NTPC Invites Bids for Solar Modules for 1,200 MW Projects in Gujarat

The last date for the submission of bids is March 5, 2024


NTPC Renewable Energy (NTPC REL), a wholly owned subsidiary of NTPC, has invited bids for the supply of solar modules for the 1,200 MW Khavda solar project (North Block) in Gujarat.

The scope of work includes manufacturing, supply, packing and forwarding, and transportation of open-category crystalline solar modules.

The last date for the submission of bids is March 5, 2024. Bids will be opened the same day.

The project’s DC capacity is 1,515 MWp, distributed across four blocks, with each block having a capacity of 378.75 MWp. The chosen type of photovoltaic module for this project is the bifacial module with a minimum wattage of 540 Wp.

NTPC REL intends to finance the project through its own resources/borrowings.

Bidders have to submit ₹22,500 (~$270.81) as the cost of the bidding document.

Bidders must have experience in providing solar photovoltaic modules or cells with a combined capacity of 40 MW or more. At least one of these supply orders should have been for a capacity of 10 MW or greater. This prerequisite must be fulfilled before the bid opening date.

To demonstrate compliance with the technical qualification requirements, the bidder needs to submit a purchase order along with a client certificate verifying the successful completion of the supply order.

Alternatively, any other relevant document substantiating the fulfillment of the technical qualification criteria should also be included in the bid submission.

Bidders must meet a minimum average annual turnover for any three out of the preceding five financial years as of the date of the bid opening.

  • For a bid capacity of one block (378.75 MW), the minimum average annual turnover should be ₹1.29 Billion (~$15.5 million)
  • If bidding for two blocks (757.5 MWp), the bidder’s average annual turnover must not be less than ₹2.58 Billion (~$31 million)
  • For three blocks (1,136.25 MWp), the minimum average annual turnover requirement is ₹3.87 Billion (~$46.5 million).
  • Bidders vying for four blocks (1,515 MWp) should have an average annual turnover of not less than ₹5.16 Billion (~$62 million).

In June last year, NTPC Renewable Energy invited bids for the balance of system package for 1,255 MW (3*315 MW+1*310 MW) of solar projects at the Khavda Renewable Park.

Earlier, NTPC Renewable Energy had invited bids for an HT power cable supply package for the same project.

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