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TPCODL Tenders 180 MW Solar Projects, Solarizing 40K Pumps Under PM-KUSUM

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Under Component C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program, TP Central Odisha Distribution (TPCODL), a joint venture between Tata Power and the Government of Odisha, has issued an invitation for bids for the installation and commissioning of 180 MW of solar power projects for solarizing 40,000 agricultural pumps in the state.

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The deadline for proposal submissions is October 31, 2022, which will be unveiled on the same day.

This tender covers the entirety of the work required to install the solar water pumps with the capacity that was awarded, including design and engineering, manufacture, installation, supply, testing, and commissioning, as well as warranty obligations with comprehensive operation and maintenance  (O&M) for 5 years under the CAPEX model.

The vendor would be in charge of metering and grid connection for the ground-mounted solar power systems covered by this program.

The project must be finished no later than 20 months after the empanelment letter has been issued or 24 months after the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has issued a sanction order to the distribution company, whichever comes first.

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Participants in the bidding would be required to deposit Rs. 1 million as earnest money. Additionally, bidders must complete the performance bank guarantee for installation and commissioning based on the assigned capacity. The sum will be determined using the following formula: Amount in PBG = Rs. [Amount (cost discovered)] Lakhs x 5% x Allocated Capacity in kW.

Bidders must have completed the design, installation, supply, and commissioning of grid-connected solar power projects with a combined capacity of at least 200 kW within the last 5 years before the bid submission deadline.

Additionally, bidders must have a minimum average annual revenue of Rs. 10 million in any of the previous three fiscal years to meet the financial eligibility requirements.

The solar modules shall include 72 solar cells, each having a minimum capacity of 300 W and a size of 156 mm × 156 mm. Solar module rated power should have a maximum tolerance of +3%. No negative tolerance will be allowed for solar module rated capacity.

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All modules shall have a performance warranty greater than 90% for the first 10 years and greater than 80% for the next 15 years. Additionally, the modules must come with a first-year performance warranty of at least 97%. Module degradation shouldn’t exceed 0.7% annually.

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