NTPC Issues Balance of System Tender for 325 MW of Solar Projects in Madhya Pradesh

The last date to submit bids is December 31, 2021


NTPC Renewable Energy Limited (NTPC REL) has invited bids for a balance of system (BoS) package for 325 MW of projects located at Shajapur Solar Park, Madhya Pradesh.

The last date to submit bids is December 31, 2021. Bids will be opened on the same day. The pre-bid meeting will take place on December 17.

The scope of work includes the design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing, forwarding, transportation, unloading, storage, installation, testing, and commissioning of solar projects, excluding solar photovoltaic (PV) modules supply.

The successful bidder will design and construct module mounting structures (MMS) and install the modules interconnecting the systems. They must also provide module cleaning systems, including all accessories. They must also provide a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for remote monitoring and control with all hardware and software.

To participate in the competitive bidding process, bidders must have supplied and commissioned a BoS package for at least 40 MW of grid-connected solar projects. One project should be of a 10 MW capacity or above. In addition, the project should have been in operation for at least six months before the date of the techno-commercial bid opening.

Alternatively, the bidders must be developers of grid-connected solar projects with a total installed capacity of 40 MW or above. Of this, one solar project with 10 MW or above capacity needs to be in operation for at least six months before the date of techno-commercial bid opening.

Bidders must have executed an industrial project either as developers or as engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors in the area of power, steel, oil, gas, petrochemical, fertilizer, cement, or coal mining in the last ten years.

Bidders must have executed at least one electrical sub-station of 33 kV or above voltage level, including equipment like circuit breakers and power transformers.

For a single 105 MW project or 220 MW project, the bidders’ minimum average annual turnover should be above ₹640 million (~$8.39 million) in the last three financial years. To bid for the total 325 MW capacity, their minimum annual average turnover should not be less than ₹1.28 billion (~$16.17 million) in the last three financial years. Their net worth should equal or be above their paid-up share capital in the last financial year.

Last month, NTPC Limited reissued a tender for a BoS package for the 735 (3×245) MW Nokh solar power project in Rajasthan.

Subscribe to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker to stay on top of tender activity in real-time.

Harsh Shukla is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Indian Express, he has covered general interest stories. He holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune.

More articles from Harsh Shukla.