Vadodara Municipal Corporation Floats Tender for 1.5 MW Solar Projects

Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) has invited bids to commission various solar projects of 1.5 MW cumulative capacity in Gujarat along with comprehensive operation and maintenance of 25 years.

The projects include:

The estimated cost of the entire work is ₹133.4 million (~$1.6 million).

The last date to submit the bids is November 20, 2023.

Bidders must furnish an earnest money deposit of ₹2.7 million (~$32,427). They must attach a valid solvency certificate of ₹40.1 million (~$481,609) along with the bid.

Bidders should have commissioned, operated, and maintained solar projects of 10 MW or more. One of these projects should be 1.5 MW or higher.

They must provide proof of achieving the targeted performance generation for at least one 300 kW solar project with a minimum of two years of operation and maintenance.

Bidders should be registered in the relevant electrical category with VMC, the public works department, or any Gujarat power distribution company. If they are not already registered with the VMC, they must complete the registration process within 30 days of receiving the work order.

Bidders must either be the original manufacturers or their authorized dealers. If the bidder is not the original manufacturer, they must submit a formal authorization letter from the manufacturer, specifically for the module and inverter components.

They should have an average annual turnover of at least ₹40.1 million (~$481,609) over the past three years.

Bidders must have completed construction works with an annual value of at least twice the estimated project cost over the past five years. At least 50% of this value should come from relevant engineering works carried out in any one of the last five years.

They should also have completed three similar works costing not less than ₹34.4 million (~$413,151), two similar works costing not less than ₹43 million (~$516,439), or one similar work costing not less than ₹68.8 million (~$826,302) during the last seven years.

VMC has mandated using domestically manufactured modules listed on the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

In January, Rajkot Municipal Corporation invited bids to commission 4 MW ground-mounted off-grid solar power project.

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