Tender Floated for a 1 MW Canal Top Solar Project in Kolkata

The last date for the submission of bids is June 08, 2020


The New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) has floated a tender for the installation of a 1 MW (2X500 kW) canal top solar project at Bagjola Canal located in New Town.

The contract will also include comprehensive operation and maintenance (O&M) for five years. The last date for the submission of online bids is June 08, 2020, and the pre-bid meeting will take place on May 20, 2020.

Interested bidders will have to pay an amount of ₹18,00,000 (~$23,903) as the bid security amount and the time for the completion of the work has been set as 12 months.

Interested bidders should either be a manufacturer of solar PV modules or solar inverters, or power conditioning unit equipment. The bidders should have experience in design, supply, installation, and commissioning of at least one roof or ground-mounted grid-connected solar power project of a total array capacity of at least 500 kW, including five years of maintenance on a turnkey basis.

Interested bidders should produce credentials of at least one work in the last five years for a minimum value of 40% of the quoted amount, or two similar works in the last five years of at least 30% of the quoted amount. Similarly, interested bidders should produce credentials of one such running work, which is nearly 80% complete or more.

Regarding the financial criteria, the minimum annual turnover of the bidder for the last three years should be at least ₹300 million (~$3.98 million) and the net worth of the last financial year should be positive. Their financial solvency should be at least ₹200 million (~$2.66 million).

Recently, the West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) issued a tender for 10 MW of grid-connected floating solar project at the Sagardighi Thermal Power Project in Murshidabad.

Earlier, the West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) had floated a tender for setting up 50 rooftop solar PV power projects, each with an array capacity of 10 kW.

Last year, the Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) reissued its tender for 2 MW of grid-connected canal-top solar power projects at Sikidiri Canal in Ranchi. Karnataka’s Shivamogga Smart City Limited issued a Request for Proposal for the construction of 25 MW of solar power generation projects. The Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited invited an expression of interest to set up 16 MW of canal top solar photovoltaic projects at WYC Hydel Power Station at Bhudkalan in Yamuna Nagar.


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