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HPCL Seeks Consultants For Management Of 1.2 MW Solar Power Projects

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Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has requested proposals from project management consultants for grid-connected captive solar projects, including rooftop solar installations. The projects are located at areas of the Vijayawada Dharmapuri Pipeline (VDPL) which account for a total capacity of 1.2 MW under net metering.

The deadline for submitting bids is April 27, 2022, and the bids will be disclosed on the same day.

HPCL now runs the Visakh-Vijayawada-Secunderabad Pipeline (VVSPL) in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to carry petroleum oil lubricating products. The VDPL pipeline stations are being built as part of VVSPL’s capacity expansion and are expected to be operational by the fiscal year 2022-23. 

The locations include three solar PV projects at VDPC Donakonda (550 kW), Kadappa (160 kW), and Kalakada (300 kW). In addition, the selected areas also include 17 sectionalizing valves and 3 intermediate pigging stations with a total capacity of 215 kW.

HPCL intends to build grid-connected solar plants at several VDPL sites. These pipeline stations will connect VVSPL to the Vijayawada Booster Station (VBS). 

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The contract duration for the project is 18 months from the date of issuance of the letter of award, including the 4-month project completion phase and the balance period for documentation, stabilization, monitoring, post-commissioning, and handover of the complete project to HPCL.

The chosen consultancy will be in charge of project management, as well as supervising and regulating all areas of project execution in order to complete the project on time.

Successful bidders will be required to pay a security deposit equal to 1% of the total contract value within 15 days of notification of acceptance. However, there is no requirement for bidders to make an earnest money deposit for the tender. 

To partake in the competitive bidding process, applicants must have managed equivalent work of at least 100 kW capacity in the recent 7 years ending March 31, 2022. The project should be a single grid-connected ground-mounted, solar power plant, functional anywhere in India.

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Alternatively, bidders must have done three such works, each of which cost no less than Rs 530,000, or two similar completed works, each of which been no less than Rs 660,000, or one similar completed undertaking, valuing no less than Rs 1.6 million.

Additionally, bidders must have a minimum yearly financial turnover of Rs 397,000 during the past 3 fiscal years ending March 31, 2021.

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