- As opportunities for development of solar PV projects will come, RECPDCL will conduct project-wise bidding amongst the empanelled contractors
- The last date to submit bids is November 15 and a pre-bid meeting will take place on November 8
New Delhi: REC Power Development and Consultancy Limited (RECPDCL), a subsidiary of REC Ltd, has invited expressions of interest (EoI) for the empanelment of contractors for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC)-cum-operation and maintenance (O&M) of solar projects. The last date to submit bids is November 15. The bids will open on the same day and the pre-bid meeting will take place on November 8, said RECPDCL. The company has laid out five categories based on the capacity of solar projects.
Rooftop solar projects under 500 kW capacity fall under category A, while above 500 kW will be in Category B. Ground-mounted solar projects below 5 MW come under Category C and above 5 MW capacity fall under Category D. Category E entails installation and supply of solar street lights. Successful bidders for categories A, B, and E will have to submit a security deposit of Rs 1,00,000 within 30 days of empanelment, the REC subsidiary has said. For categories C and D, the bidders will have to submit Rs 2,00,000. Applicants can also apply for all categories or any number of categories, and may be empanelled by RECPDCL subject to fulfillment of the eligibility criteria.
Empanelment of solar EPC and O&M contractors
Subsequent to the empanelment of EPC-cum-O&M contractors, as opportunities for development of solar PV projects will come, RECPDCL will conduct project-wise bidding amongst the empanelled contractors only for the selection of EPC-cum-O&M contractor for each of those projects. Details of the concerned project and requirements for minimum technical standards will be specified by RECPDCL during the project-specific bidding. “Selection of the EPC-cum-O&M contractor will be done for the concerned solar PV project based on techno-commercial and financial evaluation specific to the concerned project. The selected contractor will be expected to provide best-in-class technologies. RECPDCL will have the discretion to follow different bidding approaches for different types of projects based on the project-specific requirements as may deemed fit by RECPDCL,” said the Notice Inviting Tender (NIT) floated by the company.
“After the completion of two (2) year of the empanelment term as specified in this EOI document, RECPDCL possesses the right to empanel any new EPC-cum-O&M Contractor, if the said EPC-cum-O&M Contractor meets the eligibility criteria as stipulated in this Application document,” said RECPDCL.
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