For the solar city project in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, the Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research Technology (ANERT) has issued an invitation for bids for the design, installation, provision, and commissioning of 1.232 MW of rooftop solar systems, which will be connected with the grid, on 71 public buildings.
The deadline for proposal submissions is December 24, 2022, and the day of the bid opening is December 26.
However, only suppliers that have been approved by ANERT for solar power projects can participate in the bid.
The winning bidder is required to provide a security deposit equal to 3% of the contract’s value.
Additionally, for a period of 5 years, the project’s operation and maintenance must be handled by the winning bidder.
Only solar modules with monocrystalline passivated emitters and rear contact half-cut cells, with module capacities of 525 Wp or higher, as listed in the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers released by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, were allowed to be used for the project, according to the tender.
A smart AMI-based metering infrastructure must be installed at each location, which will be set up by ANERT.
As liquidated damages, the firm must provide a sum equal to 0.5% of the unperformed service for each week of delay, up to a maximum deduction of 10% of the contract price for the hindered services, if the contractor fails to complete the service within the allotted time frame.
ANERT is pacing with the plan of making Thiruvananthapuram a solar city, as in October this year, it issued a rate contract to develop 15 MW of rooftop solar projects in the city. The project’s objective included setting up, delivering, and commissioning several solar power systems with outputs ranging from 30 kW to 100 kW atop public buildings.