The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Union and the Rajasthan governments, has issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) to supply 200,000 monocrystalline or multicrystalline silicon solar cells of 4.57 Watt. The quantity of the cells may be increased or decreased as per REIL’s requirements.
The last date for submitting bids is August 27, 2021, and the tenders would be opened on August 28.
Bidders should quote fixed prices for the entire contract period on freight on-road (FOR) Kanakpura, Jaipur, or on the import price on a free on board (FOB) port basis.
The contract period will be up to October 31, 2021. Shipments must be made in one or two lots within two weeks from REIL’s delivery clearance. If required, REIL may extend the delivery period.
The bidder should be a company, a sole proprietorship firm, a partnership firm, or a joint venture. Indigenous manufacturers will be given preference subject to meeting quality standards and specifications.
Under the tender, 25% of the quantity is earmarked for medium and small enterprises (MSEs). Out of the 25% tendered quantity reserved for MSE suppliers, 20% would be earmarked for procurement from MSEs owned by Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe entrepreneurs.
Vendors who have not supplied these cells earlier must submit a sample of 140 numbers of each watt of solar cells free of cost to REIL for evaluation and acceptance before the due date of the tender.
REIL reserves the right to split the quantity and award between two or more vendors as per the production or project requirement.
A new vendor will be considered for trial order subject to the approval of the sample and compliance with the terms and conditions. Further orders will be released based on performance in the trial order.
If the delivery is not made by the stipulated date, then the vendor will pay liquidated damages at 1% of the value of the items per week, subject to a maximum of 10% of the unit delivered price of each delayed unit.
If the rate contract is placed and the goods supplied are defective, then the supplier must replace the defective goods and bear the replacement expenditure.
In May this year, REIL invited bids to procure 40,000 solar cells of the monocrystalline passivated emitter and rear cell (PERC) category of 5.64 W capacity.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, REIL has floated tenders for 200,000 multicrystalline solar cells in the month of June 2021.
Rahul is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Before entering the world of renewables, Rahul was head of the Gujarat bureau for The Quint. He has also worked for DNA Ahmedabad and Ahmedabad Mirror. Hailing from a banking and finance background, Rahul has also worked for JP Morgan Chase and State Bank of India. More articles from Rahul Nair.