NTPC Invites Bids to Supply BESS for Solar Projects in Gujarat

The last date to submit the bids is January 9, 2023


(This tender has been reissued with changes to the bid submission deadline, security amount, and eligibility criteria. Click here for our news article on the new tender)

NTPC Renewable Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, has invited bids to supply battery energy storage systems (BESS) for solar power projects at the Khavda Renewable Park in the Kutch region of Gujarat.

The scope of work includes the design, engineering, manufacturing, installation, testing, and commissioning of BESS for solar-based power.

The battery storage should be of a minimum capacity of 250 kW and 1,200 kWh until the end of the third year.

The last date to submit the bids is January 9, 2023. Bids will be opened on the same day.

According to the terms of the tender, bidders have to submit ₹500,000 (~$6,117) as a bid security deposit.

Further, the bidders should have relevant experience in supplying batteries for grid-interactive or off-grid BESS of a minimum 150 kW and 150 kWh cumulative installed capacity.

Out of this, at least one BESS project should be at least 50 kW and 50 kWh capacity. The reference BESS must be operating for at least six months before the bid opening date.

Alternatively, bidders should have executed battery energy storage projects, solar projects, wind projects, or substations worth ₹34 million (~$415,993) or more in a single project in the last ten years. The reference project must be operational for at least six months before the bid opening date.

The average annual turnover of bidders should not be less than ₹42.5 million (~$519,992) for any three of the last five financial years.

If a bidder does not meet the annual turnover criteria, its holding company will be evaluated on the same requirements, provided that its net worth is equal to or more than its paid-up share capital.

The net worth of bidders as of the last day of the preceding financial year should not be less than 100% of the bidder’s paid-up share capital.

Any bidder from a country that shares a land border with India will be eligible to bid on this tender.

In April this year, NTPC Renewable Energy issued an invitation for bids for the design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, installation, and commissioning of a 250 MW/500 MWh grid-connected standalone BESS near Fatehgarh-III inter-state transmission system substation in Rajasthan.

Earlier, NTPC had invited bids for the EPC of a grid-connected BESS with 10 MW, and 40 MWh rated AC discharge capacity at a 33KV switchgear interconnection point in Ramagundam, Telangana.

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