The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has announced that it has requested bids for the supply of solar inverter chargers. The agency would acquire 30,000 inverter-chargers of 640 W and 3,000 inverter-chargers of 320 W.
These solar inverter chargers would be used to charge the batteries of present conventional inverters in the state. The contract will also comprise five years of warranty for the complete system. The last date for the submission of bids is August 11, 2020.
Haryana-based manufacturing, micro, and small enterprises (MSEs) and khadi village industry units, will not have to pay any earnest money deposit (EMD). Similarly, Haryana based startups, first-generation entrepreneurs, and central or Haryana public sector enterprises will not have to pay any EMD. For others, the EMD amount has been fixed as ₹200,000 (~$2,676).
HAREDA is in the process of implementing a program for solar inverter chargers to charge the batteries of existing conventional inverters and to provide an additional source of power in market mode. Under the market mode, the beneficiaries have the choice to choose any supplier from the department empanelled suppliers. The beneficiary share will be collected by the empanelled supplier, and the subsidy will be released to the supplier after the installation and commissioning of the system.
To be eligible, the bidder should be a registered manufacturer of solar modules and should have a valid test report for the solar modules issued by any of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), or International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) accredited laboratory. The bidder should have successfully completed a similar contract of at least ₹281.4 million (~$3.76 million) during the last three years.
Regarding the financial benchmarks, the bidder should have a minimum average annual turnover of Rs.211 million ($2.82 million) in the last three years. The bidder should have a positive net worth in the last three years, ending March 31 of the previous financial year.
The subsidy amount of ₹10,000 ($133.8) for 640 W and ₹6,000 (~$80.3) for 320 W solar inverter charger will be released to the supplier after the satisfactory installation and working of the items after the submission of the joint commissioning report (JCR). The balance amount (Total cost of systems apart from the applicable subsidy) should be collected by the empanelled supplier from the beneficiaries.
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