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Bhopal Municipal Corporation has solicited proposals from consultants to offer consultation services for the establishment of 20 MW of solar projects to deliver electricity to its high tensions users. The projected cost of the project is Rs 16 million, and the contract will be valid for 18 months.
June 16, 2022, is the last day for proposal submission, which will be opened the next day.
The tender seeks to employ the services of a reputable consultant to assist in the establishment of solar power projects to deliver power in various modes.
The consultant will be in charge of determining and categorizing the solar capacity that will be installed in order to optimize project execution. The advisor will also be in charge of recommending optimal power evacuation and locating acceptable electrical substations and other electrical needs.
Bidders must provide an earnest money deposit of Rs 80,000. When the letter of intent is issued, the successful bidder will be required to provide a performance bank guarantee of Rs 1 million.
To compete in the bidding process, the company’s minimum turnover from consultation services in the previous 3 fiscal years should not be less than Rs 10 million. The bidder must present documentation evidence in the form of certifications from the consultant’s statutory auditor proving revenue for the aforementioned financial years. The bidder should not be a company that is loss-making.
Further, the bidder or selected member of the consulting team must have a minimum of 10 years of work experience in the electricity industry for government entities and renewable energy-based projects, with a minimum of seven years in solar system-based energy projects.
The project development fee will be paid upon successful completion of work phases. The charge would be calculated using a notional cost of Rs 40 million per MW of solar power to be implemented.
If the report is not completed by the deadline, a penalty of 1% each week and a maximum of 10% of the contract price will be imposed.