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The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) from contractors to supply 24 MW of solar polycrystalline  modules (330W and above) for its decentralized grid-connected solar project in Maharashtra for the solarization of agriculture feeders under the government’s Mukhyamantri Krishi Vahine Yojana (MSKVY).

Under the MSKVY scheme, EESL will establish decentralized solar power plants/ solar power generating systems (SPGS) with capacities ranging from approximately 0.3 MW to 10 MW on vacant land of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL)/ Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited (MSETCL)/ government or gram panchayat.

The last date to submit the bids is scheduled for October 17, 2022. Bids will be opened on the same day.

Bidders must submit an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹11.8 million (~$147,949). The selected bidder must submit 3% of the contract price as a performance bank guarantee within 28 days of the award.


Bidders must quote for the entire 24 MW capacity of solar PV modules.

The selected contractor will design, manufacture, test, and supply solar PV modules in various Maharashtra districts within three months from the awarding of the tender.

The successful bidder will also manage the supply of plant and equipment and provide all services, including inland transportation for delivery at the site, unloading, storage, handling at the site, and installation.

EESL will supply the solar PV modules to system integrators who will establish the solar PV-based power plants and provide operation and maintenance services for 25 years.

The names of contractors/ companies participating in the bidding process must be included in the Approved List of Modules and Manufacturers.

The polycrystalline modules to be supplied by the bidders must have 72 numbers of cells in a 12*6 configuration and five bus bars or better technology. Bidders must ensure that the modules subject to supply are 17% efficient and suitable for 1,500V system voltage application.

Only Class-I local suppliers with 50% minimum local content are eligible to bid in the tender.

Bidders must be manufacturers of solar cells/modules and have experience producing and supplying 7.2 MW of 330W or above solar cell/ module capacity worldwide in the last three years.

They must have an average annual turnover of at least ₹176.4 million (~$2.2 million) in the last three years. They must also have liquid assets or availability of credit facilities of not less than ₹147 million (~$1.84 million)

Bidders must have a net worth of 100% of the paid-up share capital in the last financial year.

Earlier this year, EESL’s subsidiary Convergence Energy Services Limited invited bids for the design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing, and commissioning of 86 MW of decentralized solar systems ranging from 300 kW to 10 MW at various substations of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited.

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