accept or reject any or all tenders and modify any terms and conditions without prior notice to the bidders.

Bidders should have a proven track record in establishing facilities for solar power projects, and their consulting firms must be registered in India.

The consultant’s responsibilities include conducting a site assessment for land locations based on various factors, such as solar radiation, return on investment, determining the project’s capacity, evaluating available infrastructure (including road access, water supply, and extra bay availability), and assessing the general characteristics of the land (including topography and soil type).

The consultant will also need to identify the most efficient transmission line path, address any potential Right of Way (ROW) issues, estimate the installation capacity in MW, and conduct water tests at nearby locations.

The consultant must also review nearby structures to gain preliminary insights into soil types and foundation methods. During this phase, the consultant is expected to arrange a joint visit with the temple trust team.

Bidders must have at least seven years of experience in the consultancy business.

They should be well aware of India’s regulatory, renewable energy, and accounting frameworks, besides possessing technical and practical experience in financial analysis and accounting.

Bidders must have an average annual turnover of at least ₹50 million (~$600,365) from consultancy business over the last three fiscal years.

Last month, New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh floated a tender to develop a 1 MW grid-connected rooftop solar system on Siva Sadan, Vishnu Sadan, and Hari Hara Sadan Choultries at Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy Vari Devastanam, Satyagiri, Annavaram, Kakinada District.

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