Coimbatore Smart City has issued a tender for the replacement of existing conventional street lights by smart LED energy efficient lamps. The scope of work of this tender also includes fixing accessories across the city of Coimbatore, as well as west and south core areas of the Coimbatore Smart City.
The tender mandates that the bidder be a manufacturer or dealer of LED lamps and energy saving equipment. The bidder should also have a certification obtained from any government organization. Further, the bidder is also supposed to have an accreditation certificate from the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).
The earnest money deposit (EMD) to be submitted for the bid is ₹1.26 million ($17,767). The tender will close on February 28, 2019. According to the tender documents, twelve months will be provided to the selected bidder for completing the project.
Under the central government’s Smart Cities Mission, a number of state governments have initiated plans to revamp the infrastructure and facilities of their cities in order to make them more efficient and sustainable. These include deploying solar projects, energy efficient lighting, and smart meters etc.
In January 2019 Mercom reported on the news of Bihar Sharif Smart City Limited inviting bids for 2 MW of solar projects to be developed on turnkey basis. Bihar Sharif is a town located in Nalanda district of Bihar.
Salem Smart City Limited had also invited bids to install grid-connected rooftop solar projects in the same period.
Previously, the Tirupati Smart City Corporation Limited invited Request for Proposal for 6 MW of grid-connected solar projects.
Shaurya is a staff reporter at MercomIndia.com with experience working in the Indian solar energy industry for the past four years in various roles. Prior to joining Mercom, Shaurya worked with a renewable energy developer and a consulting company. Shaurya holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom.