HPCL Invites Consultancy Bids For Solar Projects In Gujarat

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HPCL has stated that no part of the job can be sub-contracted directly or indirectly to any firm

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) is looking to develop a solar project at Ankleshwar, Gujarat for which it has invited proposals from consultants for a detailed feasibility study.

HPCL intends to utilize the power generated at its operating locations in Gujarat as per the state’s open access regulations and solar policy.

As part of the project, the selected firm will be assessing solar resources available on the proposed land and studying various options available for technology selection. It also includes the estimation of energy generation from the proposed solar project.

The feasibility report should identify the injection points and include the power evacuation program’s schematic block diagram. The report must also study consumption patterns at HPCL’s operating locations. The study should suggest the solar capacity that can be allocated under open access.

The feasibility study should provide the project’s cost estimates, including detailed bill of quantities, financial modeling for the proposed projects, payback period, per-unit energy generation cost, capital cost requirement, and year-wise maintenance cost.

The successful bidder will have to furnish 1 percent of the total contract value as a security deposit within 15 days from the intimation of the acceptance of the tender.

Only Class-I and Class-II local suppliers will be eligible to participate in the bidding process. The minimum local content to qualify as a Class-I local supplier is 50% and 20% for Class-II. Non-local suppliers are not eligible to participate in this tender.

HPCL has stated that no part of the job can be sub-contracted directly or indirectly to any firm.

The last date to submit the bids is October 5, 2021.

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