MES Floats Tender for 1.33 MW Solar Projects at Jaipur Military Station

The last date for submission of bids is March 7, 2024


Military Engineer Services (MES) has invited bids for 1.33 MW solar power projects at various locations at Jaipur Military Station.

The last date for submission of bids is March 7, 2024. Bids will be opened on March 9.

The planned schedule for the work within the tender scope is formulated using the Critical Path Method (CPM).

The bidder is required to have a thorough understanding of the CPM technique and should employ technical staff capable of using the technique.

The estimated cost of the project is ₹92 million (~$1.1 million). Work must be completed within 365 days.

Bidders have to submit ₹3,000 (~$36.12) as cost of the tender document.

Contractors not registered with MES or those registered but have not fulfilled the standing security bond requirement must provide an earnest money deposit of ₹785,000 (~$9,452.58).

The selected bidder should also submit a performance bank guarantee for 5% of the contract amount within 28 days of receiving the letter of acceptance.

The distribution of payments across various stages of the project is outlined as follows: 1% will be paid out after the initial stages encompassing the design, supply of the scheme, approval of the same, and vetting by the vetting agency.

50% is earmarked for after the supply of items, their installation, and fixing, which also includes payments that have already been made. Subsequently, 75% will be paid out after the testing and commissioning of the project, incorporating payments made during this phase.

Finally, upon the expiration of the defects liability period, the remaining 100%, inclusive of payments made throughout the project, will be paid out.

MES enlisted contractors must meet the enlistment criteria as per MES Enlistment rules and should have no adverse remarks in workload returns or any similar report circulated by the relevant engineering authority.

Contractors not enlisted with MES must fulfill the enlistment criteria concerning the satisfactory completion of works with central/state government/ central/ state PSUs, annual turnover, bank solvency, working capital, and other requirements.

The contractors, both enlisted and non-enlisted, are required to have a Memorandum of Understanding with solar power firms rated as 1A/1B/1C/2A/2B/2C by either Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited (CRISIL), Credit Analysis and Research Limited (CARE), Fitch Ratings (FITCH), Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India Limited (ICRA), Small and Medium Enterprises Rating Agency of India (SMERA) or Brick Work Ratings India.

MES recently floated a tender to complete the balance work of 1 MW rooftop solar systems at the Air Force Station in Nagpur.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced a new program to install rooftop solar systems in 10 million households across India as part of the Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Yojana initiative.

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