The Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has invited bids to standardize the rates for the supply of solar modules of different capacities (75 W- 315 W) for solar applications in the state.
The last date to submit the bids is June 21, 2021, while the bids will be opened on June 22. The pre-bid meeting will take place on June 3.
The estimated value of the purchase is ₹10 million (~$136,911) and interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹75,000 (~$1,026) as the earnest money deposit.
The bidders from Chhattisgarh should have a minimum of two years of experience in the manufacturing or supply of solar modules. Bidders from other states should have a minimum of three years of experience in the manufacturing and supply of solar modules. The bidder should have valid test reports of solar modules for all categories in the name of the bidder or manufacturer for which the bidder has made the offer for supply.
The bidder will have to submit a self-declaration that the solar modules for which the bidder is quoting offers conform to the latest guidelines and specification of MNRE issued for testing and BIS compliance.
Additionally, interested parties will also be needed to submit satisfactory commissioning or functioning report containing complete details from the state or central agencies concerned along with the bid document. Those barred from business by the government in any state would not be eligible to participate in the current bid.
The bidder should have a positive net worth of ₹5 million (~$68,455) as of the last date of the previous financial year. The aggregate turnover of the bidders in the last three years should be at least ₹50 million (~$684,556) in module manufacturing or supply.
Bidders who have been debarred by any government agency in any state would not be eligible to participate in this bid, stated the bidding document. The bidder or manufacturer must be in the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers as issued by MNRE.
The peak watt capacity of the modules should not be less than 90% at the end of ten years and 80% at the end of 25 years.
Recently, CREDA invited bids for 20,000 solar pumps in the state. The tender was floated for the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of the 3 HP and 5 HP (surface and submersible) capacity pumps.
Earlier, CREDA had issued a tender to empanel rooftop solar installers. The grid-connected rooftop solar projects ranging between 1 kW to 500 kW were to be set up at various locations in the state.
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Rakesh Ranjan is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, he worked in many roles as a business correspondent, assistant editor, senior content writer, and sub-editor with bcfocus.com, CIOReview/Silicon India, Verbinden Communication, and Bangalore Bias. Rakesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). More articles from Rakesh Ranjan.