In order to choose an environmental and social impact assessment consultant, for the construction of 600 MW of solar power projects in the Uttar Pradesh district of Jhansi, TUSCO, a joint venture business of THDC India and the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA), has issued an invitation for bids. The project is anticipated to cost Rs. 5.12 million.
The last date for proposal submissions is February 28, 2023, and on the next day, the bids will be revealed.
All the bidders are required to provide an amount of Rs. 51,170, as an earnest money deposit. Additionally, the winning bidder will have to submit a performance bank guarantee in the amount of 3% of the contract’s value.
The consultant will be directly accountable to TUSCO for carrying out the scope of services and delivering the output.
The contract will be effective for 4 months.
To enable the consultant to complete the consulting within the allotted time, the suggested team should contain support personnel, specialists, and experts in each of their individual skill sets.
According to TUSCO, the consultant will pay the owner liquidated damages at a rate of 0.5% of the contract value per week, up to a maximum of 10%, for any delay due to the consultant over the specified time for completion of the complete job.
The consultant must have experience of at least 5 years of environmental and social impact assessments for infrastructure projects, which should include renewable energy projects for the public or private sector, in order to take part in the bidding process.
In accordance with international norms, the consultant should also have experience doing environmental and social impact evaluations.
At least 3 of the aforementioned analyses should be in relation to the development of solar power plants.
Additionally, at least 3 of the forenamed assessments should take into account the livelihood restoration plan and resettlement action plan from the previous 5 years.