The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has announced that it has released a tender, welcoming bids from eligible bidders for implementation of grid-connected solar rooftop systems on government buildings in the state under RESCO model. The bidding process for the tender will comprise up to 15 MW of capacity.
The last date for bid submission is August 27, 2019, with hard copies needed by August 28, 2019, at the latest. The techno-commercial bids will be opened on August 28, 2019. The date and time of financial bid opening will be intimated to the technically qualified bidders later.
The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the supply, design, unloading, installation, testing and commissioning of the rooftop solar power systems. The scope will also include the Identification of buildings/leasing rooftop of buildings for 25 years, obtaining no-objection certificate (NOC) from the Discom for grid connectivity, and operation and maintenance of the plant for a period of 25 years.
As per the tender, the bidders will have the option to quote levelized tariff for each category i.e. 1-9 kWp; 10-49 kWp; 50-99 kWp; 100-499 kWp and 500-1000 KWp. The bidder may quote for the categories of their choice and there is no compulsion that they should quote for all categories.
The successful bidder shall share the revenue on the sale of solar power to the roof owner / identified Government Department, and also a 20 paisa per unit fee to NREDCAP towards supervision and coordination charges.
The size of each project shall be in the range of 1 KWp to 1000 kWp at each location and bidders can bid for a maximum capacity of 5 MW. The maximum allowable Levelized tariff for 25 years cost at the rate of Rs 5 per kWh has been set.
To be qualified, the bidders should have installed and commissioned at least one grid-connected solar project having a capacity of not less than 1000 kW or an aggregate capacity of at least 500 kWp solar rooftop systems with at least 100 kWp capacity at a single location.
Commercially, the bidders should have a net worth equal to or greater than the value calculated at a rate of Rs 2 crore per MW of capacity offered by the bidder in its bid.
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