THDC Issues Consultancy Tender for 100 MW Floating Solar Park in Karnataka

The last date for submission of bids is September 15, 2024


THDC India has invited bids from consultants for the preparation of a detailed project report (DPR) and bathymetric survey of a 100 MW floating solar power project at the Kadra Dam reservoir in Karnataka.

The last date for submission of bids is September 15, 2024. Bids will be opened the next day.

The study’s scope encompasses an in-depth project report, incorporating an evaluation of suitability, engineering surveys, cost estimates, and assessments of technical, economic, and financial viability for solar power projects.

The aim is to formulate a feasible plan for project execution under the engineering, procurement, and construction mode.

The scope of work includes an examination of site conditions such as location, weather patterns, water levels, variations, high flood levels, water and land profiles, shadow-free areas, and site accessibility.

Bidders must furnish an earnest money deposit of ₹106,000 (~$1,277.5). Selected bidders must submit 10% of the contract value as a performance bank guarantee within 20 days after the letter of award is issued.

Bidders must qualify as Class-I local suppliers, defined as suppliers or service providers whose goods, services, or works proposed for procurement have a local content of 50% or higher.

Only bids from Class-I local suppliers will be considered.

The consultant is tasked with the complete responsibility of gathering data and information from the THDC Kadra Dam site and government agencies if deemed necessary.

Any information, data, or reports obtained from government agencies during the execution of the services must undergo thorough review and analysis by the consultant.

Payment stages for the consultancy services are as follows: Initially, 10% of the DPR consultancy charges and 10% of the quoted bathymetric survey cost will be disbursed upon providing evidence of mobilization, with certification by the engineer-in-charge.

Subsequently, upon the completion of the bathymetric survey and the submission of the corresponding report to THDC India, 50% of the quoted cost will be released. The next phase involves the simultaneous release of 40% of the DPR consultancy charges and 40% of the survey cost upon the conclusion of all essential studies, investigations and the submission of the draft DPR, certified by the engineer-in-charge.

Finally, 50% of the DPR consultancy charges will be disbursed upon submission and acceptance of the final DPR, with certification by the engineer-in-charge.

Recently, THDC India invited bids from consultants to prepare a DPR to develop the 1 GW Phase-I ultra mega solar power park within a 2 GW solar park in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

In December, THDC India requested proposals from consultants and expert agencies to create a feasibility report to set up floating solar power projects on reservoirs in the Godavari Marathwada region of Maharashtra.

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