Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has invited e-bids for the empanelment of an independent third-party validation and verification agency for its electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure project.
The last date for submission of bids is August 10, 2021, and the bids would be opened on the same day and would remain valid for 180 days from the bid opening date. Prospective bidders must pay ₹6,000 (~$80) towards the cost of the bidding document.
Scope of Work
The CESL is currently installing, operating, and maintaining EV charging infrastructure across India and is seeking an accredited independent third-party agency to validate and verify the project based on relevant requirements mentioned in the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) program.
The empanelled agency will undertake two broad activities, namely validation, and verification. The agency would review methodology, perform site visits, interview relevant personnel, prepare reports, and incorporate necessary feedback under the validation and verification process.
The agency would validate projects, verify greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and assess methodology elements under the approval process.
The agency is eligible to provide validation and verification services under the VCS program, provided they are accredited under a VCS-approved GHG program, accredited under ISO 14065 by the accreditation body- a member of the International Accreditation Forum or VCS temporary accreditation program.
The bidder should be a qualified validation verification body, an independent third party approved by the VCS. The bidder must have at least eight years of experience and have successfully validated and verified at least three projects in India to date at VCS or any other platform.
Preference would be given to agencies with prior experience developing validation and verification documents related to electric mobility, solar, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.
The bidder should be a company registered under the Indian Companies Act, 1956, or a partnership firm registered under the Partnership Act, 1932, or a limited liability partnership (LLP) under the LLP Act, 2002. The bidder should be registered in India for the last five years.
The bidder should have a minimum annual turnover of ₹10 million (~$134,056) in the last three financial years (from 2018-19 to 2020-21). The net worth of the bidder in 2020-21 should not be less than 100% of the paid-up share capital.
The bidder should be profitable in any two of the last three financial years.
Earlier this month, CESL issued an expression of interest (EoI) to empanel original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to supply electric three-wheelers (e-rickshaws) in India.
Last month, CESL issued an EoI to empanel OEM to supply electric two-wheelers (E2Ws) in Kerala.
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Rahul is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Before entering the world of renewables, Rahul was head of the Gujarat bureau for The Quint. He has also worked for DNA Ahmedabad and Ahmedabad Mirror. Hailing from a banking and finance background, Rahul has also worked for JP Morgan Chase and State Bank of India. More articles from Rahul Nair.