German Development Cooperation
German Technical Cooperation

TENDER NOTICE
FOR
ENGAGEMENT OF A CONSULTANT TO CONDUCT TECHNICAL EVALUATIONS OF SELECTED ROOFTOP SOLAR PV POWER PLANTS IN INDIA – MOVING FROM KW TO KWH PART II

The Government of India has set an ambitious target of meeting an installed capacity of 40,000 MW of rooftop solar photovoltaic by 2022 with efforts being directed towards substantially increasing the capacity addition. The current approach towards this goal has been to increase the installed capacity (kWp) of rooftop PV systems across various sectors. Additionally, the government subsidies for rooftop PV plants are disbursed based on the capacity installed and not the generation achieved from the installed PV plants.

Understanding the importance of ensuring that these installed rooftop solar systems perform optimally – with high specific yields (kWh/kWp), the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) undertook a technical study titled kWtokWh in 2019. The study was aimed at currently installed rooftop PV systems to identify the causes of sub-optimal performance, quantify those in terms of contribution to loss in generation and propose cost-optimal solutions to fix the quality issues. The study involved the on-site analysis of the selected plants along with analysis of the contracts, warranties and O&M practices. The results from the study have highlighted significant shortcomings in installation and maintenance practices for rooftop PV systems with issues such as mechanical damages in cells, soiling and improper plant design and construction among other things which were present in a significant number of plants.

Building on the knowledge gained in the earlier study, GIZ in partnership with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will be conducting the Part II of the kWtokWh study. The focus on this next phase of the study will be to analyse additional sites along with delving into detailed causes for cell cracking by analysing the logistics aspects and mounting structures for the PV plants. In this regard, GIZ wishes to hire the services of a consulting company/companies to carry out on-site technical evaluations along with logistics monitoring of selected rooftop PV power plants in India.

The broad objectives of this assignment are as below:

  • Selection and shortlisting of a broad list of potential rooftop PV sites for the technical study
  • Conducting on-site technical inspections of selected rooftop PV power plants
  • Monitoring and analysing logistics of PV components for selected rooftop PV power plants
  • Final reporting and recommendations on solutions for specific sites and the sector at large

The bidder must submit their proposals (technical and financials separately) in hard copies as well as in soft copies in pen drives.

Please refer to the bidding conditions and follow the instructions carefully.

The detailed documentation with regards to this call for proposals includes –

  • The Terms of Reference for the Assignment
  • Assessing Eligibility of Firms
  • The Technical Evaluation Grid
  • Bidding Conditions
  • The General Terms & Conditions of Contracts

Tender timelines are:

  • : 31st July, 2020
  • : 7th August, 2020
  • : 14th August, 2020
  • : 28th August, 2020

GIZ reserves the right to cancel/modify this tender and/or reject a bid document including subsequently a technical and financial proposal, without assigning any reasons.s