Nagpur Municipal Corporation Tenders for 40 Electric Buses

Nagpur Municipal Corporation Tenders for 40 Electric Buses

The Nagpur Municipal Corporation has issued an RfP for the selection of bus operators for the procurement of 40 electric buses

Nagpur 40 Electric Buses

The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) for the selection of bus operators for the procurement of fully built pure electric buses and allied electrical and civil infrastructure on the gross contract (GCC) basis for 40 MIDI electric buses.

The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the procurement and further the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the electric buses. The RfP also requires for the selected bidders to develop Charging infrastructure including Development, Supply and Erection of Transformers and all Necessary Electrical systems, sub-systems, accessories and parts as required for charging Infrastructure, Provide Chargers and maintain complete charging infrastructure including civil infrastructure for undertaking preventive and breakdown maintenance at the depots identified by Authority on Gross Cost Contract services in Nagpur under FAME-II scheme.

The Authority intends to deploy electric buses for public transport services within the cities and their nearby satellite suburban towns as per the routes may be decided by the Authority before Commercial Operation Date (COD). The operators will be provided time to assess the designed routes.

The selected bidder may be provided with demand incentives under the FAME-II scheme by NMC. However, it will be the bidders’ responsibility to meet the criteria to avail incentives as per the FAME-II scheme, and the maximum demand incentive available will be Rs 45 lakh. The bidder has to bear the entire initial cost of the electric bus and the subsidy will be subsequently transferred to the bidder. Further, Bidder shall facilitate the Authority to apply and avail subsidy under FAME-India Scheme under Phase -II.

The Authority shall pay for the cost of electricity consumed in charging of electric buses and the same shall be debited to the operator in his monthly bills. The bidder has to submit his quotes per KM cost including electricity charges for charging the buses. 

The last date for bid submission is January 13, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. The date and time of opening of the commercial bids will be intimated to the technically cleared bids later. A  pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for December 24, 2019, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for