The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has issued a tender for the supply, installation, and commissioning of 20,000 standalone off-grid solar LED streetlights across the country.
The REIL is a public-sector enterprise operating in the electronics, information technology, and renewable energy segment.
The successful bidder will also be responsible for the repair and maintenance of the streetlights for five years. The bid submission deadline is July 25, 2019, and the opening date for the tender is July 26, 2019.
The tender states that at least 10% of the streetlights approved in any state or union territory should be provided with a remote monitoring system. Further, the details of solar streetlight installations are to be provided to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
To participate, interested bidders will have to submit a valid test report of the tendered SPV LED streetlight system from any lab that has been accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). In case the report is not available, the receipt of a sample submission should be submitted along with the bid. However, before the supply of the material, an original test report needs to be submitted to the REIL. The bidder is required to submit an undertaking that the material being supplied has a valid test report from NABL accredited lab.
According to the tender, the bidders must submit an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹500,000 (~$7,300) to participate in this tender. The technical criteria to bid for the tender states that the bidder should be a manufacturer of SPV module or LED light fixtures or an installer agency. Meanwhile, the financial criteria for bidders are that they should have a turnover of ₹30 million (~$0.44 million) in the last three financial years and have a positive net worth.
Mercom had reported previously that the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy received an approval to launch the second phase of Atal Jyoti Yojana (AJAY) during the financial year 2018-19 and 2019-20. Under this phase, 304,500 solar streetlights are expected to be installed in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, North Eastern states including Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar, and Lakshadweep islands.
Previously, Coimbatore Smart City also issued a tender for the replacement of existing conventional streetlights by smart LED energy efficient lamps. The scope of work of this tender also includes fixing accessories across the city of Coimbatore, as well as west and south core areas of the Coimbatore Smart City.
Anjana is a news editor at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, she held roles of senior editor, district correspondent, and sub-editor for The Times of India, Biospectrum and The Sunday Guardian. Before that, she worked at the Deccan Herald and the Asianlite as chief sub-editor and news editor. She has also contributed to The Quint, Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express, Reader’s Digest (UK edition), IndiaSe (Singapore-based magazine) and Asiaville. Anjana holds a Master’s degree in Geography from North Bengal University, and a diploma in mass communication and journalism from Guru Ghasidas University, Bhopal.