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Ballari City Corporation Invites Consultants To Develop 10 MW Solar Project


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In Ballari, Karnataka, the Ballari City Corporation has published a consultant tender to design a 10 MW grid-connected ground-mounted solar plant. The project is expected to cost Rs 7 million. The proposals must be submitted by April 4, 2022. On April 6, the bids will be disclosed.

Bidders must provide an earnest money deposit of Rs 140,500. Successful bidders must produce a performance bank guarantee equal to 5% of the contract amount.

In order to participate in the bidding process, bidders must have successfully executed at least one similar project up to 5 MW for any state or central public sector enterprises, departments, corporations, boards, or firms as a primary consultant. The preceding work’s contract value must not be below Rs 3 million.

Further, bidders must have had a minimum annual turnover of Rs 14 million in two of the previous five fiscal years. They must also produce a certified turnover certificate with a unique document identifying number issued by a Chartered Accountant.

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The whole scope of work includes end-to-end support, i.e., from idea through commissioning and ongoing project performance monitoring, as well as assistance with project planning, coordination, and execution, including technical, financial, and regulatory issues. 

Bidders must submit a complete project report, offer project management and consulting, handle the bid process, and track project performance.

The complete project report must be provided within 15 days of the letter of award (LoA) being issued.

If the bidder does not deliver the final estimation, request for proposal, and draft concessionaire agreement within the specified time frames, a price equal to 0.1 percent of the total consultant cost will be withheld for each day of delay until actual submission. 

The contract may be concluded if the aggregate of such penalties exceeds 3% of the total consultation price payable.

Additionally, bidders shall provide project performance monitoring services for one year after the project is completed. However, the monitoring service can be continued for an extra year with a 5.72 percent annual increase.

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If there is a change in scope that is not due to the project management contract that raises or reduces the project cost by more than 10% within the contract duration. The consultation cost will be raised accordingly.

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