GEDA to empanel contractors for biogas projects

26 October 2020

The Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has floated an empanelment tender for large-sized biogas projects in the state. The contract will also include the running and maintenance of the project for 10 years. 

In its proposed amendments to its renewable purchase obligation (RPO) regulations in August, biogas has been brought under the ambit of renewable sources, which was earlier not included in the list.

Interested bidders will have to submit an amount of Rs 100,000 (~$1,362.6) as the registration fee to participate in the competitive bidding process. The contractor should complete and commission the project within four months.

To participate in the competitive bidding process, the bidder should have successfully constructed at least three large biogas projects of a minimum capacity of 25 m3/day each. They should also have executed a biogas project worth at least Rs 2M (~$27,253) in the last three years.

As per the tender document, the payment of subsidy to the authorized contractor will be made in three installments. The first and second installations will be 40% each, while the last installment would cover 20% and will be paid after the commissioning and one-month training for operation and maintenance.