Uttar Pradesh Metro Invites Bids for 1 MW Rooftop Solar Projects

The last day to submit the bids is February 20, 2024


Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRCL) has invited bids to install and commission 1 MW of rooftop solar power projects on stations and PAC depot of the Agra Metro Project under the renewable energy service company model.

The selected installers must oversee the project’s comprehensive operation and maintenance for 25 years.

The work must be completed within six months of receiving the letter of award.

The project’s estimated cost is ₹35.8 million (~$431,368).

The last day to submit the bids is February 20, 2024. Bids will be opened the next day.

Bidders must furnish an earnest money deposit of ₹716,000 (~$8,627). Selected bidders must submit 10% of the project’s cost as a performance bank guarantee.

The maximum allowable levelized tariff under the tender is ₹4.5 (~$0.054)/kWh.

The size of each project may range from 10 kWp to 400 kWp or more. Each rooftop unit can connect separately to the grid and may have individual energy meters.

Bidders should have installed and commissioned grid-connected solar projects of a minimum capacity of 500 kW during the last ten years. They must have also commissioned rooftop solar projects of a minimum of 125 kW in the last ten years.

They must have an average annual turnover of ₹10.7 million (~$128,928) in the last three financial years. Their net worth should be positive in the last two financial years.

Bidders must have liquidity equal to the cash flow requirement of ₹10.25 million (~$128,928).

The projects must have a minimum capacity utilization factor of 12% throughout the 25 years.

If the contractor fails to complete the work on time, liquidated damages at 0.5% per week of the contract value of work for every week of delay, subject to a maximum of 10% of the contract value, will apply.

The predicted electrical degradation of power generated should not exceed 20% of the minimum rated power over the 25 years and not more than 10% after the first ten years of the full rated original output.

In September, Chennai Metro Rail invited bids to commission 3 MW of rooftop solar projects on elevated structures in parking and open spaces at Chennai Metro’s Phase 1 and its extension stations.

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