Tender Buzz In India: Massive Response To SECI’s 1.2 GW Tender; BHEL, TERI, NTPC, NPCIL Release New Solar Tenders


BHEL Bags TERI’s Battery Energy Storage Tender for Rs 2.51 Crore


In a tender recently floated by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) for installation and maintenance of battery energy storage systems (BESS) Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has emerged as the best supplier of battery and associated equipment.BHEL has offered 410 kWh of cumulative battery capacity for a total cost of Rs. 2.51 crore which includes 6 years of warranty and maintenance.


NTPC Tenders for 1200 MW ISTS-Connected Solar Projects in India


NTPC Ltd has invited online bids from eligible bidders for the selection of solar power developers for setting up 1200 MW ISTS-Connected solar PV power projects anywhere in India.The last date for submission of bids is March 19, 2020, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. The date and time of opening of the price bids and the e-reverse auction will be intimated separately by NTPC to the technically selected bidder.To address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders a pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for March 6, 2020, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders.  All bids must be accompanied by Earnest Money Deposit for an amount calculated at the rate of Rs 400,000 per MW of quoted bid capacity in the form as stipulated in the RfS Documents.

BSNL Tenders for 2.5 MW Rooftop Solar Systems in Maharashtra

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has issued a tender under the RESCO model inviting bids from eligible firms for implementation of 2.5 MW grid-connected rooftop solar power systems at BSNL Buildings in different zones of Maharashtra .The last date for bid submission is March 17, 2020, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the next date i.e. March 18, 2020.To be eligible for participating in the bidding process, the firms should have designed, supplied, installed & commissioned at least one grid-connected solar PV power project having a capacity of 50 kW which should have been commissioned at least 6 months prior to techno-commercial bid opening date.Rs 4 crore should be the average annual turnover to participate in this bid.

Himachal Pradesh Issued Tenders for 10000 Solar PV Lanterns

The Himachal Pradesh Government Energy Development Agency (HIMURJA) has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible firms for the supply of approximately 10000 solar PV Lanterns (LED type) for distribution to the beneficiaries in the state.The general scope of work for the contract will include the supplying of 10,000 solar lanterns to the beneficiaries of the State and in reference to the same the suppliers must provide a warranty period of 5 years which will commence from the date of receipt of the material by Project Officer. During the warranty period, the supplier will carry out preventive, routine and breakdown maintenance of the SPV Lantern including replacement of any components including DC battery, electronics, etc. which goes bad free of cost. The last date for submission of bids is February 27, 2020, and the technical bids will be opened on the same date i.e. February 27, 2020. The tentative cost of the project is Rs 2.5 crore.

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Nuclear Power Corporation Tenders for 775 kW Rooftop Solar Plants

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) has floated a tender, seeking eligible developers for setting up of 775 kW of grid-connected rooftop solar power plants at its RR site buildings in different units and offices in Maharashtra.The scope of work for the selected developers will include the supply and installation of a total 775 kWp capacity rooftop solar PV system for NPCIL.The developers will also have to provide with Warranty for operation and maintenance (O&M) of the plant for a period of 5 years after installation and final acceptance as per the attached detail scope of work and technical specifications.As per MNRE to be eligible for participating in the bidding process, the bidders should have experience in the supply and installation of solar PV power plants and solar systems of cumulative capacity not less than 50 kWp.The last date for bid submission is March 21, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. 

NTPC Tenders for 530 kW Rooftop Solar Plant in Maharashtra

NTPC Ltd has issued a tender for setting up of rooftop solar power plant worth 530 kW at its Mouda STPS facility in Maharashtra.The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the supply, erection and commissioning of the 530 kWp rooftop solar plant at NTPC-Mouda with all miscellaneous items need to complete the facility covering all the activities and services in respect of all the equipment and works specified in the tender. The project developers will have a period of 270 days to complete the work on the project.The last date for submission of bids is March 5, 2020, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the following date i.e. March 6, 2019.

BSNL Floated Tender For Supply Of 12 Million Solar Cells

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has invited bids for the supply of cells with 5 busbars and a minimum efficiency of 18.8%.The publicly-owned manufacturer has described the dimensions of the devices it needs. Although global suppliers were invited to participate, safeguarding duty will be applied on imported cells as required by Indian trade policy.

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Assam Reissues Tenders for 100 MW of Solar Projects

The Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) has reissued a request for selection (RfS) to procure a cumulative capacity of 100 MW of power from grid-connected solar projects in four regions of the state through a tariff-based competitive bidding process.The tender was initially issued in January 2018 but later the last date of submission of bids was extended to February 21, 2020.As the earnest money deposit (EMD) Interested bidders need to pay ₹672,000 bMW and performance security of ₹1.7 million. The ceiling tariff for the project has been revised to ₹4 (~$0.056)/ kWh from the earlier ₹4.48 (~$0.07)/kWh according to the tender document.An interested bidder should have a net worth of ₹6.72 million and the net worth of each of these projects will not be less than ₹168 million  as on the last day of the preceding financial year.

SECI Extends Its Bid Submission Deadline For Its 4 MW Floating Solar With BESS Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued  notification extending the bid submission deadline from February 13, 2020 to February 28, 2020, for its 4 MW Floating Solar With BESS Tender. The projects will be established at Kalpong Dam in Diglipur which is located in northern Andaman and it will evolve on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis. As the earnest money deposit (EMD) interested bidders must remunerate ₹5.4 million. The highest tariff payable to the developer is ₹8 for 25 years which includes all statutory taxes, levies, duties and cess.

Central Electronics Limited (CEL) Declares Auction Results For Its 44 MW Solar Tender

The auction results for Substations in Maharashtra for its 44 MW solar tender has been declared by The Central Electronics Limited (CEL).Gensol Engineering Private Limited, Kor Energy Private Limited, Purshotam Profiles Private Limited, Mitcon Consultancy, Engineering Services Limited, and Kalpa Power Private Limited won a capacity of 13.2 MW,11 MW,8.8 MW,6.6 MW, and 4.4 MW respectively.Gensol had quoted the lowest tariff rate of ₹15.1 /W out of all five companies for 44 MW, considering the same CEL asked the companies to go with the tariff rate of ₹15.05/W. At the designated project sites CEL will provide 310Wp of solar PV modules.

Tender For 1.2 GW Of ISTS Connected Solar Projects Issued By NTPC

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has floated an invitation bids for the selection of solar power developers to set up 1,200 MW Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) connected solar projects in India.To participate in this tender bidders are expected to pay an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹400,000 per MW.Pre-bid meeting will be held on March 6, 2020, and March 19, 2020, is the last date for submission of bids. Time for Technical Bid is 2:30 pm and Date and Time of start of Reverse Auction Shall be Intimated separately by NTPC. It has been instructed by NTPC that No hard copy of RfS Documents shall be issued.  

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Pre-Bid Query Format Released For 14 MW/ 42 MW Solar+Storage Project In India

Under the Prime Minister Development Package (PMDP), The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)has floated tender for setting up of 14 MW solar power plants with 42 MWh Battery Energy Storage Systems in Ladakh. Pre-Bid meeting was held on 17.02.2020 in this regard  to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders. It resulted in launching the Pre-Bid query format which is to be used by respective bidders for sending their queries.The format is available at the official website of SECI.The maximum VGF(“Viability Gap Funding” ) to be quoted by a bidder has been kept at Rs 13 crore for 1 MW solar PV power project with a battery storage of 3 MWh and the project will be awarded to the Bidder who has quoted the lowest VGF and The highest levelised tariff payable to the Project Developer is fixed at Rs 2/kWh for 25 years. The last date for bid submission is March 16, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. 

SECI’s Solar Tender of 1.2 GW Oversubscribed by 2.3GW

For its 1.2 GW solar power tender launched under interstate transmission connectivity (ISTS) tranche VIII, India’s Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has received bids of a total of 3.5 GW by several big firms.The list of bidders includes ReNew Power, Softbank, Avaada, O2 Power, Brookefield, Eden, Tata, Ayana, and IB Solar.According to Mercom India Research, ReNew Power and Softbank bid for 600MWs each, on the other hand, Avaada bid for 500MW. The other six companies bid for 300MW each. Hence the tender was evidently oversubscribed by 2.3 GW. SECI is yet to announce final winners for this project.

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