HFM Solar bags contract for commissioning of 2 MWp Rooftop Solar PV project in RESCO Model

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The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (DMRC) has issued a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) to M/s. HFM Solar Power Pvt Ltd. for the work Design, Engineering, Supply, Storage, Civil work, Erection of suitable structure, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of the 2 MWp Rooftop Solar PV project including Operation and Comprehensive Maintenance (O&M) of the project in RESCO Model for a period of 25 years on Depots Sheds and other elevated depot structures of DMRC Ltd.”

  • Tender No.: DE/SPV-01
  • Name of the work: Design, Engineering, Supply, Storage, Civil work, Erection of suitable structure, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of the 2 MWp Rooftop Solar PV project including Operation and Comprehensive Maintenance (O&M) of the project in RESCO Model for a period of 25 years on Depots Sheds and other elevated depot structure of DMRC Ltd.
  • Accepted Contract Amount: INR 78200000.00
  • Work Completion Period (in days): 365

In October this year DMRC had invited a tender for Tender Number: DE/SPV-01.

Introduction:

  • DMRC invites eligible applicants to participate in the bidding process for “Design, Engineering, Supply, Storage, Civil work, Erection of suitable structure, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of the 2 MWp Rooftop Solar PV project including Operation and Comprehensive Maintenance (O&M) of the project in RESCO Model for a period of 25 years on Depots Sheds and other elevated depot structures of DMRC Ltd.” 
  • The generated solar power will be fed to the grid, on a net metering basis or applicable metering. The scheme aims to reduce the fossil fuel based electricity load on the main grid and make building self-sustainable from the point of electricity, to the extent possible.
  • The Bidder is advised to read carefully all instructions and conditions appearing in this document and understand them fully. All information and documents required as per the bid document must be furnished. Failure to provide the information and / or documents as required may render the bid technically unacceptable.
  • The bidder shall be deemed to have examined the bid document, to have obtained his own information in all matters whatsoever that might affect the carrying out of the works in line with the scope of work specified elsewhere in the document at the offered rates and to have satisfied himself to the sufficiency of his bid. 
  • The bidder shall be deemed to know the scope, nature and magnitude of the works and requirement of materials, equipment, tools and labor involved, wage structures and as to what all works he has to complete in accordance with the bid documents irrespective of any defects, omissions or errors that may be found in the bid documents.

Scope of Work:

  • The scope of work for the bidder include detailed survey of sites identification in this tender, Design, Engineering, Supply, Storage, Civil work, Erection of suitable structure, Testing & Commissioning of the 2 MWp Rooftop Solar PV project including Operation and Comprehensive Maintenance (O&M) of the project in RESCO Model for a period of 25 years on Depots Sheds and other elevated depot structure of DMRC Ltd.

Project Cost:

  • The Project cost shall include all the costs related to above Scope of Work. Bidder shall quote for the entire facilities on a “single responsibility” basis such that the total Bid Price covers all the obligations mentioned in the Bidding Documents in respect of Design, Engineering, Supply, Storage, Civil work, Erection of suitable structure, Testing & Commissioning of the 2 MWp Rooftop Solar PV project including Operation and Comprehensive Maintenance (O&M) of the project in RESCO Model for a period of 25 years on Depots Sheds and other elevated depot structure of DMRC Ltd., goods and services including spares required if any during O&M period. 
  • The Bidder has to take all permits, approvals and licenses, Insurance etc., provide training and such other items and services required to complete the scope of work mentioned above.
  • The project cost shall remain firm and fixed and shall be binding on the Successful Bidder till completion of work irrespective of his actual cost of execution of the project. No escalation will be granted for any reason whatsoever. The bidder shall not be entitled to claim any additional charges, even though it may be necessary to extend the completion period for any reasons whatsoever.
  • The cost shall be inclusive of all duties and taxes, insurance etc. The prices quoted by the firm shall be complete in all respect and no price variation / adjustment shall be payable
  • The operation & maintenance of Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant would include wear, tear, overhauling, machine breakdown, insurance, and replacement of defective modules, inverters / Power Conditioning Unit (PCU), spares, consumables & other parts for a period of 25 years.

Operation & Maintenance (O&M):

  • The bidder shall be responsible for operation and maintenance of the 2 MWp Rooftop Solar PV system for a period of 25 years during which DMRC will monitor the project for effective performance in line with conditions specified elsewhere in the bid document. 
  • During this period, the bidder shall be responsible for supply of all spare parts as required from time to time for scheduled and preventive maintenance, major overhauling of the plant, replacement of defective modules, inverters, PCU’s etc. and maintaining log sheets for operation detail, deployment of staff for continuous operations and qualified engineer for supervision of O&M work, complaint logging & its attending.
  • The developer is responsible for the waterproofing of the roof disturbed / pierced for installation of Solar Power System for the whole O&M period (25 Years). To ensure the water proofing, a third party inspection jointly with power producer and power purchaser will be conducted annually. The developer should immediately take necessary action to repair any damage to the water proofing. DMRC may impose a suitable penalty for the delay caused to resolve the issue.

About HFM Solar Power:

  • HFM Solar, is a solar power developer providing reliable, low carbon solar energy solutions to a diverse customer base of government, commercial & industrial and residential clients.
  • They develop, finance, construct, own, and operate solar energy assets. 
  • They also deliver customized solar energy solutions at competitive prices with a zero hassle process for our customers.
  • They bring the necessary engineering skills, technical know how and management capacity needed in order to commence Solar PV power production. 
  • Their experienced team is dedicated to deploying best in class engineering and equipment, which allows us to deliver lasting systems.
  • With a genuine passion to build a cleaner and better world, our team brings together, people with relevant technical expertise, management know how and a strong commitment towards customer satisfaction and service. 
  • HFM Solar offers you the resources needed to successfully plan, execute and even finance the solar asset that will create real, sustained, economic and operating benefits to fulfil your unique requirements.
  • Today, HFM Solar owns and manages a portfolio of 6+ MW of operational and 20 MW of under construction distributed solar assets.

Source: DMRC-Tender Update | Image Credit (representational): Pixabay

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