Maharashtra University Invites Bids for 660 kW Rooftop Solar Project

The last date for the submission of bids is January 23, 2023


College Of Engineering Pune Technological University (COEP Tech), a Unitary Public University of the Government of Maharashtra, has invited expressions of interest to set up a 660 kW rooftop solar power project with net metering under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) model.

The University will make arrangements for the necessary space, including land, rooftops, and canteen sheds for the project.

The last date for the submission of bids is January 23, 2023. Bids will be opened the same day.

The net output power for the power project, assuming crystalline solar modules, is projected to be approximately 1,305 MWh on average.

Bidders have to submit a non-refundable tender fee of ₹5,000 (~$59.95)

Given the presence of rooftop areas free from shadows, the University identified 11 potential locations for installing rooftop solar systems. The North Side Campus has a potential for 421 kW solar capacity across four sites, and the South Side Campus has a potential for 503 kW across seven sites.

The site survey is mandatory, and only bidders who have submitted preliminary reports will be considered eligible bidders, in addition to meeting other terms of reference.

The preliminary report should outline their proposed solution based on the available space, including land, rooftops, canteen sheds, suitable boundary walls, or any other applicable areas for the project.

Bidders are expected to submit an envelope containing a detailed project report (DPR) that includes information on the technology used, the proposed layout of the facility on the campus with justification, instrumentations, controls, data generation, sharing and display methods, operational efficiency, salvage plans at the end of the contract, and the proposed offer.

The institute would maintain the right to modify the scope of the work at any given moment.

The bidders must possess at least 1 MW capacity project experience in government, semi-government, public sector undertakings, and educational institutions.

A completion work certificate related to similar projects is essential. Successful performance in higher capacity projects would be considered an advantage.

The bidders should demonstrate an average annual turnover of at least ₹80 million (~$959,352) in a minimum of three out of the last five financial years. Additionally, a solvency certificate, with a minimum value of ₹10 million (~$119,915), is mandatory and must be obtained from any scheduled bank.

Last year in June, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) invited bids to install 1 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems and small solar power systems under the RESCO model on university buildings at various locations in the state.

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