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The Daman and Diu Electricity Department has launched a tender for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of 10 MW of ground-mounted grid-connected solar power plants in the union territory. The last date for submitting proposals is 4 April 2022.
For a period of five years, bidders shall deliver full O&M services in two lots. Lot one features two solar projects in Fundam, Diu: a 3 MW and a 6 MW. Lot 2 is a 1 MW solar project in Daman’s Magarwada.
The first contract will be issued for one year and will be renewed based on the performance.
Because the project capacity is being increased, the cumulative capacity may change depending on the approval of the upgrade. As a result, the payment will be determined monthly based on the actual installation capacity stated by the Electricity Department.
For lot one, bidders must submit Rs 50,000 as an earnest money deposit (EMD) and a Rs 1,500 tender fee. Bidders for lot two must present Rs 20,000 as EMD and Rs1,500 as tender fee. Applicants must additionally submit a Rs 1,000 non-refundable tender fee for both the lots individually.
Successful bidders must pay 10% of the yearly contract value towards the performance guarantee within 14 days of obtaining the work order for both slots, separately. In addition, successful bidders must provide Rs 2 million per MW in equipment damage security for equipment damage protection during operation and maintenance.
To partake in the bidding process, bidders must have a positive net worth and an average yearly financial turnover of Rs 10 million in the previous 3 fiscal years ending March 31, 2021.
Further, applicants must be O&M or engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors with at least 3 years of experience designing, installing, testing, running, supplying, commissioning, and maintaining solar installations, along with prior experience of dealing with 11 KV or higher power systems.
The scope of work includes the upkeep of solar installations, as well as the accompanying equipment and supplies. It also includes the delivery of spare parts, the replacement of broken equipment and accessories, and the cleaning of solar modules every 15 days during the year.