Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids to empanel vendors for developing up to 5 MW of rooftop and ground-mounted solar power projects.
The projects will be developed under two categories– i) for the residential sector on behalf of state implementing agencies, ii) for government organizations under capital expenditure and renewable energy service company modes.
The empanelled vendors must also oversee the comprehensive operation and maintenance of the projects for five years.
The last day to submit the bids is May 18, 2023. The bids will be opened the next day.
Bidders applying for the first category should have previously designed, supplied, installed, and commissioned grid-connected solar power projects with an aggregate capacity of not less than 250 kW.
Bidders applying for the second category must have experience designing, supplying, installing, and commissioning grid-connected solar power projects of a cumulative capacity of less than 500 kW in the last seven financial years. The projects must be commissioned and operational for at least one year.
Bidders with experience in designing, supplying, installing, and commissioning at least two grid-connected solar projects of at least 100 kW each in the last seven financial years can also submit bids to the second category.
SECI will only conduct the first stage of empanelment for the residential sector in the Rooftop Solar Program Phase II. The second stage bidding process will be carried out by the state implementing agency, which will approve and sanction projects.
The first stage of the bidding process for the second category will involve issuing a limited tender to empaneled vendors. The bids submitted will be scrutinized to evaluate the techno-commercial eligibility of the bidders. They will then be evaluated based on the tariff quoted by the bidder in the electronic form of the financial bid. The second stage of the bidding process will involve sharing the detailed bidder selection process.
In February, SECI invited bids for a 2 MW solar project along with a 1 MW battery energy storage system at Kaza, Himachal Pradesh.
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