The Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) has invited bids for the development of a transmission line package or a 765 kV class Reactor package for the pooling station at Bidar, as part of the Transmission Scheme for the Solar Energy Zone in Bidar, Karnataka. The successful bidder will be responsible for the project’s designing, engineering, manufacture, testing at the manufacturer’s works, supply, transportation, unloading and delivery at site, including insurance and storage, erection, testing, and commissioning at the site. The completion period for the project is 21 months.
PGCIL has called on all government and private firms registered and incorporated in India to participate in the bidding process. Bidders must meet certain technical experience requirements, including having completed the construction of transmission line projects involving not less than 100 km with a capacity of 345 kV or higher in the last seven years. Bidders who have established production lines and testing facilities in India for 715 kV or above class reactor can also be considered qualified. PGCIL also requires bidders to have designed, manufactured, tested, and supplied at least one 1-phase Reactor of at least 110 MVAR capacity or at least three 1-phase Reactors each having a capacity of at least 36.7 MVAR, which should have been in satisfactory operation for at least two years on the date of bid opening.
Bidders must also meet certain financial requirements, including a positive net worth for the last three financial years and a minimum average annual turnover of Rs. 634.29 million or equivalent for the Reactor Package for the best three years out of the last five financial years. The last date for bid submission is May 15, 2023, and the bid opening date is May 17.