Maharashtra Floats Tender for 100 MW Distributed Solar Power Projects

The last date to submit the bids is September 26, 2023


Mahatma Phule Renewable Energy and Infrastructure Technology (MAHAPREIT) has invited bids for installing and commissioning 100 MW of grid-connected distributed solar power projects at various locations in Maharashtra.

The successful bidder must also oversee the project’s operation and maintenance for five years.

The capacity of individual projects should range from 2 MW to 10 MW.

The project must be completed within a year of receiving the award letter.

The last date to submit the bids is September 26, 2023. Bids will be opened on the same day.

Bidders must submit ₹450,000 (~$5,444)/MW as an earnest money deposit. The successful bidder must submit an unconditional bank guarantee equivalent to 5% of the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) cost within ten days of the notification of the award.

To be eligible, bidders should have designed, supplied, constructed, erected, and commissioned grid-connected solar power projects of a cumulative installed capacity of 100 MW or higher capacity, out of which at least one project must be of 30 MW or higher capacity.

The reference project of 30 MW or higher capacity should have been operational for at least three months before the issuance of the notice inviting tender.

The net worth of the bidder for the last three financial years should be at least ₹4.2 billion (~$50.81 million).

Also, the bidder should submit a declaration from the proposed vendors for material and equipment along with their credentials for the items, including but not limited to solar modules, MMS structure, DC cables, string monitoring system, inverters, and transformers for the capacity for which the bidder is bidding for.

MAHAPREIT has mandated the use of solar modules from the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

According to the tender documents, the solar modules should have a minimum efficiency of 20% under standard testing conditions. The modules should perform satisfactorily with ambient temperatures between – 10°C & +60°C and withstand gusts up to 150 Km/h on the panel’s surface.

Further, any bidder from a country that shares a land border with India will be eligible to bid in this tender only if the bidder is registered with the competent authority.

Last month, MAHAPREIT invited bids for installing and commissioning 50 MW of grid-connected solar power projects along with the associated transmission lines up to the interconnection point in the Sangli district of Maharashtra.

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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