The Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has invited bids for installing solar home lighting systems at various households in the state. The solar systems will be installed under the remote village electrification (RVE) program.
A total of 151 power conditioning units, six solar home lighting systems, and 58 solar street lights will be installed under the program.
Apart from the design, manufacturing, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of solar systems, the successful bidder will also have to take care of the solar systems’ comprehensive maintenance for five years.
The project’s estimated cost is ₹6.8 million (~$92,286), and the interested bidders will have to submit an amount equal to 2% of the project’s estimated cost, which comes to ₹137,400 (~$1,864) as the earnest money deposit (EMD). The bidder will also have to submit 5% of the contract value as the security deposit.
The last date to submit the bids online is January 07, 20201, and the pre-bid meeting will take place on December 11, 2020. As per the tender document, the work should be completed within 120 days from the date of the work order’s receipt.
To participate in the bidding process, the bidder should be a reputed supplier of solar home light models, solar street lights, solar power packs (off-grid and grid-tied). The bidder should have experience in designing, supplying, and installing solar systems of at least 100 kW capacity.
Regarding the financial criteria, the bidder should have an average annual turnover of ₹5 million (~$67,857) for the last three financial years. The bidder should have a field service set up to provide good after-sale services, including necessary repair and maintenance in the state of Goa.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, GEDA has so far floated tenders for 5.6 MW of solar projects.
Recently, the Energy Efficiency Services Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) 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.
Previously, EESL amended its tender for solar home lighting systems for member countries of the International Solar Alliance. The tender now seeks bids for 9,347,000 solar home systems. The tender was initially announced in July 2020.
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.