…[Update 1 - 7th March, 2013: Name of Location No.14 should be Pedatadepalli and not Jangareddygudem as mentioned in all the PQ/Technical bid/Commercial bid excel sheet made available at the time of bidding. Jangareddygudem is the name of Location No.13. ]…
…[Update 2 - 7th March, 2013: Details of L1 bidders at each location have been published]…
…[Update 3 - 23rd March, 2013: L1 bidder for Peddashankarampeta (Location No.75) has been updated from Astonfield Renewables Pvt. Ltd. (Bid Price: Rs.7.48/Kwh) to Essel Mining and Industries Ltd. (Bid Price: Rs.6.5299/Kwh)]…
As previously announced, APTRANSCO held a meeting on 5th March, 2013 for Price Bid opening for the recently concluded AP Solar bidding.
[Check out our previous blogpost containing Technical Bid analysis here.]
During the meeting, APTRANSCO announced list of bidders who are technically qualified. 181 out of the original 184 bidders have been announced as technically qualified. Check out the APTRANSCO document containing the complete list here.
It may come as a surprise to a lot of bidders that 3 new companies – ACME Tele Power Ltd., NCS Sugars Limited, Tesla Projects Pvt. Ltd. – have been allowed by APTRANSCO to participate in the bidding under High Court Orders despite the fact that these companies have submitted only hard copies (no online submission was done within the deadline date). The alarming fact is that these 3 companies together have added 300 MW of bid capacity. This puts the total bid capacity at 1712 MW from 330 bids (not considering the bid capacity and no. of bids from the 3 disqualified bidders). Despite the clamour in the meeting room by several attendees as to how APTRANSCO could allow these 3 new companies to participate in the bidding when clearly the companies did not follow the rules laid down in the RfS bid document, APTRANSCO maintained that it was following AP High Court orders that were issued just a day earlier (4th March, 2013) directing APTRANSCO to consider the hard-copies of these companies.
A proper explanation in this matter by APTRANSCO would be much appreciated as it would clear the doubts in the minds of all the bidders.
As the price bid/capacity details of these companies are not available on e-Procurement website, the same were announced during the meeting. These 3 companies have also been announced as technically qualified thus putting the total qualified bidders at 184. Here are the price bid and capacity details of these 3 companies:
We were not able to verify the location-wise bid capacity details of ACME Tele Power Ltd. and hence have not published the same. The cumulative bid capacity of this company stands at 170 MW making it the largest bidder in AP Solar bidding. The other new entrant Tesla Projects Pvt. Ltd. stands second with 95 MW followed by Alfa Infraprop (80 MW) and Lanco Solar (60 MW) which were previously considered as the largest bidders.
The following are a few interesting insights gained from the analysis of price bids of all the bidders:
A very interesting point to note here is that similar number of bids are present on either side of the major segment i.e. Rs.8-Rs.9/Kwh. While there are 88 bids with price bid less than or equal to Rs.8/Kwh, 85 bids have bid price greater than Rs.9/Kwh. This is going to play a major role in determining the much coveted Benchmark tariff if in case it is going to be calculated using Statistical methods.
Based on analysis of all the bids, we have published the bidder-wise and location-wise L1 details.
[**Please be informed that the final L1 details are subject to confirmation by APTRANSCO.]
Here’s a graph depicting the number of L1 bids in each price range.
We have prepared a document containing bidder-wise location, capacity and price-bid details of all the bidders.
Please let us know in case you feel any of the details mentioned are incorrect so that we can correct the same for the benefit of everyone.
Disclaimer: All the information presented above is based on analysis of data obtained from e-Procurement website. The final numbers are subject to confirmation by APTRANSCO. EfficientCarbon is not liable for any issues arising due to the data presented above.
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