Tenders Floated for 290,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells Under DCR Category

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the center and the Rajasthan government, has issued two tenders for the supply of multicrystalline solar cells.

The first tender is for a rate contract supply of 150,000 multicrystalline silicon solar cells of 4.5 W output under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category.

Bidders are not required to submit any earnest money deposit to participate in the tender.

The last date to submit the bids is March 20, 2021, and bids will be opened on March 22.


The tender is for the supply of four to five busbar multicrystalline silicon solar cells that are 156*156 ± 1.0 mm or 156.75*156.75 ± 1.0 mm in dimension. The thickness of the solar cells should be 200 +/- 20 µm.

The cells must be free of any cracks, holes, cuts, edge chipping, missing gridlines, smudges, patches, spots, marks, mechanical damage, or color and pattern mismatches.

As per the tender document, the solar cells should be made in India, and the quantity is to be supplied in 1-2 lots within one to two weeks from the date of the rate contract.

The vendors who have not supplied these cells earlier should submit a sample of 140 solar cells free of cost to REIL for evaluation and acceptance before the tender’s due date. New vendors will be considered for trial orders subject to the sample’s approval and suitability of terms and conditions.

If the items’ delivery is not made on time, the party will have to pay liquidated damages at the rate of 1% of the value of the items per week, subject to a maximum of 10%.

The second tender by REIL is for the supply of 140,000 multicrystalline silicon solar cells of 4.67 W output under the DCR category in another tender.

The last date to submit the bids for this tender is March 18, 2021, and bids will be opened on March 19.

The tender is for the supply of five busbar multicrystalline silicon solar cells that are 156*156 ± 1.0 mm or 156.75*156.75 ± 1.0 mm in dimension. The thickness of the solar cells should be 200 +/- 20 µm.

Other factors remain the same as mentioned in the tender above.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, REIL has so far floated tenders for six million solar cells.

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