SJVN Floats O&M Tender for 47.6 MW Wind Project in Maharashtra

The last day to submit the bids is May 2, 2024


SJVN has invited bids for the comprehensive operation and maintenance of the 47.6 MW Khirvire wind power project in the Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra for five years.

The last day to submit the bids is May 2, 2024. Bids will be opened on the same day.

The scope of work involves managing 56 units of 850 kW wind energy generators, their respective unit sub-stations, feeder lines, equipment of the pooling sub-station, and all communication equipment for supervision and monitoring.

The contract duration covers the workforce, spares, special tools, cranes, and other necessary materials and equipment required to ensure the continuous operation of the wind turbines and power evacuation.

Bidders must submit an earnest money deposit of ₹6.11 million (~$73,238). Micro or small enterprises and startups recognized by the government are exempted from submitting EMD.

Selected bidders must submit 5% of the contract value as a performance bank guarantee within 21 days after issuance of the letter of award.

Bidders must have successfully executed a contract for the operation and maintenance of 25 MW or above wind projects in India, comprising wind electric generators with a minimum capacity of 850 kW each, for a minimum of one year in the last seven years.

The contract must include the design, engineering, supply, installation, and commissioning of wind power assets or annual maintenance contract for wind power assets or annual rate contract for wind power assets or operations and maintenance of wind power assets under a single work order.  The wind power assets must include wind turbine generators and wind electric generators.

Bidders must have an average annual turnover of at least ₹91.6 million (~$1.1 million) during the last three financial years.

The bidder’s net worth should be positive in two of the last three financial years. However, the net worth of the immediately preceding financial year should be positive.

Bidders must submit evidence of possessing working capital of a minimum ₹15 million (~$179,795), including access to lines of credit and availability of other financial resources, to meet the requirement.

Bidders must not have been banned or debarred from business by any public sector undertaking or government department during the last three years on the grounds of corrupt or fraudulent practices.

India installed 2.8 GW of new wind energy capacity in 2023, a ~56% surge from 1.8 GW in 2022. The cumulative wind capacity as of December 2023 stood at 44.7 GW, compared to 41.9 GW at the end of 2022.

In December 2023, MNRE revised its 2016 policy for repowering wind power projects to facilitate the replacement of older turbines.