Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has issued an EPC tender under KUSUM yojana. The project is an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) tender. The capacity of the solar PV project will be 5995kW and will be grid-connected.

The project is going to be installed on the buildings and lands owned by the state board. The land is in 63 different locations.

5000 kW of the total capacity will be ground-mounted in 15 locations on land. While the rest 995kW will be installed in the rest 48 locations on the KSEB buildings as rooftop solar.
Under Component C of the KUSUM program, the government aims to solarize one million grid-connected agriculture pumps of individual capacity up to 7.5 HP by 2022.
The successful bidders should provide comprehensive operation and maintenance for the first five years.

The last date to submit bids for the Rs 242.05 million is 27 December 2021.

Bidders have to furnish ₹500,000 as an earnest money deposit along with a non-refundable processing fee of ₹17,700. Successful bidders must submit 3% of the contract value as a security deposit before starting the work. Bidders must pay 3% of the contract value as a performance guarantee within 15 days from the issue of the Letter of Award.

The project needs to be commissioned in 8 months from the time of allocation. Also, the allocated bidder need to provide a 25-year output Guarantee will the panel degradation not be less than 90% by the end of 10 years of commissioning.

In the last five years, bidders should have successfully installed solar projects of at least 2 MW. Of this, at least one project should be grid-connected (without a battery) of 1 MW or more. The project should be in operation in India for a minimum of six months as of the date of the notice inviting tender.

Reference: Mercom India