HPCL Invites Bids From Consultants For O&M Of 1.2 MW Solar Plant In Karnataka

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At its Mangalore LPG import facility in Karnataka, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) has released a request for proposals for the operation, maintenance, and restoration of a 1.2 MW solar power plant. 


The last date for bid submissions is October 28, 2022, which will be opened on the same day.


At the solar site and outside substation, the project will contain all the string module boxes, 1.2 MVA transformers, inverter units, 11 kV vacuum circuit breakers, and related panels.


Engaging the workforce is entirely the consultant’s responsibility in order to complete the project. After services begin, the contract will be in effect for a year.

The owner shall be entitled to a price reduction of 0.5% of the entire contract value for each week of delay, up to a maximum of 5% of the whole contract value, if work is delayed over the contractual delivery date. 

Within 15 days of the offer being accepted, bidders are required to provide a security deposit equal to 1% of the entire contract amount. Additionally, the winning bidder must also provide a composite performance bank guarantee for 10% of the contract amount.

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Bidders must be qualified by holding a supervisor’s competency license, a diploma in electrical or instrumentation engineering, and at least two years of experience in substation maintenance. One year of the two years’ worth of experience needs to be at 33 kV or higher capacity.

Alternately, bidders must have an Electricals Certificate from the Industrial Technical Institute and at least 3 years of experience maintaining substations, of which at least one year must be at 33 kV or higher capacity.

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