NTPC Ltd., India’s largest power utility, has issued an invitation for online bids from eligible bidders for a significant solar project in Ramagundam. The project encompasses a 120 MW ground-mounted and a 56 MW floating solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at the NTPC Ramagundam Super Thermal Power Station (STPS).
The project’s scope involves various critical aspects, including detailed design, civil, electrical, and mechanical auxiliary systems, such as foundation drawings, single-line diagrams, and installation plans. Additionally, it includes the supply and installation of PV modules, power evacuation systems, and a three-year operation and maintenance (O&M) contract. An annual maintenance contract (AMC) for essential equipment is also part of the package.
Interested bidders are required to submit their proposals in two envelopes: Envelope-I, containing the Techno-Commercial Bid, and Envelope-II, housing the Price Bid. Furthermore, a Reverse Auction process will be employed to determine the most competitive pricing.
To be eligible, bidders must demonstrate a track record of designing, supplying, and commissioning solar PV-based grid-connected power plants with a cumulative installed capacity of at least 40 MWp. Among these projects, at least one should have a capacity of 10 MWp or higher and must have been successfully operational for a minimum of six months prior to the Techno-Commercial Bid opening.
The last date for the submission of bids, including both technical and price components, is October 20, 2023, by 15:00 (IST). The opening of the Techno-Commercial Bid will take place on the same day at 15:30 (IST). Bidders are also required to pay INR 22,500 for the bidding documents.
This ambitious solar project by NTPC aims to bolster India’s renewable energy capacity and reduce its carbon footprint, aligning with the nation’s commitment to clean and sustainable energy sources.