Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has announced that it has issued a tender under KUSUM scheme, for the obtaining of 175,000 off-grid solar pumps.
The scope of work for the selected bidders/vendors will include the design, manufacture, supply, transport, installation, testing, and commissioning of the solar pumps. The vendors will also be required to provide complete system warranty and repair/maintenance services for a period of 5 years. The vendors will have a period of 90-120 days to complete the work on the project.
The project is part of the central government’s Off-grid and Decentralized Solar PV Application Program. The tender states that the solar pumps will be procured through a central agency, in this case, EESL, on behalf of the state nodal agencies (SNAs). These agencies will provide the letter of award to the selected bidders for the installation of the solar-powered water pumps.
According to the tender, water pumps with solar PV modules and pumps must be manufactured in India. The equipment should also be approved under the Bureau of Indian Standards and MNRE guidelines.
The last date for bid submission is September 11, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for August 28, 2019, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders.
The Earnest Money Deposit to be submitted by the bidders has been set based on the specific cluster or clusters for which they submit their bids.
To be qualified, the bidders should be either a solar PV module manufacturer or a solar pump manufacturer. The bidders should have an average annual turnover in the range of Rs 7.85-47.85 crore (Meghalaya/Assam-Telangana/Andhra Pradesh) based on the state/cluster in which they submit their bids. Additionally, the net worth of the bidder should not be less than 100 percent of the paid-up share capital.
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