Tender Issued for 40 MW Rooftop Solar Projects in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible bidders, for the discovery of tariff and the selection of Solar Power Developers (SPDs) for the implementation of 40 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems at various locations in the state, and for the sale of solar power generated by the systems under RESCO Model.

The grid-connected projects may be allowed under either category I or category III, as defined in the Policy for Decentralized Renewable Energy Systems, 2016, as follows:

The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the design, engineering, supply, financing, installation, testing and commissioning of the grid-tied rooftop solar projects and then the sale of the solar power under the RESCO Model. The developers will also be required to provide comprehensive operation and maintenance services for the rooftop systems for a period of 25 years from the date of successful commissioning.

The last date for bid submission is February 19, 2021. The techno-commercial bids will be opened on February 22, 2021, and the financial bids will be opened on February 24, 2021. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for February 6, 2021, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders.

As per the tender, the bidder will be required to quote the first year tariff in the financial bid, considering the provisions of escalation of 3 percent at the start of each operational year (second operational year onwards) till the start of the 25th operational year.

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