The Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KELTRON) has invited bids from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for the supply of solar panels (monocrystalline solar modules) for a 2 MW solar power project.
The last date for the submission of bids is October 05, 2020, and the opening of bids will take place on October 06, 2020. Interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹400,000 (~$5,437) as the earnest money deposit (EMD).
The total number of modules to be supplied is 6,500, and the delivery of the materials should take place within 30 days from the date of the purchase order. Bidder must be a solar PV module manufacturer in India.
To take part in the bidding process, the bidder should have supplied 1.5 MW of solar modules in the current financial year, out of which a single order should have at least 1 MW of solar modules. The modules to be used in the project should be 330W, and the efficiency should not be less than 14-18%. The solar modules should be of an approved Indian brand and qualify for the domestic content requirement (DCR) norms. The bidder should have a minimum of three years of experience in the supply of monocrystalline solar modules.
As per the tender document, the solar modules to be used in the system must be warranted for their output peak watt capacity, which should not be less than 90% at the end of ten years and 80% at the end of 25 years.
Regarding the financial criteria, the average annual turnover of the bidder should be ₹50 million (~$679,649) in the last three financial years.
In January this year, KELTRON floated a tender for 196,000 monocrystalline and 196,000 polycrystalline solar modules on a per watt basis. The scope of work included the supply of solar panels on a per watt basis (for monocrystalline and polycrystalline modules separately).
Earlier, KELTRON also floated a tender for the supply of 360W monocrystalline passivated emitter and rear contact (PERC) solar modules at its production center in Karakulam. The tender had invited bids for the supply of 282 solar modules.
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.