SECI Floats Tender to Conduct Geotechnical Study for Solar Project in Andaman

The last date to submit the bids is August 4, 2023


Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids to select an agency for conducting a geotechnical study and topography survey for a solar power project at the Mithakari site in South Andaman.

The geotechnical investigation will be carried out to provide the designer with sufficiently accurate information about the substrata profile and relevant parameters at the site based on which the foundation for the solar power project and other associated facilities will be designed.

A topographical survey will be conducted to assess the site topography and preparation of contour maps for further usage in designing the solar power project’s layout.

The last date to submit the bids is August 4, 2023. Bids will be opened on the same day.

Bidders must submit ₹40,000 (~$487.45) as an earnest money deposit.

Within 30 days from the issuance of the notification of award, the successful bidder must furnish an unconditional and irrevocable contract performance security which should be 5% of the contract value and should be valid up to seven months from the date of signing of the contract agreement.

The project must be completed within four months of signing the contract agreement.

To be eligible, the bidder should be accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). Also, they should have at least three years of experience providing similar services to the central government, state governments, public sector undertakings, nationalized banks, or reputed organizations.

Further, the bidder should have completed one similar work costing not less than ₹1.51 million (~$18,401), or two similar projects, each costing not less than ₹944,000 (~$11,504), or three similar works, each costing not less than ₹755,000 (~$9,201).

Out of the similar projects undertaken by the contractor, at least one should have been for the central government, state government, autonomous bodies, or public sector undertaking.

They should have among their clients reputed institutes, centers, or corporates in the public or private sector for whom they have been providing similar services.

The minimum average annual turnover of the bidder should be at least ₹755,000 (~$9,201) during the last three financial years.

Also, the net worth of the bidder for the last financial year should be positive.

The bidder should have a minimum working capital of ₹472,000 (~$5,752). If the bidder’s working capital is inadequate, the bidder should have a letter from the lending bank confirming the availability of a line of credit for an amount equal to or greater than ₹472,000 (~$5,752).

In 2020, SECI had issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for setting up 4 MW of grid-connected floating solar projects in northern Andaman.

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