Goa Invites Bids to Set Up 40 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) invites expressions of interest cum bids for the commissioning, operation, and maintenance of 40 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at various locations in Goa.

The charging stations will be commissioned on a design, build, operate, finance, and transfer basis under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME II) program.

The project’s estimated cost is ₹32 million (~$392,792).

The last day to submit the bids is December 29, 2022. Bids will be opened on January 3.

The scope of work includes the supply, erection, testing, commissioning, and maintenance of the EV charging stations.

According to the terms of the bid, successful bidders must undertake all other works required for the execution and functioning of the charging stations.

Interested bidders must furnish an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹640,000 (~$7,855). However, the startups can pay a concessional amount of ₹80,000 (~$981) as EMD. The tender processing fee and registration fee to be paid is ₹18,000 (~$220).

The bidders can charge a maximum of ₹8 (~$0.098)/kWh from consumers. When submitting financial bids, they must specify fixed costs, operation and maintenance costs, GEDA rentals, and other charges.

The bid participants will be selected based on the maximum rentals offered to GEDA.

Bidders can quote for all locations but will be allotted only eight locations

Selected vendors must furnish a security deposit equal to 3% of the total contract value within ten days from the date of issue of the work order.

They must also remit a performance bank guarantee of ₹500,000 (~$6,137) per allotted charging station within twenty-eight days of signing the contract.

The stations must be commissioned within five months, and the maintenance must be provided for ten years.

In case of any delay in the execution of work, GEDA will levy a penalty of ₹15,000 (~$184) for each charging station per week up to a maximum of ₹150,000 (~$1,841).

The bidders must have enough technical expertise and requisite infrastructure to execute similar assignments and submit documentary evidence for the same.

They must submit evidence for proprietary technology charging EVs or enter a tie-up with an entity possessing requisite technology.

Bidders must have a minimum average annual turnover of ₹50 million (~$613,759) in any of the last five financial years and a positive net worth.

Recently, West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company invited bids for the supply, installation, operation, and maintenance of EV charging and battery swapping stations at 205 locations.

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Power issued the revised ‘Charging Infrastructure for EVs Guidelines’ to enable faster EV adoption in India by ensuring safe, reliable, accessible, and affordable charging infrastructure and ecosystem.