The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the center and the Rajasthan government, has invited bids for the supply of 200,000 multicrystalline solar cells of 4.50W capacity.
The last date to submit the bids is December 22, 2020, and the opening of bids will take place on December 23, 2020.
The solar cells should be 156*156 ± 1.0 mm or 156.75*156.75 ± 1.0 mm for a capacity greater than 4.50W solar cells. The thickness of the solar cells should be 200 +/- 20 µm.The vendors who have not supplied these cells earlier should submit a sample of 140 solar cells free of cost to REIL for evaluation and acceptance before the tender’s due date. A new vendor will be considered for trial order subject to the sample’s approval and suitability of terms and conditions.
As per the tender documents, 25% of the tendered quantity has been earmarked for micro and small enterprise (MSE) suppliers. Out of the 25% reserved for MSE suppliers, 20% has been allocated for procurement from MSEs owned by SC/ST entrepreneurs.
The cells should be free from any crack or pinholes, edge chipping, smudges of paste on the front side of the cell, and visible mismatch in the cell’s color or pattern.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, REIL has so far floated tenders for 5.55 million solar cells.
Recently, REIL invited bids for the supply of 200,000 multicrystalline solar cells of 4.50W and 4.60W capacity under the domestic content requirement category. The scope of work under the DCR category included the supply of 100,000 multicrystalline solar cells, each of 4.50W and 4.60W.
Earlier, REIL invited bids for the supply of 5,000 monocrystalline passivated emitter and rear cell (PERC) solar cells of 5.8 W capacity.
Previously, Mercom reported that REIL had issued a tender for 200,000 multicrystalline silicon solar cells. The company sought the supply of 100,000 each of 4.5W and 4.6W solar cells.
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.