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Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector venture under the Ministry of Science and Technology, has issued a tender for the design, supply, installation, inspection, and commissioning of decentralized solar systems spanning from 2 MW to 10 MW with a combined capacity of 25 MW at multiple Maharashtra substations.
The substations for these projects, the bids for which can be filed in two lots: Lot-A (14 MW) and Lot-F. (11 MW), are located in the districts of Washim, Buldhana, and Sangli.
The successful bidder will also be in charge of the project’s management and maintenance for the next 12 years. The deadline for bid submissions is January 19, 2022.
To be qualified for the bidding procedure, applicants for Lot-A and Lot-F projects must have a minimum average annual revenue of Rs 187 million and Rs 147 million, respectively, in the previous three financial years, according to the tender requirements.
Furthermore, as of the bid submission date, bidders must have developed, delivered, built, and commissioned 5 MW of grid-connected solar power undertakings for any government agency, registered cooperative society, public sector organization, or private company.
Additionally, at least one project with a capacity of 1 MW or greater should have been implemented in a single site out of the total capacity by the applicant.
The contractor will be assigned a site and capacity based on the availability of locations and capacity. If the site is changed to another state, the difference in transportation expenses will be assessed and paid to the contractor.
The solar modules to be utilized in the projects should be guaranteed for apex electric power production, which shall never be less than 90% after 10 years and 80% after 25 years.
CEL maintains the right to terminate the contract if the contractor fails to commission the project within 90 days of the commercial operation date.
Previously, in November 2021, CEL announced an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) tender for 95 MW of decentralized solar projects in seven lots in Maharashtra with capacities varying from 2 MW to 10 MW.
CEL had also solicited expressions of interest to pick out EPC firms to assemble 200 MW of solar projects around the country.