NTPC has invited bids for an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) package with land development for 500 MW of grid-connected solar projects anywhere in India.
The minimum bid capacity is 50 MW, with the maximum set at 500 MW. Or in multiples of 10 from 50 MW onwards.
The successful bidder will also be required to take care of the operation and maintenance activities of the solar project for three years from the date of the successful completion of the trial run.
Last date to submit the bid is 10th August 2021.
To participate in the bidding process, the bidder should have designed, supplied, erected, and commissioned as an EPC contractor or developed grid-connected solar projects of cumulative installed capacity of 40 MW or higher, out of which one power should have been of 10 MW or higher capacity.
For projects in 50 MW to 300 MW capacity, the bidder should have executed in the last ten years an industrial project either as a developer or an EPC contractor in the area of power, steel, oil, and gas, petrochemical, fertilizer, cement, coal mining, or any other process industry for a value of Rs 258 crores or more. For projects in the 310 MW to 500 MW capacity, the bidder should have executed a project for a value of Rs 516 crores or more.
The project should have been in successful operation for at least one year before the bid opening date.
The bidder should have executed at least one electrical substation of 33 kV or above voltage level, consisting of equipment such as 33kV or above voltage level circuit breakers and power transformers, either as a developer or as an EPC contractor, which should have been in successful operation for at least one year before the bid opening date.