Military Engineering Services (MES) has floated a tender for solar LED lights, LED fittings, and other fixtures at various Indian Coast Guard Station (ICGS) premises in Gujarat.
The MES is a government-owned defense infrastructure development agency for settling armed forces across the country.
The project is expected to cost ₹4.45 million (~$59,017) and must be completed within six months. The last date for submission of bids is June 8, 2020. Interested bidders are expected to pay an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹89,000 (~$1,180).
The scope of work includes providing solar streetlights at the Coast Guard district headquarters at Porbandar, and solar LED lights, LED fittings, modular switches, and fixtures at ICGS Vadinar.
To be eligible to take part in the competitive bidding process, applicants who are not enlisted with the MES must have prior experience in undertaking two similar projects worth at least ₹2.5 million (~$33,155) or one project worth over ₹4 million (~$53,049). Alternatively, they must have an average annual turnover of ₹5 million (~$66,311) in the last two financial years.
They must also be solvent up to ₹2 million (~$26,524) or financially sound for a financial engagement up to ₹5 million (~$66,311), with working capital of at least ₹750,000 (~$9,946). Bidders and contractors who are enlisted with the MES must be rated class ‘D’ or above.
Recently, Mercom reported that the MES also invited bids for off-grid solar electric supply to LED pathway lights for the Indian Navy in Vasco. The estimated cost of the project is ₹1.16 million (~$15,469), and the period of completion is 180 days. The output power of the system should be 8 kW.
Earlier, MES issued a tender for a 500 kW rooftop solar power project at Indian Naval Air Station at Rajali in Tamil Nadu. The estimated cost of the project is ₹27.5 million (~$386,881). The period of completion was divided into five phases, where each phase comprises 12 months.
Previously, MES had tendered a 1 MW solar project to be developed at GE Panaji, Goa. The scope of work included design, engineering, supply, erection, installation, and commissioning of the project.
Nithin is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Reuters News, he has covered oil, metals and agricultural commodity markets across global markets. He has also covered refinery and pipeline explosions, oil and gas leaks, Atlantic region hurricane developments, and other natural disasters. Nithin holds a Masters Degree in Applied Economics from Christ University, Bangalore and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai.