NTPC Invites Bids for O&M of a 23.3 MW Solar Project in Maharashtra

The last date for the submission of bids is July 20, 2023


NTPC has invited bids for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of a 23.3 MW grid-connected solar power project at Solapur for a period of twenty-four months.

The last date to submit the bid is July 20, 2023. Bids will be opened the same day.

The scope of work involves overseeing the functioning, upkeep, and cleanliness of the complete solar PV facility, which consists of three separate blocks. Block-1 and Block-2 have a capacity of 10 MW each, and Block-3 has a capacity of 3.3 MW.

Currently, only Block-2, which has a capacity of 10 MW, has been commissioned. The remaining two blocks will be installed and commissioned soon.

Bidders must submit an earnest money deposit of ₹2 million ($24,212).

The successful bidders have to submit 10% of the contracted amount as a performance bank guarantee.

Bidders must have completed the installation and commissioning or operation and maintenance of a grid-connected solar project with a capacity of at least 5 MW or above within the seven years preceding the date of the techno-commercial bid opening.

They should have experience in executing works related to the supply, erection, commissioning, maintenance, and operation of equipment, including inverters and solar modules, for solar power projects meeting the following criteria:

Execution of a single order with a value not less than ₹8.2 million (~$99,282), or execution of two orders, each with a value not less than ₹5.1 million (~$61,752), or the execution of three orders, each with a value not less than ₹4.1 million (~$49,644).

Bidder must have an average annual turnover of at least ₹10.2 million (~$123,507) in the three preceding financial years.

Recently, NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTPC, invited bids from enlisted developers for setting up a 1.5 MW grid-connected solar power project at IIM Bodh Gaya.

Earlier this month, NTPC Renewable Energy, another wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, reissued the tender to supply battery energy storage systems for solar power projects at the Khavda Renewable Energy Park in the Kutch region of Gujarat.

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