The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited
bids to develop solar PV systems in the villages of Naiparam and Chatti Garilong
in Jharkhand. The bids will be selected through domestic competitive bidding.
The last day for bid-submission is December 9, 2016. The scope of work includes
the electrification of 60 houses in Naiparam village and 50 houses in Chatti
The NTPC has mandated that the
bidder should have executed a similar contract in the last seven years with
either of the following executed value(s) of the contract(s): a single order of
value not less than Rs.8.65
million (~$127,557), or two orders of value not less than Rs.5.4 million (~$79,724) each, or three
orders of value not less than Rs.4.32
million (~$63,770) each. The bidder should also be a manufacturer of solar PV
modules approved by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) or any nodal
An NTPC official told Mercom that the total solar capacity
to be developed for these projects is small and bidders would be signing the
contract on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis.