The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, has invited bids for the supply of 1 million monocrystalline or multicrystalline silicon solar cells of wattage output 4.67 W.
The last date to submit the bids is October 21, 2021. Bids will be opened on October 22.
The tender is for the supply of five busbar monocrystalline or multicrystalline silicon solar cells that are 156*156 ± 1.0 mm or 156.75*156.75 ± 1.0 mm in dimension. The thickness of the solar cells should be 200 +/- 20 µm.
Bidders are not required to furnish any earnest money deposit for this tender.
The cells must be free of cracks, holes, cuts, edge chipping, missing gridlines, patches, spots, marks, mechanical damage, or color and pattern mismatches.
The solar cells should be packed in boxes of 100, and one box should contain solar cells in the power band of 0.05 W. The total quantity must be supplied in lots of 300,000 per month starting from November 2021.
The vendors who have not supplied these cells earlier should submit a sample of 140 solar cells free of cost to REIL for evaluation and acceptance before the tender’s due date. New vendors will be considered for trial orders subject to the sample’s approval by REIL and suitability of terms and conditions.
REIL states that 25% of the tendered quantity has been earmarked for micro and small enterprise (MSE) suppliers. Out of the 25%, 20% has been allocated for procurement from MSEs owned by Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe entrepreneurs.
An MSE vendor quoting within the price band of L1 (lowest bid) +15% will be allowed to supply the portion of the requirement subject to the acceptance of the L1 price. In the case of more than one such MSE vendor, the supply will be shared proportionately.
If the delivery of the items is not made by the stipulated date, the vendor will have to pay liquidated damages at 1% of the value of the items per week, subject to a maximum of 10% of the price of each unit so delayed.
Last month, REIL invited bids to supply 200,000 monocrystalline or multicrystalline silicon solar cells of wattage output 4.57 W.
Earlier, REIL had invited bids for the supply of 300,000 multicrystalline silicon solar cells. The scope of work included the supply of 150,000 multicrystalline solar cells of 4.50 W and 4.60 W each.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, REIL has floated tenders for 8.24 million solar cells as of now.
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.