Uttarakhand Floats EPC Tender for 4.5 MW of Rooftop and Small Solar Projects

The last day to submit the bids is October 31, 2023


The Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) has floated a tender for the empanelment of engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors to install up to 4.5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems and small solar power projects across the state.

The contractors must complete the projects within six months of the work order’s placement date. The empaneled contractors must also provide a five-year warranty and annual maintenance contract.

The estimated cost of work is ₹224.5 million (~$2.7 million).

The last day to submit the bids is October 31, 2023. Bids will be opened on the same day.

The projects allocated under this tender will range between 1 kW and 500 kW to be installed on various sites, including float rooftops, inclined rooftops, open flatlands, and hilly lands.

The scope of work includes the design, manufacturing, supply, erection, testing, net metering, and commissioning of grid-connected rooftop solar systems and small solar power projects.

The plant locations could be in plain or remote hilly areas without road access. The requirements for installing solar systems may vary depending on the plant’s location. The bidder should consider the various factors related to transportation and mounting structures for solar modules per different sizes, locations, and types of roofs for installing solar systems.

Additional dedicated electric cables, wiring, and other systems needed to energize the proposed load according to the requirements of the consumers must be considered by the bidder before quoting rates for the execution of the work.

Bidders are not required to furnish any earnest money deposit for this tender. However, the successful bidders must submit 5% of the total work order value as performance security.

Bidders must have experience supplying, installing, and commissioning over 100 kW to 500 kW of grid-connected solar power projects with a net metering facility in the previous three years.

They should have a minimum average annual turnover of ₹2.5 million (~$30,063) in the last three financial years.

Contractors failing to perform work within the specified time must pay 1% of the unperformed work price per week, subject to 10% of the value as liquidated damages.

In January, the Uttarakhand Government released a draft solar policy that targets 2 GW of installed solar capacity and envisages boosting the proportion of solar power in power distribution companies’ energy purchases to 18% by 2028.

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