TCIL Issues Bid to Select a Partner for 2 MW Floating Solar Project in Mauritius

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Government-owned Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to select a partner for the design, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of a 2 MW floating solar power plant at Tamarind Falls Reservoir in Mauritius.

The last date for the submission of the bids is December 21, 2022. Bids will be opened on the same day.

TCIL has been operating in Mauritius since 1991 and intends to participate in this tender as the lead bidder for the Mauritius project.

According to the terms of the bid issued by TCIL, the average annual turnover of the bidders should not be less than $500,000 during the preceding three financial years as of the bid opening date.

The participants should have had a positive net worth for the last three years.

Bidders should have made a profit before tax in two of the last three financial years.

The selected bidder must submit a performance bank guarantee of 10% of the contract price within 14 days from the letter of acceptance.

The scope of work includes coordination with subcontractors for electrical and civil works and ensuring the successful commissioning of the project.

Bidders must have prior experience in designing, supplying, delivering, installing, and commissioning at least one 1.6 MW floating solar photovoltaic project connected to a utility grid or two floating solar projects of at least 1 MW capacity.

Bidders must also possess experience in the supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of 22 kV or higher voltage metal-clad switchgear. They must submit a Manufacturers Authorization Certificate from the original equipment manufacturers for the proposed PV module and inverter, MV Switchgear, and Step-Up Transformer.

Bidders must have a local office in Mauritius or should have the undertaking to open one after the work is awarded.

In May this year, the Central Electricity Board of Mauritius issued a request for proposal for the purchase of power from small-scale renewable energy hybrid facilities, aiming at a 35% increase in the share of renewables in the country’s power generation mix by 2025 and a 60% by the end of the decade.

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