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WBSEDCL Issues O&M Tender For 10 MW Solar Project

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West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) has issued a request for proposals for the full operation and management (O&M) of a 10-megawatt (MW) solar project at Haptiagachh, Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal.

The tender has a contract value of roughly Rs 10.43 million and the deadline to submit proposals is February 11, 2022. On February 16, technical bids will be opened.

Bidders must submit a Rs 2,09,000 earnest money deposit (EMD) before February 15. Furthermore, the successful bidder must present a performance bank guarantee of at least 10% of the contract value within 15 days of the letter of award.

The scope of work covers two years of O&M for a 10 MW solar plant, as well as accompanying equipment and materials, along with safeguarding the solar project. It also includes the provision of replacement of broken equipment and accessories, spare parts and the cleaning of solar modules every 15 days throughout the year.

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If the contractor fails to mend or substitute any damaged material or equipment, 2% of the yearly O&M price will be withheld for each week, up to a maximum of 10%.

To compete in the bidding process, applicants must have completed a solar power project or another non-solar project that cost at least 50% of the anticipated cost of the projects submitted for the bidding process. 

Alternatively, bidders must have completed two projects, each being at least 40% of the expected amount of the projects submitted for bidding, or three projects, each costing at least 30% of the projected amount.

Bidders must have had a minimum average animal turnover of 30% of the contract value over the previous 3 financial years.

According to WBSEDCL, the contractor should be equipped with dependable tools and techniques for the effective execution of the job. WBSEDCL would not be responsible for providing any tools needed to complete the task.

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