The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has floated tenders for empanelling agencies for solar standalone systems and solar street lighting systems in the state.
The first tender was for the empanelment of agencies for rate contract for household electrification work by installing about 2,253 solar standalone systems. The project is expected to cost ₹82.7 million (~$1.1 million). Interested bidders are expected to pay an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹73,440 (~$996)) for each lot of 100 units. The deadline for bid submissions is December 21, 2020.
Bidders are allowed to submit bids for a maximum of 1,000 units and a minimum of 100 units. Selected bidders are expected to provide a comprehensive maintenance contract for five years. The systems are to be installed on a turnkey basis.
The second tender was for 8,000 solar street lighting systems in the state. The project is expected to cost ₹155.2 million (~$2.1 million). Interested bidders are expected to pay an EMD of ₹77,600 (~$1,052) for each lot of 200 units. The deadline for the submission of bids is December 21, 2020.
The scope of work includes the supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of the streetlights with 12W LED lights, 75W solar modules, and lithium Ferro phosphate batteries under the solar photovoltaic program on a turnkey basis.
Selected bidders must provide a five-year comprehensive maintenance contract. Bidders are allowed to submit bids for a maximum of 2,000 units and a minimum of 200 units. The solar modules must come with a 25-year warranty.
For both tenders, bidders must have experience executing supply contracts for at least 25% of the number of systems they quote in the last seven years. They must also have a minimum average annual turnover of 25% of their quoted capacity in the last three years. They are also expected to have a positive net worth of at least 10% of their quoted capacity in the financial year (FY) 2020.
Micro and small enterprises do not have any minimum turnover or experience requirements. However, they are expected to have a positive net worth in one of the last two financial years. They are also expected to submit their average turnover in FY 2020. Selected agencies will be empanelled for one year, and the provided timeline for work completion is four months.
Previously, the Bharat Coking Coal Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, invited bids to develop 1.2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects at 19 different locations of BCCL in Dhanbad, Jharkhand.
The Eastern Coalfields Limited issued a notice inviting tender to set up 1,415 kW of rooftop solar systems at 11 of its premises spread across 26 locations in West Bengal and Jharkhand.
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