South Central Railway Invites Bids for 1.78 MW Rooftop Solar Projects

The last date for bid submission is June 5, 2024


The Secunderabad Division, Electrical, South Central Railway, has issued a tender for 1.782 MW of rooftop solar projects of different capacities at station buildings, service buildings, residential buildings, and level crossing gates.

The last date to submit bids is June 5, 2024.

The scope of work includes the design, supply, erection, and commissioning of rooftop grid-connected solar projects ranging from 10 kW to 500 kW capacity at various locations. It involves supplying and installing solar modules, inverters, net meters, cabling, earthing arrangements, and all associated works as per the “Make in India” policy.

The project has a value of ₹141.6 million ($1.72 million) and requires an earnest money deposit of ₹858,500 ($10,430). The project must be completed in six months.

Bidders must have a minimum average annual contractual turnover equal to the advertised tender value or the value calculated based on the number of years prescribed for completion, whichever is less. The turnover will be calculated from the total contractual payments over the previous three financial years from audited balance sheets.

Bidders must have completed or substantially completed similar works during the last seven years. They must meet criteria like having executed three similar works of 30% advertised value each, two of 40% value each, or one of 60% advertised value.

A valid “B” grade electrical license issued by the competent authority is also required.

The Varanasi Division, Electrical,  North Eastern Railway recently floated a tender for 1.15 MW rooftop solar projects at railway stations. The scope of the work involved designing, testing, and commissioning an on-grid solar photovoltaic system without battery backup.

Previously, the Indian Railways invited bids to empanel agencies to implement 2.33 MW rooftop solar power projects. The tender was without any central financial assistance.

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