West Bengal Invites Bids for 1.5 MW Rooftop Solar Systems on Court Buildings

The last date to submit bids is March 27, 2024


Webel Technology Limited (WTL), an entity under the Government of West Bengal, has invited bids for grid-connected 20 kW rooftop solar photovoltaic systems with a cumulative capacity of 1.5 MW at 75 district court complexes across the state.

Bids must be submitted by March 27, 2024. Bids will be opened on March 29.

The scope of work includes design, engineering, procurement, testing, installation, commissioning, and comprehensive maintenance of the solar plants for five years.

The selected bidders will also be responsible for the supply of components like solar modules, inverters, module mounting structures, junction boxes, cables, and earthing systems.

WTL has conducted preliminary site surveys and will share the location details with prospective bidders. The successful bidders will have to undertake detailed site assessments and submit implementation plans as part of the technical evaluation criteria.

Bidders must have prior experience in executing similar grid-connected solar projects of at least 500 kW cumulative capacity for government clients. The minimum capacity of each power project must be 10 kW.

Other eligibility criteria include a minimum average annual turnover of ₹250 million (~$3 million) and a positive net worth during any three of the past five financial years. Bidders must have local offices and service centers across zones in West Bengal, valid trade licenses, electrical contractor licenses, and relevant statutory registrations.

An earnest money deposit of ₹2 million (~$24,127) must also be deposited, along with a performance bank guarantee equivalent to 10% of the total contract value.

The tender allows participation of bidding consortiums with a maximum of three partners, subject to meeting the qualifying criteria.

Last month, the West Bengal Power Development Corporation invited bids to build a 10 MW solar power project on a turnkey basis along the Teesta Canal bank in Uttar Dinajpur district of West Bengal.

Earlier, it invited bids for the operation and maintenance of a 10 MW ground-mounted solar power project at the Sagardighi thermal power plant in Murshidabad.

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