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SECI again extends deadline till May 31 for 3-GW manufacturing-linked solar bids

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

State-owned Solar Corporation of India (SECI) Tuesday again extended bids submission deadline for manufacturing-linked 3-gigawatt (GW) tender till May 31.

On April 22, had extended the last date of bid submission for tender till May 14.

"This has reference to...RfS (request for selection) selection of developers for setting up of 3 GW ISTS (inter state transmission system)-connected solar linked setting up of 1.5 GW (per annum) solar plant under global competitive bidding (phase-II)," a notice on its website said.

According to the notice, the last date of bid submission is extended till May 31, 2019 (till 1600 hours). The techno-commercial bid opening shall be carried out from 1700 hours on the same day.

Earlier, an industry source had said, "No bidder submitted bids for the tender on Monday (April 22). Thus, had no alternative but to extend the deadline. The main issue is capping of tariff under the tender. SECI has capped tariff at Rs 2.75 per unit. The prospective bidder had flagged the issue during the pre-bid meeting earlier."

SECI had floated the fresh tender for the 3-GW manufacturing-linked tender in January this year. Initially, the bidders were to submit their bids by March 18.

SECI had extended deadline for bid submission to April 4, from March 18. Again, the deadline was extended from till April 22.

SECI is a nodal agency of the central government for auctioning renewable projects in the country.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 18:06 IST