OST Business Bureau
New Delhi, Nov 7:
The Ministry of Power has extended the bidding dates for the 4,000-MW each ultra mega power projects (UMPPs) in Odisha and Tamil Nadu by a fortnight in order to attract more competent players into the bidding process, ministry sources said.
According to sources, the revised last date for submission of request for qualification (RFQ) for the Bhedabahal project in Odisha would be November 25 and November 28 for the Cheyyur power plant in Tamil Nadu.
It is to be noted that the Ministry had fixed the deadline for RFQ submission as November 11.
RFQ is the first stage of bidding, which is followed by submission of price bids. The mega projects each of which would cost nearly Rs 24,000 crore, are expected to be allotted by February.
Sources said that companies such as Tata Power, NHPC, NTPC, Sterlite, JSPL and JSW have expressed their interest to participate in the bidding process and purchased the bid documents.
Last month, a global road show for the ultra mega power projects was held in Singapore.
In August, the revised Standard Bidding Documents were given the go-ahead by an Empowered Group of Ministers.