Surat Municipal Corporation Issues Tender for 6.3 MW Wind Power Project

The last date for the submission of bids is March 14, 2024


The Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has invited bids to provide, install, and activate a 6.3 MW maximum capacity wind power project, including all associated accessories, power evacuation facilities, and operation and maintenance (O&M) for a duration of up to 10 years.

The last date for the submission of bids is March 14, 2024. Bids will be opened the next day.

Bidders have to submit ₹21,240 (~$256) as the document fee and ₹6.88 million (~$82,970) as the earnest money deposit.

The project has to be commissioned within 12 months from the award of the contract.

The chosen contractor is required to furnish a bank guarantee amounting to 5% of the contract value within 15 days of being awarded the contract. This guarantee should remain valid for a duration of 15 months from the date of project commissioning.

Bidders must provide a bank guarantee at the commencement of the O&M period, preceding the expiration of the 12-month performance guarantee period. The guarantee should be valued at 20% of the total O&M charges for the second year.

Additionally, for each subsequent year, a new bank guarantee must be submitted on or before the commencement of the corresponding O&M period, with an amount equivalent to 20% of the total O&M charges for that specific year.

For items sourced internationally, bidders are responsible for directly covering custom duty, countervailing duty, and any other applicable charges, which, should be integrated into the tender price.

Regarding goods manufactured within India, the goods and service tax and other mandatory charges pertaining specifically to the transaction between the owner and the supplier under the contract are to be incorporated into the tender price and will not be compensated separately.

Power & Energy Consultants India, based in Delhi, has been designated as the consultant for this project.

The energy produced by the planned 6.3 MW wind power projects is intended for utilization across 24 HT connections, catering to water supply, sewerage disposal systems, and various utilities.

Currently, the combined energy consumption at these sites amounts to approximately 39 GWh per annum. These locations have not been tapping into the energy generated by any previously commissioned wind power projects.

Bidders should have experience in executing turnkey wind energy projects with a cumulative capacity of at least 5 MW in a single wind project within the immediate past five years in India.

Bidders should also have experience in executing O&M contracts for a minimum capacity of 15 MW, operating for a duration of at least one year in India.

They should ensure that the wind electric generators (WEG) being offered have a minimum acceptable rating of 1500 kW and possess valid type certification.

Bidders should identify available land in the state of Gujarat for project installation, providing geo-coordinates in the micro-siting details and possess substantial experience in the installation, operation, and maintenance of at least 10 MW of wind electric generators in the state of Gujarat.

The offered power rating of WEGs should have been functioning globally for the last 2 years. Additionally, the offered model should have been operational in India for the last year, maintaining the same hub height and rotor diameter.

Experience will be considered from the commissioning date, as certified by the state nodal agency, and listed in the RLMM list offered by NIWE.

The average annual turnover for the last three consecutive financial years (2020-21, 2021-22, and 2022-23) should not be less than ₹1 billion (~$12.06 million).

The net worth of the bidders for the preceding financial year (2022-23) must be positive.

SMC recently invited bids to provide consultancy services for 10 MW grid-connected solar projects with a land lease at any location in Gujarat.

Earlier, the Solar Energy Corporation of India, on behalf of the National Institute of Wind Energy, invited bids for the allocation of sea-bed lease rights for 4 GW offshore wind power projects on a build-own-operate basis.

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