NLC Invites Bids for 70.5 MW Solar Modules for Project in Tamil Nadu

The last date for the submission of bids is September 29, 2023


NLC India (NLCIL) has invited bids to procure 70.5 MW solar modules for a project developed on the mined-out land in the Mine-II area in Neyveli, Tamil Nadu.

The scope of work includes the production, delivery, packaging, forwarding, and transportation to the mine, which includes transit insurance for crystalline solar photovoltaic modules with specified wattage and dimensions in line with the supply scope for a 1500V system voltage.

The last date for the submission of bids is September 29, 2023. Bids will be opened on the same day.

Bidders must submit ₹10.6 million (~$128,158) as an earnest money deposit (EMD) and a non-refundable tender document fee of ₹20,000 ($241.8)

Successful bidders will have to furnish a performance bank guarantee (PBG) equal to 10% of the order value.

The warranty period of the modules supplied will be one year from receipt of the last supply.

NLC  reserves the right to request the bidder to provide an extra 10% of solar photovoltaic modules for each project capacity secured by the bidder under the same terms and conditions as outlined in the main contract or purchase order.

Bidders must have previously supplied solar photovoltaic modules or cells totaling a capacity of 10 MW or more. Out of which, at least one order must have been for 5 MW or higher capacity.

Only the supply orders with a minimum capacity of 1 MW or greater will be considered when calculating the cumulative capacity. The minimum of 10 MW mandate applies separately to both modules and cells.

Bidders must possess a positive net worth according to the most recent audited financial statements.

Bidder’s average annual turnover, or the collective average annual turnover of their holding company, subsidiary, or group company, should amount to at least ₹430 million (~$5.1 million) over the past three consecutive financial years.

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 the interstate transmission system-connected solar projects on a pan-India basis.

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