The Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation (APSPCL) has announced that it has released a tender, seeking bids from qualified parties for carrying out the operation and maintenance (O&M) services for the 1500 MW Ananthapuramu Ultra Mega Solar Park in the state.
The Ananthapuramu Solar Park is spread over a total area of 7,925 acres in the Nambulapulakunta Mandal located in the Ananthapur district of Andhra Pradesh.
The scope of work for the selected firms will involve carrying out the O&M of the 220/33 kV pooling sub-station-1 and associated 220 kV DC lines including 33 kV lines and water supply scheme at the N.P. Kunta site and of the three 220/33kV Pooling Sub Stations-1,2 and 3 and associated 220 kV DC lines including 33 kV lines and water supply scheme at Galiveedu site of Ananthapuramu Ultra Mega Solar Park for a period of 2 years.
The last date for bid submission is December 16, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on December 17, 2019. The price bids of the technically cleared bidders will be opened on December 20, 2019.
The estimated cost of the maintenance contract is Rs 5.79 crore and all bidders will have to submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 5.8 lakh along with their bids.
To be entitled for participating in the bidding process, the bidders must have an “A” Grade Electrical License for 220 kV level and above. And should have experience of carrying out O&M of 220 kV Sub-Station and associated 220 kV transmission lines for a minimum period of one year during the last five financial years.
Furthermore, the bidder must also submit proof that its aggregate turnover is at least 3 times of estimated contract value (Rs 5.79 crore) during the last three preceding financial years put together i.e. from FY 2016-17 to FY 2018-19.
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