TCIL Invites Bids for a 25 MW Solar Project in Mauritius

The last date to submit the bids is April 28, 2023


Telecommunications Consultants India (TCIL), Mauritius, a Government of India Enterprise, has invited bids for the installation and commissioning of a 25 MW of grid-connected solar power project with an associated transmission line up to the point of dispatch to the grid in Mauritius.

The successful bidder must also oversee the project’s operation and maintenance (O&M) for one year.

The last date to submit the bids is April 28, 2023. Bids will be opened on the same day.

This tender has been floated for selecting a partner ready to work exclusively on the above project with TCIL.

The successful bidder must furnish an amount equivalent to 5% of the contract amount as a performance security deposit within ten days from the date of issuing the letter of award.

To participate in the bidding process, bidders must have experience as an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) partner, management EPC partner, or sub-EPC partner in solar installations in the last seven years and which have been connected to the grid and have been successfully completed.

Bidders should have successfully completed one similar work of at least 17.5 MW capacity, two similar works of at least 12.5 MW capacity each, or three similar works of at least 10 MW each during the last seven years.

Further, bidders’ average annual financial turnover during the last three financial years should be at least $4.5 million.

The net worth of bidders as of the last day of the previous financial year should be positive.

Also, bidders should be in profit before tax in two of the last three financial years.

Bidders must demonstrate access to or availability of financial resources such as liquid assets, unencumbered real assets, lines of credit, and other financial means to meet a minimum amount of liquid assets and credit facilities of $2.5 million to meet the contractual commitments of the project.

According to tender documents, if the EPC contractor fails to complete the work within the stipulated time, he will be liable to pay liquidated damages at 0.5% of the contract price for per week of delay, subject to a maximum of 10% of the total contract value.

Last December, TCIL 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.

Earlier, the Central Electricity Board of Mauritius had issued a request for proposal (RfP) for the purchase of power from small-scale renewable energy hybrid facilities, in line with its objective of increasing the share of renewables in the power generation mix to 35% by 2025 and 60% by 2030.

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