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In order to hire consulting services for the installation of 6.9 MW of floating solar power projects in Kochi’s rainwater collecting pond and shore tank farm, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has put out a tender.
The last day for bid submission is November 22, 2022, which will be opened on the same day.
Bidders are required to provide a deposit of Rs 100,000 as an earnest money deposit.
The consultant will be in charge of assessing two floating solar power projects in accordance with the tender’s specifications.
The first project will be located within the Kochi Refinery in a rainwater harvesting pond with a capacity of around 3.2 MWac/4.6 MWdc. No electricity will be exported to the external grid; instead, it will be discharged through the internal electrical system of Kochi Refinery for internal use.
The Kochi Refinery shore tank farm will house the second floating solar project, which will have a 3.7 MWac/5.2 MWdc capacity. The Kerala State Power Board’s banking facility would be used to deploy the generated electricity for internal consumption.
The practicality of putting floating solar installations in these water bodies has already been investigated by BPCL at these sites. The chosen consultant must visit the site and provide a preliminary evaluation to ascertain the parameters and capacity of the floating solar projects before creating estimates, design specifications, and bidding papers.
The project must be completed within 9.5 months of the day the work order was issued.
Bidders must have completed at least one solar power project as a project management consultant in the past 7 years in India. The project must have included the development of technical specifications and tender documents, design review, techno-commercial evaluation of offers and technical document approval, supervision of project execution, and commissioning activities.
Additionally, bidders must have offered consulting services for an entire floating solar project with a minimum capacity of 1 MWac.
Further, the bidder’s average yearly financial turnover over the previous 3 fiscal years must have been at least Rs. 2.08 million. They also must have a positive net worth.