University in Haryana Invites Bids for 1.5 MW Rooftop Solar Project

The last date for the submission of bids is March 26, 2024


Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, has floated a tender for the design, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of 1.5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar power systems on various university buildings.

The project will be implemented under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) model.

The scope of work includes operations and maintenance (O&M) of the project.

The last date for the submission of bids is March 26, 2024. Bids will be opened the next day.

Bidders have to pay ₹1 million (~$12,063) as an earnest money deposit and a non-refundable fee of ₹15000 (~$180.97) as the cost of the bid document.

The electricity generated from the solar panels will be utilized for internal consumption, and any excess power will be fed back into the grid.

The university aims to reduce the dependence on fossil fuel-based electricity from the main grid.

The bidder will cover the costs associated with this project through the RESCO model under a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA).

The O&M responsibilities for the project encompass activities such as addressing wear and tear, conducting overhauls, managing machine breakdowns, handling insurance matters, and replacing faulty modules, inverters/power conditioning units , as well as providing spares, consumables, and other necessary parts for 25 years.

Bidders must have experience in executing similar works within the past seven years. The criteria for experience are as follows:

  • Completion of three similar works, each with a capacity not less than 40% of the estimated capacity.
  • Completion of two similar works, each with a capacity not less than 50% of the estimated capacity.
  • Completion of one similar work with a capacity not less than 80% of the estimated capacity.

The cost of work refers to the total value of the completed project, including government/client-supplied materials (excluding those provided free of charge).

Certification of this cost should be conducted by an officer holding a rank not lower than executive engineer/project manager or equivalent, calculated based on a compounded 10% value added per year.

Bidders must demonstrate a minimum average annual financial turnover of at least ₹50 million (~$603,170) in the last three years (with a 10% compounded value per year added).

The contractor or the sub-contractor must possess a valid license for executing water supply, sanitary, or electrical engineering works, and they should have previously executed similar projects in these domains.

The performance of the applicant for each completed and ongoing project in the last seven years must be certified by an officer not lower than the rank of executive engineer/project manager or equivalent.

Joint ventures are permitted under these criteria.

Earlier this month, the National Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, issued expressions of interest to set up 1 MW grid-connected rooftop solar projects on its campus buildings.

Last year, the College of Engineering, Pune Technological University, invited expressions of interest to set up a 660 kW rooftop solar power project with net metering.

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