NVVN Invites Bids for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems in Andhra Pradesh

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


NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) has 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 (APCPDCL) and Eastern Power Distribution Company (APEPDCL).

The last date for submission of bids for APCPDCL is June 26, 2024. Bids will be opened the next day.

The last date for submitting bids for APEPDCL is June 25, 2024. Bids will be opened the next day.

Two channel partners will be chosen for the districts of Andhra Pradesh under the jurisdiction of APCPDCL and APEPDCL (the L1 bidder and eleven non-L1 bidders who match the L1 price in order of their ranking).

Additional bidders, except for the one non-L1 bidder matching the L1 price, will be placed in the 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 or supervision of the 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 projects, having supplied such structures for projects 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 for installing grid-connected residential rooftop solar systems under the program in districts covered by two DISCOMs in Telangana and  Maharashtra.

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