The Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) has announced that it has requested tenders for rooftop solar projects of various capacities across 313 fire stations in the state.
The projects, with a cumulative capacity of about 1,728 kW, are projected to cost around ₹179.5 million ($2.5 million). The solar crystalline modules of a minimum of 300 W with 72 cells are mandated for the project.
OREDA has not yet provided a deadline for the submission of bids. However, it said that the pre-bid meeting would be held on November 15, 2019.
Interested bidders are required to pay an earnest money deposit of (EMD) for each of the package listed below is in the range of ₹300,000-₹400,000 ($4274-5698) totaling ₹1,750,000 (~$24,841) for all the projects.
The scope of the work includes the design, supply, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of grid-connected solar PV systems with the net metering facility and battery backup in fire station buildings for five years. The successful bidder will also be required to undertake the scheduled maintenance as well as corrective maintenance for five years, starting from the date of commissioning of the project.
The projects are to be implemented across 30 districts in five packages, with each package covering between 55 and 67 fire stations.
OREDA - E-tender for Design, Supply, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance Solar PV Power Projects for 5 Years in 313 Fire Stations of Odisha
The tender notice states that potential bidders are required to have worked in the renewable energy sector in Odisha for at least five years. It also adds that local Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) who are unable to meet the given work experience and financial eligibility criteria must be registered under the MSME Development Act 2006. OREDA has said that 10% of the capacity in each package will be allotted to these local MSMEs.
The winning bidder is required to design the complete system as per the provided technical specifications along with connectivity needs, as per the notice.
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