Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam Invites Bids for 1 MW Solar Project in Varanasi

The last day to submit the bids is April 4, 2024


Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam (UPJN) has invited bids to commission a 1 MW grid-connected ground-mounted or rooftop solar project at the Bhelupur water treatment plant in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

The project should be completed within 16 months of receiving the work order, including four months of trial run.

The land and rooftop space for the project will be made available inside the water treatment plant following the detailed design, survey, and feasibility submitted by the installer.

The project’s estimated cost is ₹72.39 million (~$873,192).

The last day to submit the bids is April 4, 2024. Bids will be opened the next day.

Bidders must furnish the document cost of ₹11,800 (~$142) and earnest money deposit of ₹724,00 (~$873).

The power evacuation of the project will be done at WTP Bhelupur, which is proposed to be evacuated through the existing Bhelupur substation.

Bidders must have completed three projects, each with a minimum of 30% capacity. Each project’s cost must constitute at least 30% of the estimated project cost.

Alternatively, bidders should have completed three projects, each with a minimum capacity of 40%, and each project costing at least 40% of the estimated project cost.

Bidders who have completed one project with a minimum capacity of 60%, costing at least 60% of the estimated project cost, are also eligible to bid.

The experience of a subsidiary or parent company in foreign countries will also be considered for qualification.

Bidders must have an average annual turnover of ₹21.72 million (~$261,867 million) during the last three financial years. They should have a positive net worth in the previous financial year.

They must submit a solvency certificate of a minimum of 40% of the project’s estimated cost.

Joint venture bidders should have a maximum of two members, with the lead member an Indian firm. The lead member must hold a minimum stake of 51%, while other JV members should have at least a 30% stake.

The lead member’s turnover and solvency should constitute at least 51% of the total required. Both members must collectively possess a minimum technical experience of 30% required for projects exceeding ₹250 million (~$3 million).

The modules used in the project must be from the latest Approved List of Models and Manufacturers issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

In November, UPJN invited bids to commission a 10 MW grid-connected ground-mounted solar project at Bharwara STP Campus in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, on a turnkey basis.

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