The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued
a notice inviting tender (NIT) to set up a 5.76 MW grid connected rooftop
solar project on behalf of Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL). The project
will be set up at GAIL Petrochemical Complex at Pata, Uttar Pradesh and is
being developed under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category and Capex
model. The pre-bid meeting for the project is scheduled on October 27, 2016 and
the last date for submission of bids is November 15, 2016.
Bids should include design, engineering, manufacturing, supply,
storage, civil work, erection, testing and commissioning, as well as operation and maintenance of
the project for a period of five years.
The project is being tendered under DCR category after acceptance
of WTO ruling in the deviation settlement meeting. An official at the Ministry of Commerce
had earlier told Mercom that the government can still mandate use of DCR
category specifically to set up government solar projects on government
infrastructure. Gas Authority of India (GAIL) is a state-run company.