The Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (JVVNL) has floated a tender for solarization of 6,367 grid-connected water pumps under Component-C of the government’s KUSUM Program.
The scope of work will include the design, survey, supply, installation, testing, commissioning of the solar systems. It also includes five years of comprehensive maintenance for the systems. According to the tender, installations need to be completed within nine months from the date of the letter of intent (LoI).
The estimated cost of the project is ₹2.45 billion (~$34.2 million). Bidders are expected to pay bid security amounting to 2% of the estimated cost of the lot chosen. The last date for the submission of bids is March 5, 2020.
Component-C of the Government of India’s Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Uttan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) program aims to achieve the solarization of 1 million grid-connected agricultural water pumps up to 7.5 horsepower (HP).
To be eligible to take part in the competitive bidding process, applicants must have experience supplying, installing, and maintaining grid-connected or off-grid solar systems of 5 kW capacity and in the last five years.
They also must have had a positive net worth and a minimum annual turnover greater than 50% of the estimated cost of the chosen lot in each of the last three financial years.
Earlier, Mercom reported that the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) of Rajasthan floated tenders for setting up solar-based water pumping systems in the state. The PHED has issued three different tenders for the projects. The scope of work includes designing and installing 520 solar pumping systems in the Kota, Bharatpur, and Jodhpur regions of the state.
More recently, the Tripura Renewable Energy Development Agency (TREDA) floated a tender for the solarization of 1,300 grid-connected agricultural water pumps in the state. The scope of work included the design, manufacture, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning of the solarization of 2 horsepower (HP) pumps in the state on a turn-key basis.
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Nithin Thomas is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Reuters News, he has covered oil, metals and agricultural commodity markets across global markets. He has also covered refinery and pipeline explosions, oil and gas leaks, Atlantic region hurricane developments, and other natural disasters. Nithin holds a Masters Degree in Applied Economics from Christ University, Bangalore and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai. More articles from Nithin.