Punjab Floats Tender for 12 MW of Solar Power Projects

The last date to submit the bids is September 27, 2023


Punjab Genco, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA), has invited bids for installing and commissioning 12 MW (3 x 4 MW) of solar power projects at various locations in the Bathinda district of the state.

The successful bidder must also oversee the project’s operation and maintenance for five years.

The three identified locations are in Bhagi Bandar and Shergarh villages in the Talwandi Sabo subdivision and Kothe Malluana village in the Rampura Phul subdivision.

The last date to submit the bids is September 27, 2023. Bids will be opened the following day.

Bidders must submit ₹4 million (~$48,349) for a 4 MW solar project as an earnest money deposit. The successful bidder must furnish an amount equivalent to 5% of the contract price as a performance bank guarantee within 15 days of receiving the work order.

The project must be completed within ten months from the date of the issuance of the work order.

To be eligible, the bidder must be a manufacturer or system integrator or a solar power generator who has designed, manufactured, tested, supplied, erected, and commissioned at least one ground-mounted solar power project of 2 MW or above capacity anywhere in India.

Also, the bidder must have experience operating and maintaining solar projects of aggregate 2 MW capacity or more for at least one year in any of the last five years. The project should have been in successful operation as of the bid opening date.

At the time of bidding, the bidder must have a valid license issued by the chief electrical inspector to work on an 11 kV or above voltage system.

For a single project of 4 MW capacity, the average annual turnover of bidders should be at least ₹300 million (~$3.63 million) during any three of the last four financial years.

Additionally, the net worth of bidders in the last financial year should be positive.

Punjab Genco has mandated the use of solar modules for the project from the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

In the event of delay in the supply, installation, or commissioning, the bidder will be liable to pay a penalty of 1% of the value of the contract for every week of delay in achieving project milestones, subject to a maximum of 5% of the contract value.

In May this year, PEDA invited bids to commission 7 MW of grid-connected rooftop and ground-mounted solar projects for government buildings in Punjab, including Chandigarh.

Earlier, PEDA had invited bids to commission 8.7 MW of solar projects at 970 rural piped water supply systems in the state.

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