RECPDCL Launches Bid for 200MW Solar Project in Jhansi


REC Power Development and Consultancy Limited (RECPDCL), a fully-owned subsidiary of REC Limited, has issued an Invitation for Bids (IFB) for the complete execution of a 200 MW (AC) ground-mounted solar PV project in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. The project scope encompasses design, engineering, procurement, construction, installation, testing, and commissioning, along with a five-year comprehensive operation and maintenance (O&M) period post-commissioning.

The bidding process will utilize a Single-Stage Two-Envelope Bidding Procedure, followed by an e-reverse Auction, in accordance with the guidelines specified in the bidding documents. Competitive bidding procedures will be followed, adhering to the provisions outlined in ITB/BDS, with contract execution conducted as per the prescribed terms.

The project's scope entails comprehensive tasks, encompassing design and engineering, procurement and supply of equipment and materials, multi-level inspections, and testing at manufacturers' facilities. Additionally, it includes packing and forwarding, supply, receipt, unloading, and on-site storage, along with associated civil works, services, permits, licenses, installations, and incidentals. Furthermore, the project encompasses insurance at all stages, erection, testing, and commissioning of the 200 MW (AC) grid-connected ground-mounted solar PV power plant, and performance demonstration with associated equipment and materials provided on a turnkey basis in Jhansi.

To participate in the bid, financial requirements comprise a fee of INR 25,000 plus 18 percent GST for the bidding documents, along with a tender processing fee of INR 10,00,000 plus 18 percent GST, and an earnest money deposit (EMD) of INR 3,50,00,000. The contract performance security will amount to 5 percent of the total contract value. Notable dates for the bidding process include a pre-bid meeting and site visit scheduled for May 27, 2024. The deadline for both online and offline bid submissions is June 6, 2024, with the bid opening also set for June 6, 2024. The financial bid opening will be announced subsequent to the shortlisting of techno-commercial bids.