NLC Invites Bids for 100 MW ISTS-Connected Solar Projects

The last day to submit the bids is January 18, 2024


NLC India has invited bids for the engineering, procurement, and construction of 100 MW inter-state transmission system-connected solar power projects on a pan-India basis.

The projects must be completed within 15 months from the date of the letter of award. The successful bidder must undertake the operation and maintenance of the projects for three years.

The last day to submit the bids is January 18, 2024. Bids will be opened on the same day.

Bidders must furnish a bid security of ₹24.63 million (~$295,620).

The successful bidder must submit 5% of the project value as a contract performance guarantee.

Bidders should have executed contracts of supply, installation, and commissioning of grid-connected solar power projects with a cumulative installed capacity of 10 MW or above.

Out of the total capacity, at least one project should have been of 5 MW capacity or above in a single location, which should be in operation for at least six months as of the bid opening date.

Alternatively, bidders should have executed in the last ten years an industrial project either as a developer or as an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor in power, solar power, steel, oil, gas, petrochemicals, fertilizer industry, or any other infrastructural project worth at least ₹990 million (~$11.9 million).

Bidders should have executed at least one electrical substation of 33 kV or above voltage level, consisting of equipment such as 33 kV or above voltage level circuit breakers and power transformers, either as a developer or as an EPC contractor, which should have been in successful operation for at least one year before the bid opening date.

They should have an average annual turnover of ₹990 million (~$11.9 million) for the last three financial years. They must also have a positive net worth as per the latest audited financial statement.

Only solar modules registered in the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy must be used in the project.

The modules used should be warranted for their output peak watt capacity at not less than 90% at the end of 10 years and 80% at the end of 25 years.

In September, NLC India invited bids for the balance of system works for 600 MW grid-connected solar power projects at Khavda, Gujarat.

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