EESL Subsidiary Floats Tender for Solar Home Lighting Systems in Goa

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has invited bids for the design, manufacture, supply, installation, and commissioning of 151 solar conditioning units, solar street lights, and six solar home lighting systems at various households in Goa.

The successful bidder will also have to take care of the systems’ operation and maintenance for five years.

The systems will be installed under the remote village electrification program.

The bidder should ensure that the systems are installed and commissioned within 120 days from the date of the work order’s receipt.


The last date to submit the bids online is April 28, 2021. Bids will be opened on the same day.

The successful bidder should furnish a bank guarantee for 3% of the contract value within 28 days of the award.

Only ‘Class I local suppliers’ and ‘Class II local suppliers’ can participate in this tender. The local content requirement to categorize a bidder as a ‘Class-I local supplier’ is a minimum of 50%. For ‘Class II suppliers,” the minimum local content requirement is 20%.

The bidder should have an experience certificate in designing, supplying, installing solar systems of at least 100 kW capacity. The bidder should have completed similar work in the last three years for any government department, public sector undertakings, or private companies. The bidder should have completed a single work order of ₹4.8 million (~$63,715) or two work orders of ₹3 million (~$39,822), or three work orders of ₹2.4 million (~$31,857).

The bidder’s average annual turnover should be at least ₹1.8 million (~$23,893) during the last three financial years, and net worth should be not less than 100% of the paid-up share capital. The bidder should have been profitable in two of the last three financial years.

The bidder should also have a field service set up to provide after-sales service in Goa.

The benefits and facilities applicable to micro and small enterprises (MSEs) will be available. Out of the 25% purchase preference for MSEs, 3% will be reserved for women-owned MSEs, and 4% of the total has been earmarked for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes-owned MSE firms.

In December last year, the Goa Energy Development Agency invited bids for installing solar home lighting systems at various households in the state. The solar systems were to be installed under the remote village electrification program. A total of 151 power conditioning units, six solar home lighting systems, and 58 solar street lights were to be installed under the program.

Earlier, EESL had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of New and Renewable Energy of Goa to implement India’s first convergence project in the state. EESL will provide solarized agriculture feeders, battery energy storage systems, and LED street lights in local villages under its convergence initiative.