UPMRC initiates tender for rooftop solar PV project on stations and Depots for Agra Metro Project

Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) Limited Initiated the tender process by releasing e-tenders for 1 MWP rooftop solar PV project on stations & PAC Depot including operation and comprehensive maintenance for Agra Metro Project.

Brief about Tender Submission:

Name of the Work: Design, engineering, supply, storage, civil work, erection of suitable structure, installation, testing and commissioning of the 1 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 stations & PAC Depot of Agra Metro project of UPMRCL.

Tender Reference Number AGSOLAR-01
Estimated Cost (in Rs.) 3,58,00,000/-
EMD (in Rs.) 7,16,000/-
Contract Period 06 Months
Document Download/Sale Start Date 10th Jan, 2024
Bid Submission Start Date 13th Feb, 2024
Bid Submission End Date 20th Feb, 2024
Pre Bid Meeting Date 05th Feb, 2024
Bid Opening Date 21st Feb, 2024

Scope of Works:

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.

RESCO Model:

  • Bids are invited from the prospective bidders for the Tendered Capacity as indicated below against selected sites of Agra Metro Project of UPMRCL.
  • Successful bidders will be selected based on the lowest evaluated price subject to Clause 6.3 of RFS.
  • Maximum allowable Levelised tariff for this part is Rs. 4.50 per kWh and the bids with Levelised tariff in excess of Rs. 4.50 per kWh will be rejected. The bidding is at a fixed tariff for 25 Years.
  • Bidders have to maximise as per site available. 25% variation can be operated in these sites and any other sites. The tentative list of sites is attached as Section-VII.
  • For each site, where the projects are required to be installed along with the respective capacities for each site is indicated in Section-VII.
  • However, UPMRCL reserves the right to allow the installation of projects in any other site at its own discretion depending on the merit of the case, as per the provisions provided hereinafter.
  • The preliminary survey details are attached as Section-VII, however the bidder shall ensure survey of the site for the installation of capacities before bid submission and UPMRCL holds no responsibilities for the correctness of the details provided in Section-VII.
  • After the ‘Letter of Acceptance’ the Bidder has to carry out the detailed survey of the sites and submit the calculation, and complete the engineering document for the approval of UPMRCL.

Size of the Projects:

  • The size of each project may be in the range of 10 kWp to 400 kWp or more; each rooftop unit can separately connect with the grid and may have separate energy metres.
  • Further, Successful bidders to whom letter of Acceptance has been issued will be allowed to submit proposal for approval and issue of sanction letter by UPMRCL.
  • Sanction letter will be issued for the total aggregate capacity submitted by the bidder for approval as per above.

Warranties and Guarantees:

The Bidder shall warrant that the goods supplied under this contract are new, unused, of the most recent or latest technology and incorporate all recent improvements in design and materials. The bidder shall ensure warranty covering the rectification of any and all defects in the design of equipment, materials and workmanship including spare parts for a period of minimum 2 years from the date of commissioning or more as considered suitable.

The successful bidder has to transfer all the Guarantees / Warranties of the different components to the Owner of the project. The responsibility of operation of warranty and guarantee clauses and claims / settlement of issues arising out of said clauses shall be joint responsibility of the successful bidder. The project owner and UPMRC will not be responsible in any way for any claims whatsoever on account of the above.

Operation & Maintenance (O&M):

  • The bidder shall be responsible for operation and maintenance of the 1 MWp Rooftop Solar PV system for a period of 25 years during which UPMRC 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. UPMRC may impose a suitable penalty for the delay caused to resolve the issue.


The average annual turnover in the last three financial years should be more than INR 1.07 crores. The average annual turnover of JV/Consortium will be based on the percentage participation of each member in the case of JV/Consortium.

The Bidder should have total installed and commissioned:

  • Grid connected Solar PV Project of minimum 0.5 MWp (Total Capacity) during last 10 years ending 11.09.2023 and
  • Roof top Solar PV Project of minimum 125 kWp (Total Capacity) in the last 10 years ending 11.09.2023.
  • The list of projects commissioned indicating whether the project is grid connected, along with a copy of the Completion Certificate / Commissioning certificate and Work order / Contract / Agreement/ from the Client / Owner shall be submitted. The format is attached as in Format-10.

This initiative underscores UPMRC’s commitment to advancing the Agra Metro Rail Project and highlights the importance of solar projects in the planning and execution of metro rail infrastructure.

Tender documents can only be obtained online on the website https://etenders.gov.in/eprocure/app

Source: UPMRCL- Tender| Image Credit (representational): UPMRC