Southern Railway Invites Bids for Rooftop Solar Projects in Chennai

The last date to submit the bids is June 14, 2024

May 29, 2024


The Southern Railway has invited bids to set up grid-connected rooftop solar power projects of a cumulative capacity of 1.55 MW at various service buildings and railway colonies in the Chennai division.

The successful bidder will oversee the design, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning of the projects.

The value of the project is ₹99.6 million (~$1.19 million). Bidders must submit an earnest money deposit of ₹648,000 (~$7,792). The last date to submit bids is June 14, 2024.

Bidders should have completed either three similar works, each costing not less than 30% of the advertised value of the tender, two similar works amounting to 40% of the advertised value, or one similar work costing 60% of the advertised value of the tender in the last seven years.

A similar nature of work here refers to the completion of works of supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of solar PV power generating systems of at least 20% of the tendered capacity of the solar plant to central, state government, public sector undertakings or public listed company having average annual turnover of ₹5 billion (~66.6 million) and above in the last three financial years.

Bidders must also showcase a minimum average contractual turnover of the advertised value of the tender and the number of years prescribed for the completion of work for which bids have been invited.

The successful bidder must complete the project within 180 days from the contract’s award date. Joint venture firms or entities can participate in the tender.

In April, the Southern Railway invited bids for installing 1.2 MW rooftop solar projects in Perambur, Chennai, under the renewable energy service company model.

This follows the tender floated by the South Eastern Railway for setting up 8.38 GW of grid-connected rooftop solar power projects in Odisha, Jharkhand, and West Bengal.

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