Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, has floated two tenders for the supply of solar photovoltaic (PV) module mounting structures.
The first tender sought the supply of 2,000 mounting structures for rooftop solar systems of 1 kW. Interested bidders are expected to pay an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹195,000 (~$2,622).
The second tender was floated for 1,100 mounting structures for 150W solar modules, 3,500 mounting structures for 120W modules and 1,500 hot-dip galvanized module mounting structures for 75W modules. Interested bidders must provide an EMD of ₹61,000 (~$820).
The deadline for submission of bids for both tenders is November 9, 2020.
For both the tenders, micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are exempted from paying an EMD. The mounting structures are to be delivered within two weeks from the date of delivery clearance. REIL said that 20% of the tendered quantity would be reserved for MSMEs.
It noted that MSME bidders must compulsorily declare their Udhyam Registration or Udhyog Aadhar number on the Central Public Procurement (CPP) Portal. If not, they would not be eligible for benefits under the procurement policy for MSMEs.
Start-ups are expected to submit a valid certificate of recognition from the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade on the CPP portal. If this is not done, they will not be eligible for benefits under the procurement policy for start-ups.
REIL said indigenous manufacturers would be given a higher preference for selection to promote domestic products as long as quality standards and specifications are met.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, REIL has so far issued tenders for 39,000 solar modules and about 210 MW of solar projects.
In September 2019, REIL floated tenders for rate contracts to procure module mounting structures.
More recently, it issued a notice inviting tender for 600,000 multicrystalline solar cells with wattages of 4.5W, 4.6W, and 4.67W.
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