NLC Invites Bids for Balance of System Works for 600 MW Solar Projects
The last date for the submission of bids is September 29, 2023
NLC India (NLCIL) has invited bids for the balance of system (BOS) works for 600 MW grid-connected solar power projects at Khavda, Gujarat.
The last date for the submission of bids is September 29, 2023. Bids will be opened on the same day.
The scope of the work includes design, engineering, site development, manufacture, inspection at supplier’s works, supply, insurance, transport, storage, erection, installation, testing, and commissioning of the total capacity and the evacuation system up to the point of connection (i.e., 33 kV side of 33/400 kV pooling substation)
Bidders must also provide three years of operation and maintenance (O&M) services for the BOS.
The project is intended to be developed by NLCIL through its wholly-owned subsidiary, NLC India Green Energy.
Bidders must submit an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹43.5 million (~$526,278).
The works should be completed within 12 months from the issue of the letter of award.
To be eligible, bidders should have experience in designing, supplying, erecting/supervising, and commissioning/supervising solar photovoltaic grid-connected power projects totaling 40 MW or more across a maximum of four projects.
At least one project should have a capacity of 10 MW or higher and must have been operational for at least six months before the techno-commercial bid opening.
Alternatively, bidders should have developed grid-connected solar projects with a cumulative capacity of 40 MW or more across a maximum of four projects. One of these projects should have a capacity of 10 MW or higher and should have been operational for at least six months before the bid opening.
Bidders should have completed an industrial project in the last ten years as either a developer or EPC contractor in areas like power, solar power, steel, oil, gas, petrochemicals, fertilizer, cement, coal mining (including coal handling plants), rail, ports, bridges, or other infrastructure projects, with a value of ₹1.68 billion (~$20.3 million) for a single project or work. This project should have been in operation for at least one year before the bid opening.
Additionally, bidders should have experience executing at least one electrical substation with a 33 kV or higher voltage level. This sub-station should include equipment such as 33kV or higher voltage level circuit breakers and power transformers, and it should have been in successful operation for at least one year before the bid opening.
Bidders should have a positive net worth per the latest audited financial statements.
The average annual turnover of the bidders should not be less than ₹1.68 billion (~$20.3 million) for the last three consecutive financial years as of the original scheduled date of the tender opening.
Recently, NLC India invited bids to appoint an owner’s engineer consultant for developing a 600 MW solar power project in the Gujarat State Electricity Corporation’s solar park (Phase-II) at Khavda, Gujarat.
In April, NLC India invited bids to develop 200 MW of interstate transmission system-connected solar projects on a pan-India basis.
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