SCCL Issued RFP For 438 kWP Grid Connected Rooftop Solar PV’s For Karnataka Smart City

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Shivamogga Smart City Limited (SCCL) has issued a request for selection of bidder (RFP) of Grid Connected Rooftop Solar PV Systems for Government Buildings in Shivamogga City, Karnataka.

The scope of work includes Design, Finance, Manufacture, Supply, Install, Test, Commission, Operate and Maintain Rooftop Solar PV Systems for 25 Years on Net metering (approximately 438 kWp).

Bidders are required to submit earnest money deposit (EMD) of  Rs. 1,90.000. The last date for receiving queries is 02.04.2020 at11.00 A.M.Pre-Bid Meeting is scheduled on  04.04.2020 at 4.00 P.M.The last date for uploading the tender is 24.04.2020 Upto 4.30 P.M.Date of opening of technical bids is 27.04.2020 at 5.00 P.M and Date of opening of financial bids for qualified bidders is 12.05.2020 at 5.00 P.M.Validity of bids is for 180 days.

It has been highlighted that the financial bid of the bidder shall be submitted only through E-procurement website and the bidder can submit bids under RESCO Model. Performance Security (PBG) amount shall be furnished by the successful bidder after the issue of Letter of Award(LOA) by Shivamogga Smart City Limited.

 The Project would be carried at PWD Building Balraj Urs Road, Veterinary College, District Central co-operative bank, Shivamogga Smart City Office and  Krishnarajendra Pumphouse for 7,50,58,69 and 254 kWp respectively.Area for the same are 224,5000,679,706,3300 sq. meters respectively.

It has been instructed in the document that the bidder is eligible to submit only one Bid for the Project and bidder bidding individually or as a member of a consortium shall not be entitled to submit another Bid either individually or as a member of any consortium, as the case may be for the Project and no bidder applying individually or as a member of a consortium, as the case may be, can be a member of another Consortium.

Eligibility criteria of the bidder to participate in this project is that bidder in his name should have in the last 5 years should satisfactorily complete at least one similar work of Rs.94.00 Lakhs as the prime contractor or The bidder should have designed, supplied, erected and commissioned as a developer or contractor, Solar PhotoVoltaic based grid-connected power plant of cumulative installed capacity of 400 kWp or above in the last five years of which at least 200 kWp should be grid-connected rooftop solar PV power plants.  For the same the bidder shall also furnish a performance certificate issued by the competent authority; mentioning that the bidder has successfully commissioned projects and that the plant is operational. 

The ‘Net Worth’ of the bidder to participate in this bid should be Rs. 94 Lakhs for the last financial year and shall be profit-making organization during 2018-19. The minimum annual financial turnover of the bidder in the last five years should be  Rs. 3.75 Crores, Also, the application must be accompanied by the ROC returns, audited CA certificate and annual reports of the bidder for the last five financial years.

The document also noted thatThe selected Bidder shall have to enter into Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with MESCOM and also a Tri-Partite Agreement with Building Owner as One-Part and SSCL as Second Part (“Project Development and Implementation Agreement/PDIA”)

It also mentions that any entity which has been barred by the Central/ any State Government, or any entity controlled by them, from participating in any project, and the bar subsists as on the date of bid, would not be eligible to submit a bid, either individually or as a member of a consortium and have not been expelled from any project or contract or have had any contract terminated for breach by such bidder/ consortium member.

Earlier SSCL had issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the construction of 25 MW of solar power generation projects which developed the solar power project on the Tunga canal.

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