Chennai Metro Rail Limited Initiates Tender for 3.0 MWp Solar Plants

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Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has unveiled an open e-tender inviting proposals for the development of solar plants on elevated structures and open parking spaces as part of Phase 1 and Phase 1 Extension Stations and Depot.


Key details of the tender are as follows:


Scope of Work: The ambitious project includes the design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, storage, civil work, erection of suitable structures, testing, commissioning, and operation and comprehensive maintenance (O&M) of a 3.0 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) plant.


Bid Validity: The bids will remain valid for 180 days from the date of submission.

Approximate Value: The estimated value of the project, excluding GST, stands at INR 20 Crores, encompassing the structure cost.

Bid Security Amount: Applicants are required to furnish a bid security amount of INR 20,00,000 (Indian Rupees Twenty Lakhs Only) through NEFT, RTGS, or e-Bank Guarantee, valid for 208 days after the bid opening date.

Completion Period: The project is expected to be completed within 18 months from the signing of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

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Bid Submission Fee: A non-refundable bid submission fee of INR 32,000, including GST, must be paid via NEFT, RTGS, or Demand Draft.

Bid Submission Deadline: Interested parties must submit their bids by 6th November 2023, up to 15:00 hrs.

Bid Opening Date: The technical bid opening is scheduled for 7th November 2023 at 15:00 hrs.

This endeavor marks a significant step in CMRL’s commitment to sustainable energy practices and aligns with its objective of harnessing solar power to meet its energy needs. The project also emphasizes CMRL’s dedication to promoting environmentally friendly public transportation infrastructure in Chennai.

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