COVID-19 UPDATE: SECI Cancels Pre-Bid Meet, Goes Digital For 15 MW Floating Solar PV Power Plant


SECI has issued a notice in concern with tender related queries for 15 MW (AC) Floating Solar PV Power Plant for different sites at SCCL Telangana State.


The notice stated that it’s evident that the global outbreak of Pandemic Novel Coronavirus, COVID 19 has significantly hampered the functioning of all sectors including institutions, commercial establishments, offices & various manufacturing units are also at standstill. Due to this reason, the pre-bid meeting scheduled for this tender could not be conducted on 20.04.2020.


GlobalData, a data, and analytics company reported that “In India, around 2.3GW of solar plants were expected to be commissioned from June to August 2020. However, the delivery of these projects has been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic”


As conducting pre-bid meetings is not possible in the current pandemic circumstances, SECI has requested bidders to submit their tender related queries before 24.04.2020 by 1800 Hrs.

Scope of Supply & Work includes all design & engineering, procurement & supply of equipment and materials, testing at manufacturer’s works, multi-level inspections, packing and forwarding, supply, receipt, unloading, and storage at site, associated civil works, services, permits, licenses, installation and incidentals, insurance at all stages, erection, testing and commissioning of (10 MW + 5 MW)15 MW (AC) Floating Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant and performance demonstration with associated equipment and materials on turnkey basis at 2 locations for SCCL, Telangana and 10 (ten) years comprehensive operation and maintenance from the date of Operational Acceptance. 

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On 9th April, The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible firms for installing 15 MW floating solar PV power plant for different sites at the Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) in Telangana. The project is divided into 2 sites: Site 1 is STPP Storage Reservoir for the capacity of 10 MW and site 2 is Dorli OC -2 Void, SSCL for the capacity of 5 MW. The last date for bid submission is 4 May 2020 till 1400 Hours, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date at 1600 Hours. A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for 20 April 2020. The date and time of opening of the price bids will be intimated after the shortlisting of techno-commercial bids. To participate in this bid, bidders will have to submit Earnest Money Deposit(EMD) of Rs 1.701 crore along with their bids.

Recently, Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has issued a notice in concern with the extension of the bid submission deadline for 15 MW (AC) Floating Solar PV Power Plant for different packages at SCCL Telangana State. Existing Date & Time of Bid Submission and Bid Opening was 04.05.2020 till 1400 HRS and 04.05.2020 at 1600 HRS respectively. Revised Date & Time of Bid Submission and Bid Opening is 18.05.2020 till 1400 HRS and 18.05.2020 at 1600 HRS.

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On 14th April, The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued a notification, extending the bid submission deadline of its 4MW Floating Solar With 2MW of BESS Tender.The last date of bid submission is hereby extended till 04.05.2020 (18:00 HRS) and The techno-commercial bid opening shall be carried out w.e.f. 11:00 HRS on 07.05.2020. As the Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) interested bidders must remunerate ₹5.4 million. The highest tariff payable to the developer is ₹8 /kWh for 25 years which includes all statutory taxes, levies, duties, and cess. To participate in this tender the minimum annual turnover of the bidder should be ₹48 million while net worth should be minimum ₹54 million.

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