Indian Railways Floats Tender for 210 MW Solar Projects under DCR Category

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As part of the domestic content requirement (DCR) category, REMCL, a joint venture of Indian Railways and RITES Limited has invited bids for the development of grid-connected solar projects with 210 MW of capacity.

Scope of work included in the scope of work are design, engineering, supply, packing, transportation, unloading, storage, installation, and commissioning of the grid-connected solar projects. To be developed on vacant railway land, these grid-connected solar projects are on a turnkey basis and under the DCR category. The successful bidder will be responsible for its maintenance for ten years.

Bid Submission of End Date is October 21, 2021.

The bidders must have designed, supplied, erected, commissioned, and supervised the commissioning of a minimum of one solar power project of 35% of the offered capacity in MW. Before bidding opens, the reference solar project must have been in operation for six years.

A bidder that offers more than one package with a different capacity must have completed at least one solar project with at least 35% of the highest capacity offered in the package.

The bidder must have completed an industrial project in the last ten years as either a developer or as an EPC contractor. The industrial project can be in the area of power, steel, oil and gas, petrochemical, fertilizer, cement, coal mining, as well as coal handling plants, or any other process industry valued at INR 38.5 million per MW of the offered capacity. At least one year of successful operations should have elapsed before the bid opening date.

Also as an EPC contractor or developer, the bidder should have executed at least one electrical substation at 33 KV or above voltage. The substation needs to contain equipment such as circuit breakers and transformers for voltages of 33 kV or higher. Before the bid opening date, the substation should have been in successful operation for at least one year.

During the last three financial years prior to the bid opening date, the bidder’s annual turnover should have been INR 38.5 million/MW on average. In order to qualify as a bidder, the bidder’s net worth should not be less than 100% of its paid-up share capital on the last day of the previous financial year.

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