NLC India invites bids for 70.5 MW solar module project in Tamil Nadu
NLC India (NLCIL) has issued an invitation for bids to acquire 70.5 MW of solar modules intended for a project located on rehabilitated land within the Mine-II region in Neyveli, Tamil Nadu.The project's scope encompasses the entire process from production to delivery, including packaging, forwarding, and transportation to the mining site. This involves securing transit insurance for crystalline solar photovoltaic modules that adhere to specified wattage and dimensions, in alignment with the requirements for a 1500V system voltage.Bid submission is scheduled until September 29, 2023, with bid opening set for the same date.Prospective bidders are required to provide an earnest money deposit (EMD) of Rs 10.6 million ($128,158) and a non-refundable fee of Rs 20,000 ($241.8) for the tender document.Upon successful bidding, participants must furnish a performance bank guarantee (PBG) amounting to 10 per cent of the total order value.The warranty coverage for the supplied modules will extend for duration of one year from the date of the final delivery.NLC retains the prerogative to request bidders to deliver an additional 10 per cent of solar photovoltaic modules for each project capacity secured by the bidder, adhering to the same terms and conditions stipulated in the principal contract or purchase order.Bidders are mandated to possess prior experience in supplying solar photovoltaic modules or cells totalling a capacity of 10 MW or more. Among these orders, at least one instance should involve a capacity of 5 MW or higher.Cumulative capacity calculations will only account for supply orders with a minimum capacity of 1 MW or more. This 10 MW minimum requirement applies independently to both modules and cells.