Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments (REIL) has invited bids for contract manufacturing of 7,000 monocrystalline or mono passivated emitter and rear cell (mono PERC) solar modules. The modules should have a minimum output of 380 W.
The last date to submit the bids is September 22, 2021. Bids will be opened on September 23.
The successful bidder will have to submit 5% of the contract value as the performance bank guarantee.
Indian module manufacturers or their authorized dealers and distributors are eligible to place bids. The bidders should be in the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
The solar modules should come with a warranty of ten years from the date of sale to REIL. The output of the solar modules must be at least 90% of the rated power for the initial ten years. The output must be 80% of its rated power after 25 years from the completion of the trial run. Solar modules with a degradation rate of less than 0.7% per year will be considered.
The modules should be 100% potential induced degradation tolerant and comply with IEC-62804. The modules should perform satisfactorily in relative humidity up to 85% and temperature between – 10° C and 85°C. The efficiency of the modules should be greater than 18%.
Cells used in the modules should not have defects like edge chipping, breakage printing defects, and discoloration of the top surface. The modules have to be supplied within two weeks from the delivery clearance issued by REIL.
If the modules are not delivered as per the schedule, a penalty of 1.5% per week will be imposed. The maximum penalty will be 5% of delayed supply.
As per the tender documents, 20% of the tendered quantity has been earmarked for micro and small enterprise (MSE) suppliers. Out of the 20% reserved quantity, 4% will be procured from MSEs owned by Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe entrepreneurs.
MSE vendors quoting within the price band of L1 (lowest bid)+15%, are allowed to supply after accepting the L1 price. If there is more than one such MSE vendor, the supply will be shared proportionately.
Last month, REIL issued a notice inviting a rate contract tender for 8,000 monocrystalline or polycrystalline solar photovoltaic modules of 160W, 320W, 325W, and 340W.
Earlier, REIL had invited bids for the contract manufacturing of 3,250 polycrystalline solar modules. The selected bidders were expected to enter a manufacturing contract for 72-cell polycrystalline solar modules in a 12×6 matrix with wattage output between 305 and 330 Wp.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, REIL has so far floated tenders for 79,610 solar photovoltaic modules.
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.