The Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) has issued a tender to list solar components on a rate contract basis. The bidders must list on ANERT’s e-marketplace (www.BuyMySun.com) to supply components to solar projects in Kerala.
The last date to submit the bids is October 23, 2021. Bids will be opened on October 25.
Bidders will have to pay a registration fee of ₹25,000 (~$336). The original equipment manufacturers (OEM) listed with ANERT will not be required to pay the registration fee.
The successful bidder will have to submit an amount of ₹100,000 (~$1,346) as a performance security deposit having a validity of 12 months from the date of the agreement.
The bidder must supply the items within three weeks from the issue of the supply order.
Only OEMs or direct distributors of the OEMs are eligible to participate in the tender. The components supplied should be from the models listed by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM).
The selected bidders will be provided an opportunity to list their components on the e-marketplace of ANERT – www.BuyMySun.com for easy procurement by the general public, state public sector units, and other stakeholders. ANERT will issue supply orders for the projects directly executed by ANERT at the rate quoted on a rotational basis.
The approximate quantity that will be required during the rate contract period is listed in the table below. Bidders are required to submit rates for this capacity per unit.
The bidder should be in business for the last two years and have service centers in Kerala. The bidder should provide a warranty for the components and submit an undertaking to provide service support during the entire warranty period.
For the supply of modules, the bidder should have a minimum manufacturing capacity of 10 MW within India and should have supplied at least 25 MW for projects within India. Any central or state government department should not have blacklisted the bidder as on the bid opening date.
The bidder should have a positive net worth in at least two of the last five financial years. The bidder’s minimum average annual turnover during any two of the previous five years must be at least ₹20 million (~$269,258).
For solar inverters, the bidder should have a minimum manufacturing capacity of 10 MW within India and supplied at least 20 MW for projects. The financial criteria remain the same for modules.
For batteries, the bidder should have a minimum manufacturing capacity of 25 MWh within India and should have supplied at least 30 MWh for projects. For lithium battery manufacturers, the limit is 10 MWh. The financial criteria remain the same.
Last October, ANERT invited bids from empanelled agencies for the rate contract of 10 MW of solar power projects.
Earlier, ANERT had issued a request for selection (RfS) for 6 MW of grid-connected ground-mounted solar systems in Palakkad, Kerala.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, ANERT has so far floated nearly 30 MW of solar tenders.
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.