ICAT Floats Consultancy Tender To Expand 1.2 MW Solar Plant In Haryana

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A branch of the government-run National Automotive Board, the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), has solicited proposals for consultant services in order to extend the current 1.2 MW solar project located in Manesar, Haryana.


Bids must be submitted by April 27, 2023. However, the bid opening date is not yet determined by ICAT.

For the aforesaid tender, no Earnest Money Deposit or Performance Bank Guarantee is required to be submitted. According to the tender terms, the tender document is also free of charge.


The winning bidder must perform the work within 30 days of receiving the award letter.


The scope of work involves conducting a site assessment and establishing liaisons with state and central government entities in order to generate a complete project report.

The bidder must also conduct lightning protection calculations and provide a project’s AC cable design. The bidder is expected to present the project’s comprehensive earthing design.

Electrical single-line diagrams and mechanical drawings must be prepared by the selected bidder. In addition to developing the walkway, the bidder is also required to work on the water delivery system.

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The bidder must be a legally legitimate entity, which can be a partnership business, proprietary, or private enterprise. 

However, joint ventures and consortiums are not authorized to participate in the bidding process.

The consultant firm must have been in existence for at least 5 years and have at least one structural engineer, who also must have 5 years of expertise.

Additionally, the bidder should have previously completed a thorough project report for at least one project with a capacity of 1000 kWh.

Further, to be eligible for bidding, in the last 3 years, the bidder must have successfully completed a minimum of 3 consultation works costing Rs. 118,000 each, or two jobs with each having a minimum value of Rs. 147,500, or at least one equivalent work of Rs. 236,000.

The bidder must have a total turnover of at least Rs. 1 million, derived only from consultant work in the previous 3 fiscal years.

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