The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has invited bids for the supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of 1 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects across various locations in Bihar.
The contract will also include comprehensive maintenance for five years. The last date for the submission of bids is August 05, 2020, and the interested bidders will have to submit an amount of ₹250,000 (~$3,345) as the earnest money deposit (EMD).
To take part in the bidding process, the bidder should have installed and commissioned off-grid or grid-connected solar power projects having a total cumulative capacity of not less than 20 kW in the last two years.
The minimum annual average turnover of the bidder for the last two financial years should be at least ₹1 million (~$13,380), and the bidder should have positive net worth during the last two financial years.
As per the tender document, central financial assistance (CFA) of 40% will be provided for projects up to 3 kW, whereas, for projects between 3 kW-10 kW, a CFA of 40% would be applicable for the first 3 kW, and 20% for the rest. A CFA of 20% will be given for group housing societies and residential welfare associations for the installation of rooftop projects up to 500 kW. However, it will be limited to 10 kW per house.
REIL, a joint venture between the Rajasthan state government and the central government, has been floating numerous tenders across the country.
In March this year, REIL invited bids for setting up 3.5 MW of solar-projects ranging between 500 kW and 2 MW or more, at various locations and substations of the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL). The scope of work included the design, engineering, supply, construction, testing, transportation, unloading, installation, and commissioning of the projects.
Earlier, REIL also invited bids to develop 50 MW of grid-connected and small-scale solar projects in various states and union territories under the Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) model. The projects are to be developed on the rooftops of government buildings.
Previously, Mercom also reported that REIL had issued tender to install and commission 2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects at several government buildings in the capital city of Jaipur.
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.