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The Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a request for proposals to build 1 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems at various sites, which will be installed in accordance with the state regulator’s net metering standards.
The proposals must be submitted by June 24, 2022, and on June 27, bids will be unfurled.
Bidders must provide a Rs 1 million earnest money deposit. The successful bidder has to submit performance security in the amount of Rs 2.5 million within 15 days after obtaining the notification of award, with a duration of 12 months plus 3 months claim period.
The scope of the work includes the responsibility of procuring net installation, metering-based connections, and meter testing. BMC will work with the developer to secure the connectivity.
BMC would assist the winning bidder by making payments of Rs 20,000 per kW. The support system will be made accessible for a minimum capacity of 200 kW. The remaining project costs incurred by the developer will be reimbursed on an annuity basis based on the monthly electrical energy generated by the project over 15 years at the rate stated per unit of production by the developer.
During the previous three fiscal years, the qualified developer must have had an average annual financial turnover of at least Rs 24 million. They must have a net worth of at least Rs 8 million as of the preceding fiscal year’s end, and should not be a loss-making business as of the end of the preceding fiscal year.
Bidders must have developed grid-connected, net metering-based rooftop solar systems on a turnkey basis in the previous 7 years, comprising installation, supply, and commissioning of solar systems with an additive capacity of at least 200 kW, which should be in operation for at least 6 months.
Further, participants must have developed at least one grid-connected rooftop solar system with an individual capacity of 50 kW or greater in the previous 7 years as of the month’s final day before the month of the call for proposals, which must be operational for a minimum of 6 months.