The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, has issued a notice inviting tender for the supply of 600,000 multicrystalline solar cells with wattages of 4.5W, 4.6W, and 4.67W.
The tender has been floated for 200,000 solar cells for each wattage category. The last date for the submission of bids is September 01, 2020, and the opening of bids will take place on September 02, 2020.
The cell dimensions considered for all the three wattage categories should be 156*156 ± 1.0mm or 156.75*156.75 ± 1.0 mm. The length of the 4.5W solar cells should be four or five busbars, whereas, for other wattages, it should be five busbars.
Any bidder from a country that shares a land border with India will be eligible to submit bids subject to the condition that the bidder is registered with the competent authority. The bidder should have a minimum of 50 MW per year production capacity for crystalline silicon solar cells. The bidder should have cumulatively supplied 4 MW of crystalline solar cells greater than 4.5 W to Indian customers during the period from August 2019 to July 2020.
REIL, in its tender, added that 25% of the tendered quantity had been earmarked for micro and small enterprises (MSEs).
The vendors who have not supplied these cells earlier should submit a sample of 140 solar cells of each wattage category free of cost to REIL for evaluation and acceptance before the due date of the tender.
Recently, REIL issued a tender for rate contract manufacturing of polycrystalline solar modules of 325W. The tender was floated for 6,500 polycrystalline solar modules. The scope of work covered the contract manufacturing of polycrystalline solar PV modules made from 72 polycrystalline silicon solar cells in each module.
In May this year, REIL invited bids for 1.1 million solar cells with wattages of 4.5W, 4.6W, and 4.67W. The scope of work included the supply of 300,000 of 4.5W, 400,000 of 4.6W, and 400,000 of 4.67W multicrystalline silicon solar cells to REIL.
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.