Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to empanel original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to supply electric two-wheelers (E2W) in Goa.
The scope of work would include designing, engineering, manufacturing, testing, inspection, supply, transportation, and providing complete system warranty and after-sales support.
The last date to submit the bids is August 10, 2021, and the bids will be opened on the same day. The pre-bid meeting will take place on July 28, 2021.
Interested bidders have to pay bid security of ₹25,000 (~$336). All micro and small enterprises (MSEs) are exempted from paying the security deposit subject to providing proof of registration as MSE (indicating the validity date of their registration) with any agency mentioned in the notification of the Ministry of Small, Micro, and Medium Enterprises.
The company also mentions that 25% of the tendered quality has been reserved for MSE bidders. Of this reserved quantity, 4% has been earmarked for MSEs owned by scheduled caste and scheduled tribe entrepreneurs, and 3% has been reserved for MSEs owned by women entrepreneurs.
As per the tender document, if the MSE vendor participating in the tender quotes within the price band of lowest (L1) +15%, the vendor will be awarded 25% of the total tendered work requirement subject to acceptance of the L1 price. In the case of more than one such MSE quoting, the supply will be shared proportionately. If the work cannot be split, the MSE quoting price within the price band of L1+15% may be awarded the total supply of the tendered value.
To participate in the bidding process, OEMs should be E2W manufacturers and should not have been blacklisted by any government agency or public sector undertakings. OEMs should have experience in manufacturing a minimum of 2,000 E2Ws annually.
Also, OEMs should have sold a minimum of 1,500 E2Ws in the last three years or an aggregate of 3,000 electric vehicles (EV) in the last three years. Alternatively, for pure EV-based companies, OEMs should have sold a minimum of 1,000 EVs from the date of incorporation. The model of E2W offered by the OEM for supply against the EoI must have sold a minimum of 100 units in the previous year.
The product offered by the bidder should meet the functional requirements and technical specifications as stipulated in the EoI.
As per the tender document, the OEM’s average annual turnover of the last three financial years should be over ₹150 million (~$2.017 million). In addition, the net worth of the OEMs in the last financial year should be not less than 100% of paid-up capital.
CESL intends to procure E2Ws as per the guidelines of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles, Phase-II (FAME-II) India program.
Earlier CESL had issued an EoI to empanel OEMs to supply E2Ws in Kerala.
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Harsh is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Indian Express, he has covered general interest stories. He holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune.