Utkarsh Society has issued a tender for the selection of service providers to install hybrid solar systems under the RESCO model in over 14,000 government schools across the state of Haryana.
The tender also calls for allied infrastructure, remote monitoring, and e-surveillance system. The deadline for the submission of bids is October 21, 2019.
Interested bidders need to submit a fee of ₹5 million (~$70,556) as the earnest money deposit (EMD).
The tentative capacity for the number of schools has been divided into primary, middle, high, and secondary schools. A capacity between 1 kW to 6 kW has been tendered for 10,908 schools comprising primary and middle schools. The tender for high and secondary schools, 3,222 in total, ranges between 1 kW to 28 kW.
The scope of work covers ensuring uninterrupted power supply in schools and effective utilization of labs in schools on build-own-operate (BOO) basis under the RESCO model. The work also includes warranty and maintenance of solar systems along with allied infrastructure and e-surveillance system for a period of 25 years.
The general criteria mentioned in the tender states that the bidder should have installed a hybrid solar power system with remote monitoring facility on at least 500 sites on OPEX or RESCO model in government organizations.
According to the tender, the bidder should be engaged in installing and maintaining solar PV panel business in India for the last three years. The person or company should have successfully installed and maintained at least 500 remote monitoring-based solar power systems of at least 1 kW.
As far as the financial eligibility criteria are concerned, the bidder should have a minimum average annual turnover of ₹100 million (~$1.4 million).
Last week, Mercom had reported that the Haryana Power Generation Company Limited (HPGCL) issued a tender for three grid-connected solar PV projects of a total capacity of 57 MW.
In August 2019, the Himachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (HIMURJA) invited bids for the installation of solar projects at 312 middle schools located in 11 districts of Himachal Pradesh.
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Anjana is a news editor at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, she held roles of senior editor, district correspondent, and sub-editor for The Times of India, Biospectrum and The Sunday Guardian. Before that, she worked at the Deccan Herald and the Asianlite as chief sub-editor and news editor. She has also contributed to The Quint, Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express, Reader’s Digest (UK edition), IndiaSe (Singapore-based magazine) and Asiaville. Anjana holds a Master’s degree in Geography from North Bengal University, and a diploma in mass communication and journalism from Guru Ghasidas University, Bhopal.