NTPC Subsidiary Invites Bids for 12.82 MW Solar Projects Across India

NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN), an NTPC subsidiary, has invited bids to develop ground-mounted and rooftop solar photovoltaic projects with a total capacity of 12.82 MW across multiple locations in India.

The projects cover different zones of NTPC’s operations: Zone 7, Zone 8 and Zone 9. The bid submission date for all three zones is July 19, 2024. Bids will be opened on July 22.

The scope of work includes installing rooftop solar systems on buildings and ground-mounted projects at various locations of townships and other premises of NTPC and its subsidiaries.

Under Zone 7, NVVN has invited bids to develop 1.29 MW ground-mounted solar projects of 0.79 MW and 0.50 MW at its Kawas Power Plant in Gujarat and Anta Thermal Plant in Rajasthan, respectively. The bid security under Zone 7 is ₹1 million ($~12,000).

Under Zone 8, a total of 8.09 MW, with1.60 MW rooftop solar and 6.49 MW ground-mounted solar projects, are to be developed at six of NTPC’s thermal power plants in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. The bid security under Zone 8 is ₹5 million ($~60,000).

Under Zone 9, a total of 2.15 MW, comprising 0.46 MW rooftop solar and 1.69 MW ground-mounted solar projects, will be developed at NTPC’s thermal plant in Bongaigaon, Assam. The bid security for this tender is ₹2 million (~$24,000).

Developers must have designed, supplied, and commissioned grid-connected solar projects with a cumulative capacity of 400 kW or higher, including at least one 40 kW or larger project.

Alternatively, they should have executed an industrial project worth ₹40 million (~$480,000) or more as developer or engineering, procurement, and construction contractor and completed an 11 kV or higher voltage substation.

Bidders for Zone 9 must have an average annual turnover (AAT) of ₹106.6 million (~$1.28 million) in the last three financial years. Zone 8 bidders must have an AAT of ₹365.8 million (~$4.39 million), and Zone 7 bidders must have an AAT of ₹59.6 million (~$715,000) in the last three financial years.

Bidders should have a net worth of at least 100% of their paid-up share capital as of the last day of the preceding financial year.

The tenders prioritize local content, with only Class-I and Class-II local suppliers eligible to participate.

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