(A GOVERNMENT OF INDIA ENTERPRISE)
CORPORATE CONTRACTS, NOIDA
INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB)
“DM PLANT & CW TREATMENT SYSTEM” PACKAGE FOR MUZAFFARPUR THERMAL POWER PROJECT,
STAGE-II (2x195 MW)
KANTI BIJLEE UTPADAN NIGAM LIMITED
(A JOINT VENTURE COMPANY OF NTPC LIMITED AND BSEB)
KANTI IN MUZAFFARPUR DISTRICT, STATE OF BIHAR, INDIA
(International Competitive Bidding)
IFB No.: CS-0350-154A-2 Date: May 27, 2010
I. NTPC Limited (NTPC) on behalf of Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Limited (KBUNL), a Joint Venture
Company of NTPC Ltd. (NTPC) and Bihar State Electricity Board (BSEB) invites bids from eligible bidders
for the aforesaid Package, as per the brief particulars of Scope of Work mentioned hereinafter.
II. The Scope of Work for the subject Package includes Design, Engineering, Supply, Construction,
Erection, Testing & Commissioning works including Civil, Structural and Architectural works for water
Demineralisation Plant and CW Chemical Treatment Equipment covering the activities and services in
respect of all the equipment & works specified and covered under the specifications.
III. KBUNL intends to finance the subject Package through External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) /
IV. Detailed Specification and Scope of Work are given in the Bidding Documents, which are available
for examination and sale at the address given below and as per the following schedule:
Bidding Document No.
Document Sale Date & Timing
From May 28, 2010 to July 08, 2010
From 1100 hrs. to 1500 hrs (IST)
Bid Receipt Date & Time
Up to July 23, 2010 by 1100 hrs (IST)
Bid Opening Date & Time
July 23, 2010 at 1130 hrs. (IST)
Cost of Bidding Document
Rs. 6,750/- (Indian Rupees Six Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty only) per set for Indian Bidders and
US$ 150 (US Dollar One hundred and Fifty only) per set for Foreign Bidders
The Bidding Documents can also be downloaded from http://www.ntpctender.com as per the details
mentioned at Sl. No. ‘X’ below.
V. Prospective Bidders from Uttar Pradesh state are compulsorily required to provide TIN number at
the time of purchase of Bidding Documents from Office of NTPC.
VI. All Bids for the subject Package must be accompanied by a Bid Security for an amount INR
3,445,000/- (Indian Rupees Three Million Four Hundred Forty Five Thousand Only) or US$ 75,700 (US
Dollars Seventy Five Thousand Seven Hundred only) as stipulated in the Bidding Documents. If the Bid
Price is quoted in more than one currency, the Bid Security shall be in US Dollars.
ANY BID NOT ACCOMPANIED BY AN ACCEPTABLE BID SECURITY IN A SEPARATE SEALED ENVELOPE
SHALL BE REJECTED BY THE EMPLOYER / NTPC AS BEING NON-RESPONSIVE AND RETURNED TO THE
BIDDERS WITHOUT BEING OPENED.
VII. DEEMED EXPORT BENEFITS
Bidders to note that Bids for “DM Plant & CW Treatment System” Package for Muzaffarpur Thermal
Power Project, Stage-II (2x195 MW) are invited on International Competitive Bidding (ICB) basis.
As such, the domestic supplier of Capital Goods and Spares for this Package are eligible for Deemed
Export Benefits as per extant Foreign Trade Policy of Govt. of India.
Further provisions regarding other Govt. policies / benefits are specified in the Bidding Documents.
VIII. QUALIFYING REQUIREMENT FOR BIDDERS
In addition to the satisfactory fulfillment of the requirements stipulated under Section "Instruction to
Bidders" (ITB), the Bidder shall also meet the Qualifying Requirements stipulated hereunder.
1.0 The bidder should have designed, supplied, erected and commissioned atleast two (2) numbers
of demineralising plants, each consisting of at least two (2) streams of minimum 60 cum/hr capacity
operating in parallel, capable of producing outlet water quality of silica and conductivity not more than
0.02 ppm as SiO2 and 0.2 micro mho/cm respectively, which are in successful operation for at least two
(2) years as on date of bid opening. The regeneration technique, along with the bed compaction method
proposed for anion and cation exchangers, must have already been adopted by the bidder in atleast two
(2) numbers demineralising plants with minimum stream capacity of 60 cum/hr., capable of producing
water with quality of silica and conductivity not more than 0.2 ppm as SiO2 and 10 micro-mho/cm
respectively at the anion exchanger outlet, which are in successful operation for at least two (2) years as
on date of bid opening. For the regeneration technique, bidder's experience for cation and anion
exchangers separately at different plants is acceptable.
2.0 Bidders who do not meet the qualification requirements stipulated at 1.0 above, may also
participate provided the bidder is a contractor in water treatment plant and has executed at least two
(2) numbers Demineralising plants, each having minimum stream capacity of 60 Cu.m/hr and associates
for this bid with an associate who in turn fully meets the requirements stipulated at 1.0 above.
In such a case, the bidder shall furnish an undertaking jointly executed by him and his associate
for successful performance of the plant as per NTPC format enclosed in the bid documents. This joint
deed of undertaking shall be submitted along with the bid, failing which the bidder shall be disqualified
and his bid shall be rejected. In case of award, the associate will be required to furnish an on demand
bank guarantee for 1% (one percent) of the contract price in addition to the contract performance
security to be furnished by the bidder.
3.0 Financial Criteria
i. The average annual turnover of the Bidder, in the preceding three (3) financial years
as on the date of bid opening, shall not be less than Rs 99 million (Indian Rupees Ninety nine million
only) or in equivalent foreign currency.
ii. The Net Worth of the Bidder as on the last day of the preceding financial year shall
not be less than 25% of its paid-up share capital.
iii. In case the bidder is not able to furnish its audited financial statements on stand
alone entity basis, the unaudited unconsolidated financial statements of the bidder can be considered
acceptable provided the bidder furnishes the following further documents on substantiation of its
(a) Copies of the unaudited unconsolidated financial statements of the bidder along with copies of the
audited consolidated financial statements of the Holding Company.
(b) A Certificate from the CEO/CFO of the Holding Company, as per the format enclosed in the bid
documents, stating that the unaudited unconsolidated financial statements form part of the
Consolidated Annual Report of the company.
In case where audited results for the last preceding financial year are not available, certification
of financial statements from a practicing Chartered Accountant shall also be considered acceptable.
iv. In case a bidder does not satisfy the financial criteria, stipulated at Cl. 3.(i) and/ or
Cl.3.(ii) above on its own, the holding company would be required to meet the stipulated turnover
requirements at Cl.3.(i) above, provided that the net worth of such holding company as on the last day
of the preceding financial year is at least equal to or more than the paid-up share capital of the holding
company. In such an event, the bidder would be required to furnish along with its bid, a Letter of
Undertaking from the holding company, supported by Board Resolution, as per the format enclosed in
the bid documents, pledging unconditional and irrevocable financial support for the execution of the
Contract by the bidder in case of award.
v. The unutilized line of credit for fund based and non-fund based limits with cash and
bank balances including fixed deposits of the bidder as on a date not earlier than 15 days prior to the
date of bid opening, duly certified by the Bankers shall not be less than INR 70 millions (Indian Rupees
Seventy Millions only) or in equivalent foreign currency. In case certificates from more than one bank
are submitted, the certified unutilized limits shall be of the same date from all such banks.
vi. Where another Company of the group acting as the Treasury Centre is responsible
for Treasury Management of the bidder having combined credit/guarantee limit for the whole group,
the bidder would be required to provide a Banker’s certificate regarding the unutilized line of credit for
fund based and non-fund based limits together with cash and bank balances including fixed deposits
available to such Treasury Centre. Further, Treasury Centre shall certify that out of the aforesaid limits
certified by the bankers’, the Bidder shall have access to the line of credit of a level not less than the
specified amount at Cl.3.(v) above. In proof of this, the bidder would be required to furnish along with
its bid, a Letter of Undertaking from the Treasury Centre, supported by a Resolution passed by the Board
of Directors of the holding company, as per the format enclosed in the bid documents, pledging
unconditional and irrevocable financial support for the execution of the Contract by the bidder in case of
vii. In case the Bidder’s unutilized line of credit for fund based and non-fund based
limits specified at Cl.3.(v) above is not sufficient, a comfort letter from one of the bankers specified in
the bid documents unequivocally stating that in case the bidder is awarded the contract, the Bank would
enhance line of credit for fund based and non-fund based limits to a level not less than the specified
amount to the bidder or to the Treasury Management Centre as the case may be, shall be acceptable.
Notes for Clause 3.0 above:
a) Net worth means the sum total of the paid up share capital and free reserves. Free reserve means
all reserves credited out of the profits and share premium account but does not include reserves
credited out of the revaluation of the assets, write back of depreciation provisions and amalgamation.
Further any debit balance of Profit and Loss account and miscellaneous expenses to the extent not
adjusted or written off, if any, shall be reduced from reserves and surplus.
b) Other income shall not be considered for arriving at annual turnover.
c) For unutilized line of credit for fund based and non-fund based limits and Turnover indicated in
foreign currency, the exchange rate as on 7 days prior to the date of bid opening shall be used.
4.0 Notwithstanding anything stated above, the Employer reserves the right to assess the
capabilities and capacity of the Bidder / his collaborators / associates / subsidiaries / group companies
to perform the contract, should the circumstances warrant such assessment in the overall interest of the
IX. KBUNL / NTPC reserves the right to reject any or all bids or cancel/withdraw the Invitation for
Bids without assigning any reason whatsoever and in such case no bidder/intending bidder shall have
any claim arising out of such action.
X. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by any interested bidder on submission
of a written application and payment (non-refundable) of the cost of the Bidding Documents as
mentioned at Clause IV above in the form of a Crossed Account Payee Demand Draft in favour of NTPC
Limited, New Delhi. The Bidding Documents can also be downloaded from http://www.ntpctender.com
on registration and online payment (non-refundable) towards cost of Bidding Documents and the
downloaded documents can be used for bidding purposes.
In case the registered bidders who have downloaded the Bidding Documents require an additional
manual copy of the documents then such bidders shall be required to purchase the manual copy of the
Bidding Documents following the procedure detailed above.
Issuance of Bidding Documents to any bidder shall not construe that such bidder is considered to be
qualified. Bids shall be submitted and opened at the address given below in the presence of bidder’s
representatives who choose to attend the Bid Opening.
XI. Address for communication:
DGM (CS-I) / Engineer (CS-I)
6th Floor, Engineering Office Complex,
A-8A, Sector-24, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh,