The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) has opened bidding opportunities for Indian firms on the Central Public Procurement Portal in two parts. The tender, identified as GHAVP/CMM/Electrical/1044, encompasses two distinct scopes of work:
Solar Power Plant Development: This involves the supply, erection, commissioning, and testing of a complete 1.7 MWp ground-mounted grid-connected solar power plant. The project includes string inverters, junction boxes, monitoring and management systems, earthing, lightning protection systems, area lighting infrastructure, cables, outdoor AC and DC distribution boards, outdoor LT-HT panels, outdoor step-up transformers, and materials for 11 KV line shifting. The scope also covers civil works such as jungle clearing, ground leveling, and the construction of equipment foundations. The project is expected to be completed within six months from the date of the purchase order.
Operation and Maintenance (O&M): This involves a five-year contract for the operation and maintenance of the 1.7 MWp solar power plant. The O&M responsibilities include overseeing solar PV modules, string inverters, HT-LT panels, cables, transformers, 11 KV lines, and metering. The contract also covers repair or replacement of equipment under OEM warranty, with the contract starting from the date of operational acceptance.
Interested parties are required to pay a non-refundable tender fee of Rs. 11,800. The document download and sale started on September 19, 2023, and the last date for document download is October 24, 2023. An offline pre-bid meeting is scheduled for September 29, 2023, and the due date for online submission of e-bids is October 24, 2023. The due date for the online opening of the Technical bid (Part-I bid) is set for October 25, 2023, at 11:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST). This is the scheduled date and time when the submitted bids will be reviewed and assessed for their technical and financial components as part of the bidding process.
This initiative represents a substantial step towards expanding India’s solar power capacity and ensuring efficient O&M services for sustainable energy production.