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Assam Distribution Company Invites Consultants For 1 GW Solar Power Project

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Assam Distribution Company Invites Consultants For 1 GW Solar Power Project

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A consultant tender has been made public by Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) for a 1 GW grid-connected solar project in the Karbi Anglong region of Assam. Asian Development Bank will finance the project’s development under the “Mukhya Mantri Sauro Shakti Prokolpo” initiative.

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Bids for this 1 GW tender must be submitted by November 30, 2022, and they will be publicly opened on December 1st, 2022.

Each prospective bidder would be required to pay a non-refundable fee of Rs. 3,540 for the cost of the tender document. The earnest money deposit will be Rs. 100,000 for each interested bidder. 

Additionally, within 3 days of receiving the letter of award, the selected bidders will be required to provide a performance bank guarantee equal to 10% of the contract value.

The consultant will be required to prepare a DRP, which includes research, analysis, and preparation of reports on the available characteristics of the topography of the land, the soil and subsoil environment, the ambient conditions, and the water. 

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The work scope also includes the preparation of a thorough master plan to meet the needs of the solar power project, complete with all the infrastructure facilities, such as mounting structures, solar PV modules, PCUs, roads, transformers, network to evacuate power, drainage, street lighting, and water storage tanks along with the main water distribution network.

Within 15 days of receiving the letter of award, the consultant must deliver a preliminary report. By day 25, the draft DRP must be delivered, and on the 30th day, the finalized DRP should be submitted.

The bidders must meet the tender’s conditions to partake in bidding, which include having experience building at least two DPRs for solar projects with a minimum 500 MW capacity. 

They should have finished at least one engineering design project for at least 2,500-acre land required for civil, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing infrastructure for solar installations.

 Further, as of the last fiscal year, the bidder’s net worth should be positive. Based on audited annual accounts, during the last 3 fiscal years, the bidder should have an average yearly financial turnover of Rs. 5 million.

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