GAIL Issues RFE For Empanelment of EPC Contractors for Solar Projects

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Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), has issued a notice for empanelment of solar engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors and operation and maintenance (O&M) service providers for its planned solar projects.

GAIL is the largest state-owned natural gas processing and distribution company and the youngest Maharatna. The company also holds a portfolio of Solar PV Power Plants and is scaling-up its portfolio in Solar Sector to achieve the growth plan and to become a leading Independent Power Producer. GAIL intends to empanel sound, capable and competent Solar EPC and O&M Contractors having good track record for carrying out EPC work of Solar PV based large scale Solar Power Projects.

The last date to submit bids is 5th October, 2021.

Empanelment under category A, is of 100 to 200 MW (AC), and category B for plants higher than 200 MW and upto 300 MW.

Criteria for category A is:

i. The Bidder should have experience of design, engineering, supply, erection/ installation, testing and commissioning of Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) based power plants of cumulative installed capacity 75 MW (AC) or above on LSTK/EPC basis in last Seven (07) years as on bid submission date.
ii. Out of the above mentioned 75 MW (AC) capacity, the bidder should have executed at least one Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) based power plant not less than 30 MW (AC) installed capacity at a single location in last Seven (07) years and should have been in successful operation for at least six (06) months as on bid submission date.
iii. The bidder should have successfully completed operation & maintenance (O&M) of at least one Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) based power plant of capacity not less than 10 MW (AC) installed capacity for a period of minimum one (01) year in last Seven (07) years as on bid submission date

Criteria for category B is:

i. The Bidder should have experience of design, engineering, supply, erection/ installation, testing and commissioning of Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic (SPV)
based power plants of cumulative installed capacity 125 MW (AC) or above on LSTK/EPC basis in last Seven (07) years as on bid submission date.
ii. Out of the above mentioned 125 MW (AC) capacity, the bidder should have executed at least one Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) based power plant not less than 50 MW (AC) installed capacity at a single location in last Seven (07) years and should have been in successful operation for at least six (06) months as on bid submission date.
iii. The bidder should have successfully completed operation & maintenance (O&M) of at least one Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) based power plant of capacity not less than 20MW (AC) installed capacity for a period of minimum one (01) year in last Seven (07) years as on bid submission date.

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