National Automotive Board Invites Consultancy Bids for 1.2 MW Solar Project

The project is in Haryana and the last date for bid submission is April 27, 2023


The International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), a government-run National Automotive Board division, has invited bids for consultancy services to extend the existing 1.2 MW solar project in Manesar, Haryana.

The scope of work includes a site survey and establishing liaisons with departments under state and central governments to prepare a detailed project report.

The last date to submit the bids is April 27, 2023. ICAT does not specify the bid opening date.

The consultancy firm must have been in operation for a minimum of 5 years and must have at least one structural engineer with a minimum experience of 5 years.

The successful bidder shall prepare electrical single-line diagrams and mechanical drawings. The bidder is required to submit the detailed earthing design for the project.

The bidder must perform lightning protection calculations and submit a design of AC cable for the project. Apart from designing the walkway, the bidder must undertake the work of the water supply system.

There is no Earnest Money Deposit and Performance Bank Guarantee for the above tender. The tender document is free of charge, per the tender terms.

The successful bidder must complete the work within 30 days from the date of issue of the award letter.

The bidder shall necessarily be a legally valid entity in the form of a proprietary, partnership firm, or private company. Bidders in the form of joint ventures and consortiums are not permitted to participate in the process.

The bidder must have a cumulative consultancy turnover of at least ₹1 million (~$12,258.3) exclusively from consultancy works in the last three financial years.

In the last three years, the bidder should have successfully completed a minimum of 3 consultancy works worth ₹118,000 each (~$1,446.5) or must have completed one work amounting to ₹147,500 (~$1,808.2) or should have completed at least one work worth ₹236,000 (~$2,892.9).

The bidder should have prepared a detailed project report of at least one project of 1000 kWh capacity in the past.

Earlier this month, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) invited bids for the engineering, procurement, and construction of 11 MW of solar power projects at its Panipat and Jhansi site for captive use in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

In December 2022, the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission amended its renewable purchase obligation policy to include wind energy in the RPO and move solar energy into the ‘other RPO’ category.