State government to revise tender conditions for Sanjivani sugar factory revival project

Panaji: The revival of Goa’s state-owned sugar factory, Sanjivani Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd (SSK), has been delayed due to both bidders failing to qualify under the tender’s terms and conditions. The state government is now revising the tender criteria to attract more bidders, reported The Times of India.

“Neither of the companies met the tender requirements,” a government official stated. “The PPP department is now working to modify the terms to encourage healthy competition and make the project more viable given the limited sugarcane cultivation in the state.”

To increase bidder interest, the government has decided to reduce the ethanol production capacity stipulated in the tender. Only shortlisted companies will receive a request for proposal (RPF), while a new request for qualification (RFQ) will be issued for bidders.

The proposed integrated sugar and distillery unit at the sugar factory, estimated to cost Rs 80 crore, is expected to generate direct employment for 235 people.


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