Raipur Invites Fresh Bids to Set Up Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at 25 Locations

Raipur Smart City Limited has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at 25 locations in the city.

October 3, 2020, is the last day for the submission of bids. Applicants must pay an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹600,000 (~$8,083) to participate in this tender.

Raipur Smart City had initially floated in March 2020. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic made it difficult for the authorities to go ahead with the bid responses and implement the project, leading to this retender.

The selected bidder would be responsible for the procurement, installation, as well as operation and maintenance services of electric vehicle charging stations for five years.  The installation will be carried out on an annual license fee basis.


The contract period is for five years, which may be extended for another term of five years. The installation should be completed in nine months.

To participate, the bidder should be an original equipment manufacturer of electric vehicle chargers. The original equipment manufacturers can participate individually or as a member of a consortium of not more than three bidders. Those firms that have an agreement with OEMs can also participate.

The winning bidder should complete the installation of the charging stations in nine months after signing the license agreement. This includes 14 slow chargers and 11 fast-charging stations. The licensee would procure Bharat AC 001 (10 kW), Bharat DC 001 (15 kW), and CCSII +CHAdeMO & AC Type 2 (122 kW) chargers for the installation.

The applicant should have a minimum average annual turnover of ₹5 million (~$67,859) in the last three financial years (2018-19, 2017-18, and 2016-17) preceding the bidding deadline.

Earlier this month, Raipur Smart City also floated a tender for the installation of 2.9 MW of rooftop solar projects at various locations under the capital expenditure model.