Solar Transmission Sector Project
| Published January 12, 2017 - Deadline February 6, 2017
Invitation for Bids
1. India has applied for financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the
cost of Solar Transmission Sector Project and it is intended that part of the proceeds of this loan
will be applied to eligible payment under the contract for which this Invitation for Bids is issued.
No nationality restrictions apply, other than any restrictions arising from ITB 4.7.
2. The Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (POWERGRID) (Employer) now invites online
Bids from eligible Bidders from member countries of ADB for the following:
ICB Nos.: Tower Package
Spec. No.: CC-CS/745-SR2/TW-3556/7/G8
The brief scope under Transmission Line Package –TW02 for 400kV D/C (Quad)
Tumkur Pool –Devanahalli Transmission Line [including 2 nos. 400kV Bays at Tumkur
(Pavagada) end for Termination of Line] associated with Tumkur Phase –II Part –B, shall
be as follows:
Design, engineering, manufacture, testing and supply, including transportation &
insurance, storage, erection, testing and commissioning of:
(i) Line name 400 kV D/C (Quad) Tumkur Pool (Pavagada Solar) - Devanahalli
• Total 152 kM approx. (139 kM approx. 400kV Quad D/C portion & 13 kM
approx. 400 kV M/C (Twin-Quad) portion.
(ii) 2 nos. 400kV line bays at Tumkur substation end for termination of line.
3. The detailed scope of works for above package is described in the Bidding Documents.
4. International competitive bidding will be conducted in accordance with ADB’s Single
Stage: Two-Envelope Bidding Procedure and is open to all Bidders without nationality
Date: 12 January 2017
49214-IND: Solar Transmission Sector Project
Transmission Line Package –TW02 for 400kV D/C (Quad) Tumkur Pool –
Devanahalli Transmission Line [including 2 nos. 400kV Bays at Tumkur
(Pavagada) end for Termination of Line] associated with Tumkur Phase –II
6 February 2017, 1100 Hrs. (IST)
5. The complete Bidding Documents including tender drawings shall be available for
inspection and downloading at POWERGRID’s website http://www.powergridindia.com as well
as on e-procurement portal https://www.tcil-india-electronictender.com (hereinafter referred to
as the ‘portal’) from 1500 Hrs. on 22 December 2016 to 1055 Hrs. on 6 February 2017. A Pre-
Bid conference will be held on 12 January 2017 at 1130 Hrs. (IST) at the office of POWERGRID
mentioned at para 13.0 below. The detailed Qualifying Requirements (QR) are given in the
Bidding Document of the subject package.
6. Interested bidders have to necessarily register themselves on the portal https://www.tcil-
india-electronictender.com through M/s Telecommunications Consultants India Limited, New
Delhi (TCIL) [as explained in Para 6.1 below] to participate in the bidding under this invitation for
bids. It shall be the sole responsibility of the interested bidders to get themselves registered at
the aforesaid portal for which they are required to contact M/s Telecommunications Consultants
India Limited, New Delhi at following address to complete the registration formalities:
M/s Telecommunications Consultants India Limited,
6th Floor, TCIL Bhawan, Greater Kailash – 1,
New Delhi – 110 048
Contact No.: 011 26202699 (Multiple Telephone Lines); 98683 93717/75/92.
The said registration shall be free of cost.
Digital Signature Certificates (DSCs): To carry out e-Procurement using e-Procurement
portals, all bidders will be required to obtain valid DSC of Class 3 (Signing + Encryption)
issued by a Certifying Authority (CA) licensed by Controller of Certifying Authorities
(CCA) [refer http://www.cca.gov.in]. Bidders are solely responsible for purchase of valid
Digital Signature Certificate from authorized Certification Authorities and safe keeping of
the certificates. The e-mail address specified in the Digital Signature Certificate shall
match with the e-mail address specified in the user profile created during supplier
registration. Bidders shall take due care to safe keep the e-Procurement system and
DSC token passwords. The Employer shall not be responsible for inability of bidder to
participate in a tender due to loss of password by bidder or inability of the bidder to
retrieve password. The Employer shall not be responsible for failures or breakdowns of
systems, other than those, strictly within the control of Employer and its e-Procurement
service provider. Bidders shall take due care to ensure purchase of Digital Signature
Certificate requisite for tender submission in the e-Procurement portal, availability of
internet connectivity and requisite client software.
6.1 Registration on e-Procurement portal: As stated above, Bidders have to be
registered in the e-Procurement portal to be able to participate in tenders published on
the site. Registration of each organization is to be done by one of its senior persons who
will be the main person coordinating for the e-tendering activities. In portal terminology,
this person will be referred to as the ‘Super User’ (SU) of that organization. For further
details, please visit the website/portal, and click on the ‘Supplier Organization’ link under
‘Registration’ (on the Home Page), and follow further instructions. After successful
submission of Registration details, system generates Temporary Organization ID (OID:
ETS-XX-TS0000XXX). Bidders would be required to note the Temporary Organization
ID properly and submit the same to POWERGRID through the Registration Form on
their company’s letterhead at the address given under para 13.0 below. Permanent OID
shall be issued by TCIL to bidders on their registered email ID provided during
generation of OID within 04 working days after the necessary consent received from
To minimize teething problems during the use of e-Procurement portal (including the
Registration process), it is recommended that the bidders should peruse the instructions
given under ‘ETS User-Guidance Center’ located on ETS Home Page, including
instructions for timely registration on ETS. The instructions relating to ‘Essential
Computer Security Settings for Use of ETS’ and ‘Important Functionality Checks’ should
be especially taken into cognizance.
Please note that even after acceptance of your registration by the Service Provider, to
respond to a tender, Bidders require time to complete mandatory activities related to
their organization, such as Assigning of TSC (Tender Search Code) to MA (Marketing
Authority), creation of users, assigning roles to them, etc. at Bidders end.
6.2 They may obtain further information regarding this IFB from the office of DGM
/Manager (CS-G8), POWERGRID at the address given at para 13.0 below from 1500
hours to 1700 hours on all working days till the deadline as per para 5.0 above.
For proper uploading of the bids on the portal namely https://www.tcil-india-
electronictender.com, it shall be the sole responsibility of the bidders to apprise
themselves adequately regarding all the relevant procedures and provisions as detailed
at the portal as well as by contacting M/s Telecommunications Consultants India Limited,
New Delhi directly, as and when required, for which contact details are mentioned above.
The Employer in no case shall be responsible for any issues related to timely or properly
uploading/submission of the bid in accordance with the relevant provisions of Section II –
ITB of the Bidding Documents.
7. Tender Document fee of US$ 500 or in Indian Rupees 25,000/- as demand draft in
favour of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd., payable at New Delhi / Gurgaon shall be paid
with the submission of Hard copy of the Bid in line with ITB Clause 6.2(b).
8. Soft Copy parts of bids shall be uploaded up to 1100 Hrs. (IST) on 6 February 2017.
Hard Copy part of bids shall be received up to 1100 Hrs. (IST) on 8 February 2017. The
Techno-Commercial part (First Envelope) shall be opened online [whereas the hard copy part
shall be opened physically at POWERGRID office] on 8 February 2017 at 1130 Hrs. (IST).
Bidders are also required to submit key-in the pass-phrase for encryption of the
documents. The starting time and closure time for submission of passphrase are
From: Date: 6 February 2017 Time: 1100 hrs. [Indian Standard Time (IST)]
To: Date: 8 February 2017 Time: 1130 hrs. [Indian Standard Time (IST)]
The schedule for opening of Price part (Second Envelope) shall be intimated separately,
as per the bidding documents.
8.1 The Employer shall not be held liable for any delays due to system failure beyond
its control. Even though the system will attempt to notify the bidders of any bid updates,
the Employer shall not be liable for any information not received by the bidder. It is the
bidders’ responsibility to verify the website for the latest information related to the tender.
9. Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security in the amount as stated in the Bidding
Document (Bid Data Sheet).
10. Alternative Bids shall not be permitted.
11. POWERGRID will not be responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by Bidders in
connection with the preparation or submission of Bids.
12. In the comparison of Bids, ADB’s Domestic Preference Scheme will be applied in
accordance with the provisions stipulated in the Bidding Documents.
13. All correspondence with regard to the above shall be made to the following address:
(By Post/In Person)
DGM/ Manager (CS-G8)
Street Address: ‘Saudamini’, Plot No.-2, Sector-29,
Floor/Room number: Third Floor,
City: Gurgaon (Haryana), PIN: 122001
Telephone: 0091–(0)124–282 2339/3325
Facsimile number: 0091 – (0)124 – 2571831
Electronic mail address:
For more information on POWERGRID, visit our site at http://www.powergridindia.com