The Bangalore Electrical Supply Company (BESCOM) has announced that it has released a tender for setting up of 100 electric vehicle charging stations in Bengaluru. With this, it joins other neighboring states which have started pushing out for EV charging in vital cities, particularly Hyderabad in Telangana. While the average rate in those cities seems to be closer to Rs 6 (Rs 6 the new default tariff for EV charging?), at this stage, it does look like Bengaluru might be a slight elevated than those.
The concise range of work for the winning bidder will include the location survey, estimation and obtaining work orders from the concerned division, supply, testing, erection and commissioning of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) along with associated civil and electrical works.
The successful bidders will also be accountable for the complete operation and Maintenance (O&M) of the EV Charging infrastructure for a period of three years from the date of commissioning. And will also be requisite to provide an assurance for the EVSE equipment and materials for a period of 12 months from the date of operational approval by BESCOM.
To be entitled, a bidder must either be an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of EVSE or authorised agency for OEM of EVSE. If the bidder is an OEM, they should have designed, manufactured, supplied and installed at least 15 units of EVSE cumulatively in India during Financial Year (FY) 2015-16, FY 2016-17, FY 2017-18 up to September 2018.
If the bidder is a certified agency of the OEM, the agency should have supplied, installed and commissioned at least 15 units of EVSE in India during FY 2015-16, FY 2016-17, FY 2017-18 up to Sep-2018 cumulatively.
Additionally, the yearly turnover of the bidder has to be at least 25 percent of the amount put to tender in any of the previous three financial years. The last date of bid-submission is February 20, 2019.
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