NREDCAP Issues Tender for Off-Grid Solar Gadgets in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh

The New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd (NREDCAP) has issued a tender for the supply, installation and commissioning of 1,490 solar lanterns and  235 solar street lights in nine villages of Durgi and Veldurthy mandals located in the state’s in Guntur District.

The tender also includes six solar water pumping systems of 5 Horse Power (HP) and two solar water pumping system of 1 HP, one 2,000 Liters Per Hour (LPH) solar Reverse Osmosis (RO) system, and three 1,000 LPH solar RO systems, seven 200 LPH solar RO systems and four 5 kW solar rooftop system.

The last date for bid submission is December 10, 2018. Technical bids will open on the same date.

To apply for the tender, the suppliers and manufacturer should have valid test certificates for all components of solar gadgets from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) or any MNRE authorized test centres.

They should also have a turnover of ₹200 million (~$2.83 million) during last three years. The Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) for the tender is ₹ 250,000(~$ 3537.82).

The work orders will be issued to the bidder who quotes lowest price for the entire project consisting of 8 models of solar gadgets of different types in the nine villages. All the solar gadgets, with all the components, should be under guarantee or warranty for a period of five years from the date of supply. The successful bidder will also have to establish a service centre in Guntur District.

In case of delay in supply of solar gadgets, a penalty of one percent on the cost of the systems per week will be levied. The maximum penalty can be 5 percent.

In January 2018, Mercom had reported on the NREDCAP tender to procure and set up 5,000 solar-powered water pumps in the state as part of the Off-Grid and Decentralized Solar Applications program.

Nitin is a staff reporter at Mercomindia.com and writes on renewable energy and related sectors. Prior to Mercom, Nitin has worked for CNN IBN, India News, Agricultural Spectrum and Bureaucracy Today. He received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Communication from Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University and Master’s degree in International Relations from Jindal School of International Affairs. More articles from Nitin Kabeer