NLC India Invites Bids for 393.9 MW of Solar Modules at Solar Park in Gujarat

The last day to submit the bids is February 27, 2024


NLC India has invited bids to procure 393.9 MW of solar modules for Gujarat State Electricity Corporation’s (GSECL) solar park in Khavda, Gujarat.

The last day to submit the bids is February 27, 2024. Bids will be opened on the same day.

Bidders must submit a bid security declaration along with the bids.

Selected bidders must submit 3% of the order value as a performance bank guarantee.

The scope of the supply covers manufacturing, packing and forwarding, and transportation up to Khavda, including transit insurance of crystalline solar modules.

The modules supplied must be at least 540 Wp and must be monocrystalline or TopCon silicon–bifacial. They must have a minimum fill factor of 0.75 and bifaciality of at least 70±5%.

The modules must perform satisfactorily with ambient temperatures between -10 °C and +60 °C.

Solar modules must be warranted for a minimum of 12 years. Further, they should also be warranted for their output peak watt capacity, which should not be less than 90% at the end of 12 years and 80% at the end of 30 years.

NLC reserves the right to ask the bidder to supply up to 30 % additional solar modules on the same terms and conditions.

Bidders should have supplied solar modules or cells of cumulative capacity of 40 MWp or above, out of which at least one such supply order should be 10 MWp or above capacity, prior to the bid opening date.

Bids can also be submitted if a bidder is a group company, holding company, or subsidiary company meeting these requirements.

Bidders should have a positive net worth as per the latest audited financial statements.

The average annual turnover of the bidders and the combined average annual turnover of the bidders (holding company/ subsidiary company/ group company) should not be less than ₹1.98 billion (~$23.8 million) for the last three financial years.

Medium and small enterprises quoting prices within 15% of the lowest eligible price bid of another bidder will be eligible for purchase preference for 25% of the order quantity, provided the MSE matches the L1 landed cost.

In October, NLC India incorporated a new wholly-owned subsidiary, NLC India Green Energy, to take care of its renewables business.

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