Powergrid Corporation of India Ltd (Powergrid) has invited bids from eligible bidders from member countries of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for procurement of hardware fitting and accessories packages for its 800 kV HVDC Biswanath Chariyali-Agra line associated with north-east - northern/western interconnector-I project.
Sealed bids for the "H2A & H2B and Spacer Damper and Rigid Spacer Package - S2 for ± 800kV HVDC bipole Biswanath Chariyali-Agra line associated with North East - Northern/Western Interconnector-I Project," should reach the office of Powergrid Corporation of India latest by 11:00 hours (IST) on 28 July 2009, a company release said.
The scope of work include supply of hardware fittings and accessories and spacer damper and rigid spacer on final destination at site basis - designed, manufactured, tested and supplied complete in all respects, including all components, fittings and accessories which are necessary or are usual for their efficient performance and satisfactory maintenance under the various operating and atmospheric conditions.
More details are provided in the bidding documents.
International competitive bidding will be conducted in accordance with ADB's single-stage: two-envelope bidding procedure and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries, Powergrid said in a release.
Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information on the bid, and inspect the bidding document at the address mentioned below.
The complete bidding document is available at the website www.powergridindia.com. Interested bidders can download the bidding document and commence preparation of bids. However, bidders will be required to purchase the bidding document officially from Powergrid, before submission of their bids. Purchase will be duly authenticated by the executive issuing the bidding document. In case of any discrepancy between the bidding document downloaded and the official bidding document (hard copy) issued by Powergrid, the latter shall prevail, it said.
Complete set of bidding document in English can be purchased from Powergrid Corporation of India Ltd office at New Delhi or Gurgaon between 15:00 to 1700 hours (IST) on all working days from 12 June 2009 on payment of a non-refundable fee of Rs10,000 or $200 payable by crossed bank draft in favour of Powergrid or on request for delivery by sending a written application to the office of at the above address along with a crossed bank draft in favour of Powergrid Corporation of India Ltd for the amount of Rs10,000 or $200.
The document will be sent by courier at no additional cost. No liability will be accepted for loss or late delivery, the release said.
Powergrid has received a loan from the Asian Development Bank towards the cost of the National Power Grid Development Investment Programme, and part of the proceeds of this loan will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for which this invitation for bid is issued.