The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has invited bids from management agencies for the deployment of its electric cars to various government organizations and public sector undertakings (PSUs) on lease and rental models in Jharkhand.
Jharkhand had earlier an e-mobility program in partnership with EESL. The Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) had signed an agreement with EESL for the deployment of 50 electric vehicles at various JBVNL offices in Ranchi.
The scope of work under the latest tender includes providing end-to-end fleet management and operating services for 50 electric cars in Jharkhand. The duration of the fleet management service would be for five years. The initial allocation will be for 50 electric cars, which could go up to 150 electric cars during the contract period.
Interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹947,000 (~$12,721) as the earnest money deposit (EMD). The last date for the submission of online bids is March 16, 2020.
To take part in the bidding process, the bidder should have three years of experience in internal combustion engine (ICE) end-to-end fleet management service that includes providing chauffeur service, driver support, emergency roadside assistance, maintenance service, and repair activities. Or, the bidder should have one year of experience in electric car fleet management service and should have employed 50 commercial vehicle drivers (ICE or electric) or leased out at least five vehicles or owned at least seven commercial vehicles.
Regarding the financial criteria, the average turnover of the bidder for the last three financial years should be ₹14.2 million (~$190,755). In the case of a consortium, combined turnover of all the consortium partners will be considered, subject to the lead bidder and other consortium members having a turnover of 40% and minimum 25% respectively of the requirement.
The net worth of the bidder in the last financial year should not be less than 100% of the paid-up share capital. In the case of a consortium, the paid-up capital of all the consortium members should not be less than 100% of their paid-up share capital. The net worth of the bidder should be positive in the last financial year.
Recently, EESL issued amendments to the tender floated earlier for 1,000 air-conditioned four-wheeler electric sedan cars with a driving range of 180 km on a pan India basis. EESL is a joint venture of the public-sector units of the Ministry of Power and the Government of India.
After the modification, EESL has now invited bids for the procurement of 750 air-conditioned four-wheeler electric sedan cars. The last date for the submission of bids is March 12, 2020.
Earlier, EESL had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to establish the infrastructure for electric vehicles in the SDMC area for ten years. According to the terms outlined in the MoU, the two entities will work in tandem to fast-track the adoption of e-mobility by installing 75 electric vehicle charging stations in the SDMC area.
Rakesh 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.