The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has invited bids from approved vendors to install and commission 2 MW of rooftop solar power systems on various buildings in Jaipur.
REIL is a joint venture between the government of India and the government of Rajasthan. The last date for submitting the bids is October 15, 2020, and the opening of bids will take place on October 16, 2020.
The installation and commissioning of the rooftop solar systems should start immediately after the release of the work order and should be completed within 12 weeks. The contract will also include comprehensive maintenance activities for five years.
To participate in the competitive bidding process, the bidder should have prior experience of successfully executing one grid-connected solar power project of 30 kW capacity and a cumulative capacity of 100 kW during the last three financial years.
Under the financial criteria, the bidder should have a minimum average annual turnover of ₹1 million (~$13,621)/year in the previous three financial years.
For the development of the projects, solar modules, and some of the balance of systems (BOS) materials will be provided by REIL Jaipur.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, REIL has so far issued tenders for 184.8 MW of rooftop solar capacity. Last year, Mercom had reported that REIL had floated a similar tender for 2 MW of rooftop solar projects at several government buildings in Jaipur.
Earlier this year, the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation announced that 119 companies were selected to develop 45 MW of rooftop solar systems across the state against tender issued for 50 MW under the RESCO model.
In December last year, Rajasthan released its Solar Energy Policy, 2019, which aims to achieve a target of 30 GW of solar power by the financial year 2024-25. Of this, distributed generation is expected to be 4 GW and rooftop solar, 1 GW.
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.