Nuclear Power Corporation Floats EPC Tender for 1.7 MW Solar Project

The last day to submit the bids is October 24, 2023

September 20, 2023


Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) has issued an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) tender for a 1.7 MW grid-connected ground-mounted solar power project in Gorakhpur, Haryana.

The work must be completed within six months of receiving the work order. The contractor also must oversee the project’s operation and maintenance for five years.

The last day to submit the bids is October 24, 2023. Bids will be opened the next day.

Bidders must furnish an integrity pact security of ₹1 million (~$12,013) along with the bids. The successful contractor must submit 10% of the project cost as performance security.

The scope of work includes commissioning the solar project and the associated power evacuation system at a voltage level of 11KV, comprising 415V and 11KV switchgear panels, step-up transformer and reinforced cement concrete poles, and all the accessories and area lighting.

Only Class-I local suppliers whose supplies have local content equal to or more than 50% will be eligible to bid.

Bidders should be either original equipment manufacturers or authorized representatives of the solar modules manufacturer. They should have executed three similar contracts worth ₹40.2 million (~$482,941) each, two contracts worth ₹53.6 million (~$643,979) each, or a single contract worth ₹80.5 million (~$967,170) in the last ten years.

Bidders should have a minimum annual average turnover of ₹671.2 million (~$8.06 million) as of the last financial year. They should have a net worth of ₹134.2 million (~$1.6 million).

The contractor must use polycrystalline silicon modules of at least 300 Wp, which are included in the approved list of models and manufacturers (ALMM) notified by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. It should have an efficiency of 16.5% and carry a ten-year warranty.

The tender specifies penalties for late deliveries. If delivery takes less than a year, the penalty is 1% of the order value per week of delay, capped at 5% of the order value. For deliveries between one and two years, the penalty is 0.5% per week, with a 5% cap. If the delivery takes more than two years, the penalty reduces to 0.25% per week and capped at 5% of the order value.

Earlier, the Haryana Power Purchase Center invited bids for supplying 500 MW of solar power from grid-connected solar projects in Haryana.

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