The National Capital Region Transport Corporation Ltd. (NCRTC), a joint venture company of the Government of India and participating states (NCT of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh), which is mandated for implementing the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project across the National Capital Region (NCR), has issued a tender for the commissioning of 11 MW rooftop solar PV projects and associated support structure works on RESCO Model on stations, depots, and other buildings along the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor of NCRTC.

The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the design, engineering, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of the rooftop solar systems on RESCO mode. The developers will have a period of 4 years to complete the work on the project. The developers will also be required to provide comprehensive Operation & Maintenance Services for the rooftop systems for a period of 25 years from the date of successful commissioning.

It has been clarified that the net metering and grid connectivity of the rooftop solar PV system under this scheme would be the responsibility of the Bidder in accordance with the prevailing guidelines of the NCRTC and/or CEA or State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) or Discom in the respective area. NCRTC could facilitate connectivity, however, the entire responsibility lies with the bidder only.

To be eligible for participating in the bidding process, the bidders’ net worth for the last financial year should be positive, and their minimum average annual turnover should be at least Rs 19.8 crore.

Furthermore, the bidder should have completed during the last 10 years the work of commissioning of grid-connected solar PV project of at least 10 MWp cumulative having provision of comprehensive operation and maintenance under RESCO Model which is under successful operation for at least the last 3 years. For rooftop solar, the bidder must have a similar experience for at least 1 MW capacity.

The last date for bid submission is April 8, 2021, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the following date i.e April 9, 2021. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for March 18, 2021, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders.