Tender Issued to set up 80 Electric Vehicle Chargers Across India

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Convergence Energy Services (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), has invited bids to select vendors for location survey, planning, design, engineering, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of 80 units of CCS2 50/60 kW electric vehicle chargers across multiple locations in India.

Successful vendors must provide three years of comprehensive on-site warranty and annual maintenance of the chargers for up to ten years.

The last day to submit the bids is August 10, 2022. Bids will be opened on the same day.

Bidders must pay a non-refundable fee of ₹25,000 (~$313) towards the cost of the bidding documents. They must also remit an earnest money deposit of ₹3.49 million (~$43,791). The successful bidder must submit a contact performance guarantee equivalent to 3% of the project within 28 days of the issue of the work order.


Bidders should be manufacturers of EV chargers for at least three years. Startups should have existed from the last financial year. Bidders must have supplied at least 24 CCS2 EV chargers of 50KW or above in the last three years to government departments, public sector undertakings, or distribution companies.

Bidders must have an average annual turnover of ₹52.47 million (~$658,384) in the last three financial years ending FY 2021-22. Their net worth in FY 2021-22 should not be less than 100% of paid-up share capital.

If prices quoted by participating micro and small enterprises (MSEs) fall within the price band of L1+15%, such MSEs will also be allowed to supply 25% of the total tendered quantity by bringing down their prices to LI prices. If more than one such MSE quotes within the L1+15% range, the supply will be shared proportionately, subject to the condition that such MSEs match the L1 price.

If the order execution is delayed, liquidated damages equivalent to 0.5% of the value of the unexecuted portion of work for each week of delay and part thereof, subject to a maximum of 5% of the contract’s total value, will apply.

CESL had earlier issued a request for proposal to install and maintain 810 EV charging stations for four-wheelers on 16 highways and expressways across India.

Minister of State for Heavy Industries Krishan Pal Gurjar recently approved 2,877 EV charging stations in 68 cities across 25 states and union territories under the second phase of the FAME-II program.