Salem Smart City Announces Tender for 3 MW of Solar Projects

The deadline for the submission of bids is February 12, 2020


Salem City Municipal Corporation has issued a tender for 3 MW (DC) of solar projects in the Erumapalayam area.

The project falls under Salem Smart City Mission. The last date for the submission of bids is February 12, 2020. Interested bidders must pay a sum of ₹1.5 million (~$20,473) as the earnest money deposit (EMD).

The scope of work includes the engineering, procurement and supply, packaging and forwarding, installation and testing, and commissioning of the solar systems at the location. The comprehensive operation and maintenance (O&M) for the project will take place over ten years.

The work also involves the supply of solar panels, including module mounting structures and fasteners. Apart from the design and implementation of the project, the successful bidder will also be responsible for the supply and erection of weather monitoring stations along with solar radiation sensors.

According to the tender document, the bidder must have designed, supplied, and commissioned solar projects of at least 1,500 kW capacity.

The bidder should have executed at least 10% of the civil work of the total engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) value either for the central, state, or local bodies.

As far as the financial eligibility criteria are concerned, the minimum average annual turnover of the bidder in the preceding three financial years should be at least ₹100 million (~$1.4 million). Also, their minimum turnover in the past or current fiscal year should be at least ₹50 million (~$705,962).

The interconnection point for the evacuation of power from the project will be the substation at Erumapalayam that is at 11 kV level.

Last year as well, Mercom reported that Salem Smart City had invited bids to install grid-connected rooftop solar projects.

Under the central government’s Smart Cities Mission, scores of states have announced their plans to make their cities sustainable by the installation of solar panels, net metering, and various other infrastructural revamps.

Recently, Smart Kalyan Dombivli Development Corporation Limited issued a Request for Proposal for 1.3 MW of rooftop solar systems.


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Anjana is a news editor at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, she held roles of senior editor, district correspondent, and sub-editor for The Times of India, Biospectrum and The Sunday Guardian. Before that, she worked at the Deccan Herald and the Asianlite as chief sub-editor and news editor. She has also contributed to The Quint, Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express, Reader’s Digest (UK edition), IndiaSe (Singapore-based magazine) and Asiaville. Anjana holds a Master’s degree in Geography from North Bengal University, and a diploma in mass communication and journalism from Guru Ghasidas University, Bhopal.