The Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (JVVNL) has floated a tender to install 2,433 solar pumps of up to 7.5 HP capacity in Rajasthan under component C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) program.
The scope of work includes the design, survey, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of the solar pumps along with five years of comprehensive maintenance services.
The solar pumps will be installed in the districts of Jhalwar, Tonk, and Sawai Madhopur in four lots. The work is to be completed within nine months from the date the letter of award (LoA) is issued.
Interested bidders are expected to provide an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹2.4 million ($32,398) for lot 1 (Jhalwar -3), ₹2.9 million (~$39,147) for lot 2 (Tonk-1), ₹1.9 million (~$25,648) for lot 3 (Sawai Madhopur-1), and ₹2.4 million ($32,398) lot 4 (Sawai Madhopur – 2). The last date for submission of bids is December 12, 2020.
Under Component C of the KUSUM program, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy hopes to solarize 1.5 million grid-connected agriculture pumps of individual capacity up to 7.5 HP as per its recently revised targets. The previous target under component C was one million pumps.
Prospective bidders must be manufacturers of solar panels or solar pumps. They must have experience executing similar projects worth at least 50% of the estimated cost of the present projects in the last five years.
Applicants are also expected to have had a positive net worth in the last three financial years. They must have had an average annual turnover that is at least 50% of the estimated cost in the last three years.
Mercom recently published a report that discussed the clauses and amendments the government should take into account to make this program a success.
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Nithin 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.