Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has invited bids for the supply of 200,000 mono and multicrystalline solar cells with wattage capacity greater than or equal to 4.62 W.
The last date to submit the bids is January 21, 2022. Bids will be opened on January 28.
The cells must be 156×156 ± 1mm or 156.75×156.75 ± 1mm in dimensions and five busbars in length. The thickness of the cell should be 200 +/- 20 µm.
The cells must be vacuum packed in an export-worthy manner to avoid damage during transit in lots of 100 and must be secured tightly in shock-proof thermocol boxes. The cells will be supplied in a power band of 0.05W.
Authorized dealers and distributors are also eligible to quote in the tender.
The total quantity must be supplied in two lots of 100,000 each within two weeks from the delivery clearance.
If the supplied goods are defective, the supplier will be responsible for the replacement against the defective goods.
Vendors who have not supplied these cells earlier should submit a sample of 140 cells free of cost to REIL for evaluation and acceptance before the due date of the tender. New vendors will be considered for a trial order for a maximum quantity of 20%, subject to the approval of the sample and the suitability of the terms and conditions.
If the lowest quoting vendor is an approved vendor and the second-lowest is also an approved vendor to REIL, 100% of the tender quantity would be split amongst the approved vendors only in the ratio of 70:30.
If the vendor fails to deliver the quantity within the stipulated date, it will have to pay liquidated damages at 1% of the value of the items per week, subject to a maximum of 10% of the unit delivered price of each unit so delayed.
REIL has stated that 25% of the tendered quantity had been earmarked for micro and small enterprise (MSE) suppliers. Of this 25% earmarked quantity, 20% has been allocated for procurement from MSEs owned by Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe entrepreneurs.
If the MSE vendor participating in the tender quotes within the price band of L1+15%, they will be allowed to supply the portion of the requirement subject to acceptance of L1 price by the MSE vendor. In the case of more than one such MSE, the supply will be shared proportionately.
Indigenous manufacturers will be given preference for promoting indigenous products subject to meeting quality standards and specifications.
Last October, REIL invited bids to procure 7,000 solar modules of minimum 380 W made from 72 monocrystalline solar cells.
Earlier, REIL had invited bids for the supply of one million monocrystalline or multicrystalline silicon solar cells of wattage output 4.67 W.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, REIL has floated tenders for 8.24 million solar cells as of now.
Rakesh Ranjan 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.