The Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) to select agencies to implement new and innovative renewable energy technologies on a pilot basis for demonstration in Kerala.
The last date to submit the bids is January 29, 2022. Bids will be opened on January 31.
Bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹25,000 (~$335.88) as an earnest money deposit. The successful bidder will have to furnish 3% of the contract value as security for the satisfactory fulfillment of the contract.
The demonstration process’s main objective is to evaluate the performance of various new technologies in Kerala conditions, which will be carried out through a separate monitoring and evaluation process that ranges over five years.
ANERT will evaluate the performance of various installations and technologies and publish the findings. The findings will then help develop the appropriate market structure, business models, performance contracts, and policies for these technologies in the state.
If the agency fails to deliver the materials within the specified time, it will have to pay as liquidated damages 0.5% of the delivered price of the delayed stores or underperformed services for each week of delay, subject to a maximum of 10% of the contract value.
ANERT will provide technical and financial assistance to the agencies for implementing a maximum of 10 demonstration projects.
The agency must be registered in India to participate in the bidding process. The bidder must have a turnover of ₹5 million (~$67,176) during any of the last five financial years. The bidder will also have to submit proof of similar works.
The applicant should have manufacturing facilities and offices in India. In the case of international tie-ups, the consortium should have at least a facility for assembly units of the proposed technology in India along with spare parts availability and a team of expert professionals to manage it.
Last December, ANERT issued a rate contract tender to list solar power components for supply in Kerala.
Earlier, ANERT had invited bids to register vendors for installing solar projects in Kerala. The scope of work included the supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of off-grid, on-grid, and hybrid power projects in the state.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, ANERT has so far floated tenders for 30.5 MW of solar power projects.
Rakesh Ranjan 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.