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Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments (REIL) has invited bids for the survey, planning, supply, installation, and commissioning of 409 electric vehicle (EV) chargers in nine cities and across three national highways and one expressway.
The EV chargers must have a comprehensive onsite warranty of three years.
The last date to submit the bids online is July 13, 2022. Bids will be opened the following day.
Bidders will have to submit ₹12.5 million (~$160,014) for 122 KW (CCS 2, CHAdeMO, AC Type-II) chargers and ₹600,000 (~$7,680) for CCS-2 (100 kW) chargers as an earnest money deposit. They must also submit an amount equivalent to 3% of the contract value as a security deposit.
The project’s estimated cost is ₹520 million (~$6.66 million).
The project must be completed within two weeks from the date of clearance and commissioning within one week from the date of intimation.
The chargers will be installed at:
Bidders should have technology rights for the products offered.
Bidders must supply an armored copper cable of 95 sq. mm, 3.5 core of length 10 m per charger for power.
After commissioning, live testing must be conducted for all the chargers with a compatible EV. REIL’s representative must approve the live testing, installation, and commissioning reports.
The charging equipment must come with a comprehensive extended onsite warranty and the annual maintenance contract package of at least three years (extendable up to 10 years) from the installation and commissioning of the charging equipment.
Bidders should submit details of in-house facilities for manufacturing and testing EV chargers, including the testing facility of mechanical, electrical, electronic, and other related technical standards.
For 122 KW (CCS 2, CHAdeMO, AC Type-II) chargers, bidders should have completed three orders of EV chargers or similar products costing not less than ₹200 million (~$2.56 million) or two orders of EV chargers costing not less than ₹250 million (~$3.21 million) or one order of EV chargers costing not less than ₹400 million (~$5.12 million).
Bidders must have an average annual turnover of ₹150 million (~$1.92 million) in the last three financial years.
For CCS-2 (100 kW) chargers, bidders should have completed three orders of EV chargers or similar products costing not less than ₹9.3 million (~$119,050) or two orders of EV chargers costing not less than ₹11.7 million (~$149,773) or one order of EV chargers costing not less than ₹18.7 million (~$239,381).
Bidders for this category must have an average annual turnover of ₹7 million (~$89,607) in the last three financial years.
The bidders’ net worth in the last financial year should be positive for both categories.
If the item is not delivered or installed on time, liquidated damages at 0.50% of the item’s value per week, subject to a maximum of 10% of the value, will apply.
In 2020, REIL invited bids to empanel agencies for EV charging stations. The scope of work included identifying the location, development, operation, and maintenance of the interoperable electric chargers and associated infrastructure for all EV segments.
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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.