Breaking Down the NHPC Limited Tender for a 300 MW Floating Solar Power Project

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A Quick Overview of the Tender

NHPC Limited, India’s premier hydropower company, has issued an Open Tender (Ref. No. NH/CCW/CC III/CO 244/PR10022/456; Tender ID 2023_NHPC_747374_1) under the Contract-Civil-CO-NHPC category. This tender calls for an EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) contract for the development of a 300 MW capacity Floating Solar Power Project at the Rengali Reservoir in Angul, Odisha, including an associated 220 KV transmission line for connectivity at the 400 KV grid substation. In addition to this, the tender also includes comprehensive O&M (Operation and Maintenance) services for five years.

Payment Mode and Instruments

Payment for the tender needs to be made offline through two specific instruments: Bank Guarantee and Demand Draft.

Document Submission and Type

The submission should include two covers:

  1. Fee/PreQual/Technical: This should contain the Bid Form, EMD, a scanned copy of DD, Power of Attorney, duly filled Qualification Forms along with requisite documents as per ITB, Notarized copies of successful completion certificates of works/assignments, a duly signed Integrity Pact as per Clause 33 of ITB and an anti-Profiteering Certificate, HSN/SAC Code for the BOQ Items and Annual Reports as mentioned in ITB, Process Compliance and Confirmation Form for e-RA, Self-Declaration by the bidder as per the IBC2016, and other relevant certificates / forms and documents as defined in the ITB.
  2. Finance: This should include Price Schedules / BOQ, Attachment 11- HSN / SAC Code for the BOQ Items, and Attachment 6A.

Tender Fee and EMD Details

The tender fee stands at INR 40,000 payable to NHPC Limited at Faridabad. In terms of the EMD (Earnest Money Deposit), a sum of INR 10,00,00,000 is required to be paid to NHPC Limited at Faridabad. Please note that no tender fee exemption is allowed, nor is there an EMD exemption.

Work Specifications and Timeline

The bid validity is set at 120 days, with the total period of work spanning 635 days. The work location is Rengali Reservoir at Angul, Odisha, and the pre-bid meeting will take place at NHPC Office Complex, Faridabad on 19-Apr-2023 at 03:00 PM.

Critical Dates to Remember

The tender was published on 05-Apr-2023 at 06:30 PM, with the bid opening date set for 23-May-2023 at 03:00 PM. The bid submission window starts on 10-May-2023 at 11:00 AM and ends on 17-May-2023 at 05:30 PM.

Document Access

Tender documents and BOQ (Bill of Quantity) can be downloaded from the NHPC Limited’s official website.

Tender Inviting Authority

The tender is invited by the Group General Manager (Civil Contracts-III) of NHPC Limited, located at Room No.214, 2nd Floor, Jyoti Sadan, NHPC OFFICE COMPLEX, Sector-33, Faridabad-121003, Haryana, India.

For more detailed information, bidders are advised to review the official tender notice and associated documents thoroughly. Happy bidding!

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