After allocating 5.5 MW of Solar rooftop projects in 4 cities(details available here), Solar Energy Corporation of India(SECI) has invited RfS for allocation under Phase II. This covers 6 cities, including Bhubaneswar and Raipur which were part of the Phase I, but did not receive allocation, and Gurgaon, which received only a partial allocation of 0.5 MW out of 2 MW. The new cities in the list are Jaipur, Hyderabad and Noida.
Some of the highlights are as follows
a. The size of each project can be in the range of 100 kWp to 500 kWp. This can be achieved through aggregation. A bidder can apply for projects in the range 250kWp and 2 MWp.
b. Technical eligibility criteria – The bidder should have installed at least one grid connected solar PV project of minimum capacity 25 KW 6 months prior to the Techno-commercial bid opening date.
c. Financial eligibility criteria – Average Annual turnover of Rs. 5 Crore/MW for the past 3 years or Net Worth of at least Rs. 3 Crore/MW.
d. Scope of Work : “Identification of buildings/leasing rooftop of buildings, Obtaining “No ObjectionCertificate (NOC)”from Distribution Company (DISCOM)for grid connectivity, complete design, engineering,manufacture, supply, storage, civil work, erection, testing & commissioning of the grid connected rooftop solar PV project including operationand maintenance(O&M)of the project for a period of two years after commissioning. ”
e. Plant Performance Evaluation : “The successful bidder shall be required to meet minimumguaranteed generation with Performance Ratio (PR ) at the time of commissioning and related Capacity Utilization Factor (CUF) as per the DNI levels of the location during the O&M period. PR should be shown minimum of 75% at the time of inspection for initial commissioning acceptance to qualify for release of 20% subsidy.Minimum CUF of 15% should be maintained for a period of 2 yearsfor release of performancerelated subsidy.”
a. Pre-bid meeting – 08 May 2013
b. Bid deadline – 30 May 2013, 2:30 PM
c. Date of Techno-commercial bids opening – 30 May 2013, 3:00 PM
The bid document is available here.
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