Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the center and the state government, has invited bids for the survey, installation, and commissioning of 1 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects on various buildings in Jammu and Kashmir.
The successful bidder will also have to take care of the maintenance activities of the project for five years.
The last date to submit the bids online is March 9, 2022. Bids will be opened on the following day.
The capacity of each project will be 10-100 kW. The developer must complete the site allocation and system installation within two months from the date of the issue of the letter of award.
To participate in the bidding process, the developer should have experience executing similar assignments for a cumulative capacity of 250 kW for any government organization, public sector undertaking, or state government department.
The developer should be registered with REIL to install and commission solar systems. The work should be carried out by the contractor having a valid electrical contractor license for carrying out installation work under the direct supervision of the persons holding valid certificates of competency issued by the central or state government.
The bidder’s minimum average annual turnover for the last three financial years should be at least ₹600,000 (~$7,921).
REIL has specified that 25% of the tendered quantity had been earmarked for micro and small enterprise (MSE) suppliers. Of this quantity, 20% has been allocated for procurement from MSEs owned by Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe entrepreneurs.
If the MSE vendor participating in the tender quotes within the price band of L1+15%, they will be allowed to supply the portion of the requirement subject to acceptance of L1 price by the MSE vendor. In the case of more than one such MSE, the supply will be shared proportionately.
Indigenous manufacturers will be preferred to promote indigenous products subject to meeting quality standards and specifications.
Last September, REIL issued a notice inviting tender for supply of balance of systems (except solar photovoltaic modules and string inverters), erection, testing, and commissioning of 2.5 MW (2.64 MWdc) capacity grid-connected rooftop solar projects.
Earlier, REIL had invited bids for 8 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects in Rajasthan. The scope of the work included the survey, design, supply of balance of system, installation, and commissioning of the project at various training institutions and educational establishments across Rajasthan.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, REIL has issued tenders for over 186 MW of rooftop solar projects to date.
Rakesh Ranjan 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.