The Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) has announced that it has issued a tender, appealing bids from eligible firms for selection of bus operators for the supply, operation, and maintenance of 100 electric buses in the state.
As per the Request for Proposals (RfP) the selected firms will work on the operation and maintenance of the electric buses in the cities of Guwahati, Silchar and Jorhat.
The last date for bid submission is December 7, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on December 9, 2019. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for December 3, 2019, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders. The commercial i.e. price bids will be opened on December 11, 2019, and the final results of the tender will be declared on the next date, December 12, 2019.
The Bidder shall be selected on the basis of the lowest GCC rate (Rs/km per bus) out of the technically eligible bidders defined in this RFP. All bidders must also submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 1 crore along with their bids.
To be qualified for participation in the building process, the bidder should have a minimum annual turnover of Rs 150 crore in any three of the immediately preceding four financial years ending March 31, 2019. And a minimum positive net worth of Rs 50 crore in each of the last 4 financial years ending March 31, 2019.
Additionally, the OEM vehicle manufacturer should have manufacturing facilities in India having experience of manufacture of Electric or Diesel /CNG buses over the last 4 financial years including the financial year of 2018-19. The OEM should also have an annual manufacturing capacity of 400 buses. And, the bidder shall either by himself or through a sub-contractor, have the experience of setting up charging infrastructure for the electric buses.
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