A subsidiary of REC Limited, REC Power Development and Consultancy Limited (RECPDCL), has issued a tender for a floating solar project in New Delhi, for which online bids are requested from technical consultants. The proposed contact time is 12 months.
RECPDCL has listed 11 agencies to compete in this restricted tender. The deadline for submitting e-bids is on February 25, 2022, till 3 p.m., and the technical bids will be opened on the same day at 3:30 p.m.
The reservoir to be built will be of length 300 meters x 300 meters with 5-meter depth and water spreading area of approximately 90,000 square meters.
Interested applicants must provide Rs. 50,000 as an Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) and 10% of the contract amount as a Performance Bank Guarantee (PBG).
Applicants must have successfully supplied consultancy or engineering services for floating solar PV power plant(s) of at least 500 kW capacity, according to the technical qualification criterion stated in RECPDCL’s tender.
In accordance with the tender document, the consultant will be responsible for conducting water quality tests (pH level, Resistivity, Conductivity, etc.), inspecting the power interconnection facilities and existing infrastructure and providing recommendations for any necessary modifications.
Additionally, the consultant must evaluate the appropriateness of the location for the installation of a Floating Solar PV system, which includes an evaluation of the local climatic conditions.
The consultant should prepare the request for proposal (RfP) for engaging an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor, which should include project-related details such as feasible capacity, payment terms, qualification requirements, the scope of work, technical specifications to ensure maximum project life.
According to the tender document, the consultant should create all the essential drawings and designs for tendering reasons, and should also assess the technical and financial bids made by the EPC contractor in accordance with the tender.
In addition, the consultant is required to analyze the EPC contractor’s work in accordance with the technical specifications in the EPC contract to guarantee proper compliance in terms of execution and safety.
Furthermore, the selected applicant is required to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) that should include a computation of energy yield as well as a performance ratio. It should also include a complete single line diagram, power evacuation plans, project safety considerations, and various operation and maintenance choices.