Singareni Collieries Tenders Consultancy for Ground-Mount and Floating Solar Projects

The last date to submit bids is March 2, 2022


The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) has invited bids from consultancy firms to carry out a feasibility study and prepare a detailed project report (DPR) to develop solar power projects.

The estimated contract value is ₹20 million (~$265,426), and the contract duration is 24 months.

The last date to submit bids is March 2, 2022. The pre-bid meeting will take place on February 16.

Bidders should furnish ₹200,000 (~$2,653) as an earnest money deposit. Furthermore, the successful bidder must submit a performance bank guarantee of ₹500,000 (~$6,633) or above within a month from the date of receipt of the letter of intent.

The scope of work includes study, investigation, and preparation of a report of the existing characteristic of land, ambient conditions, solar radiation resource assessment, and water requirements for ground-mount solar projects at different locations in Telangana and outside Telangana.

Singareni Collieries: Solar Project Details for Consultancy Services

The successful bidder also needs to prepare a power evacuation plan for solar projects, including substations and auxiliary power distribution networks as per the state policies.

The consultancy firm must evaluate available technologies for deploying the projects, including the type of floating structures, anchoring, and mooring designs for floating solar projects.

The firm should also provide financial assessment and commercial feasibility reports for both types of solar projects.

To participate in the competitive bidding process, bidders must have prepared at least four detailed project reports for solar power projects. Of this, one project should have a 100 MW capacity.

The bidder must have prior experience providing consultancy service for solar projects with government agencies, state nodal agencies, public sector undertakings in India.

Bidders’ average annual turnover should not be less than ₹20 million (~$2,653) in the last three financial years.

The successful bidder must submit the draft of the  DPR within three months of issuing a work order. The provisional report should be submitted within 15 days after receiving written comments on the draft DPR. The bidder must submit the final DPR within 15 days or a maximum within a month after receiving written comments of the provisional DPR.

If the consultancy firm fails to submit the report on time, liquidated damage at 0.5% per week of the basic price of the delayed material will be levied, subject to a maximum of 5%.

In October 2021, SCCL issued a consultancy tender for a 250 MW (DC) floating solar project at Lower Manair Dam, Karim Nagar, Telangana.

Harsh Shukla is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Indian Express, he has covered general interest stories. He holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune.

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