NVVN Invites Bids for Rooftop Solar Systems in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

The last date for the submission of bids is July 2, 2024


NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN), a subsidiary of NTPC, has invited bids to select channel partners for installing grid-connected rooftop solar power systems under PM Surya Ghar Muft Bijli Yojana in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The last date for the submission of bids is July 2, 2024. Bids will be opened on July 3.

NVVN aims to engage channel partners who will collaborate with EPC vendors and DISCOMs to complete the installation of the rooftop solar systems.

Two channel partners will be selected for the Andaman & Nicobar Islands (the L1 bidder and the next eleven highest-ranked bidders matching the L1 price). Additional bidders, except for the highest-priced bidder (H1), will be placed on a reserve list.

Bidders must pay ₹2 million (~$23,934) as bid security for each tender.

Channel partners must gather all necessary information under the program as outlined in the MNRE draft guidelines.

Bidders can qualify through two routes:

Route-1: The channel partner must meet one of the following conditions:

  • Acted as an EPC contractor involved in the construction or supervision of the construction and commissioning of a grid-connected solar project with a minimum cumulative capacity of 1 MW in the previous financial year.
  • Engaged in manufacturing solar PV modules, which are included in the latest Approved List of Models and Manufacturers.
  • Functioned as a distributor or dealer of solar PV modules, having supplied modules with a cumulative capacity of at least 2 MW in the preceding financial year.
  • Engaged as a distributor or supplier of module mounting structures for solar systems, having supplied such structures for systems with a cumulative capacity of at least 2 MW in the preceding financial year.


  • The channel partner should be a distributor or dealer of consumer durables or a combination of switchgear and/or control gear components with offices or warehouse facilities in more than one district.
  • The channel partner should have agreements with at least five vendors, each of whom has installed at least five rooftop solar systems since April 1, 2023.

The average annual turnover of the bidders should be at least ₹30 million (~$359,007) during the preceding three financial years.

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

Recently, NVVN invited bids from channel partners to install grid-connected solar power systems under PM Surya Ghar: Muft Bijli Yojana in the districts of Andhra Pradesh covered under Central Power Distribution Company and Eastern Power Distribution Company.

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