Uttar Pradesh Invites Bids for 500 MW Rooftop Solar Projects

The last date for submission of bids is January 2, 2024


Uttar Pradesh New & Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has invited bids to set up a cumulative capacity of 500 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects on government/semi-government buildings and other institutions in Uttar Pradesh under the RESCO model on a net metering basis.

The scope of the work includes design, manufacture, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning, including warranty, operation, and maintenance for 25 years for a 25 kW to 2,000 kW grid-connected rooftop solar system.

The last date for submission of bids is January 2, 2024. Bids will be opened on January 3.

The successful bidder must also take up the project’s operation and maintenance for 25 years after commissioning.

Bidders must submit ₹29,500 (~$355.19) inclusive of GST as a tender fee.

The earnest money deposit amount is calculated by multiplying ₹1 million (~$12,040) with the quoted bid capacity in MW.

The successful bidder will have to pay a performance bank guarantee (PBG) within 30 days from the date of the issue of the award, or before signing the agreement with UPNEDA.

The following formula will determine the PBG: ₹1 million (~$12,040) × Allocated Capacity in MW

Bidders will also have to pay a document processing fee, calculated as follows: ₹10,000 (~$120.3) multiplied by the quoted bid capacity in MW, up to a maximum of ₹500,000 (~$6,020) inclusive of GST.

The manufacturing of modules and cells must take place within India and adhere to the current Approved List of Models and Manufacturers of Solar Photovoltaic Modules (Compulsory Registration Requirement) Order 2019.

Each project’s size must fall within the range of 25 kW to 2,000 kW. While a single project may consist of multiple rooftop units, each unit can have an independent grid connection and may have individual meters.

However, only one project will be permitted per meter consumer number, with a maximum project size of 2000 kW.

Bidders must have a track record of experience in designing, supplying, installing, and commissioning grid-connected solar power projects and solar systems under the RESCO mode.

The cumulative experience should amount to not less than 1,500 kW over the past five financial years, including the period up to the bid submission deadline. The commissioned project under the RESCO mode must be operational.

Bidders must have a minimum net worth of ₹8 million (~$96,317)/MW of the quoted capacity. The financial requirement will be evaluated based on the last available financial year.

The assessment may also consider the financial status at least seven days before the bid submission deadline.

In June, UPNEDA invited bids to commission a 5 MW solar power project in Saraisadi village of Mau district, Uttar Pradesh.

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