NTPC has issued three tenders for the operation of 250 electric buses in three cities of Madhya Pradesh.
NTPC Vidyut Yapar Nigam Limited has issued three tenders, inviting bids from eligible firms for the operation of 250 electric buses in three cities of Madhya Pradesh. The project will be completed under the second phase of the ’Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II) scheme.
The buses will be procured and operated in the cities of Jabalpur, Bhopal, and Indore. The tender will also include the annual maintenance contract (AMC) of all the electric buses for a period of ten years. The bids have been invited for 50 buses for the city of Jabalpur, 100 buses for the city of Bhopal, and 100 buses for the city of Indore. The selected bidders will also be responsible for the regular day to day maintenance activities, providing all other consumables required for the operation, charges, penalties for non-compliance of rules, and all other statutory taxes and duties payable for the uninterrupted operations of the buses.
The scope of the tender under the procurement of the 250 electric buses will include the design, manufacturing, and supply of 250 fully electric AC buses. The tender for Jabalpur has added the scope of manufacturing of the prototype buses and its approval from NVVN and state transport undertaking.
The operation of the electric buses will include the operation of the buses on the given routes as per the statutory rules and regulations in the state, adhering to the time schedules indicated by NVVN and the authorities. NVVN intends to finance the procurement of electric buses through external commercial borrowings, domestic commercial borrowings, and own sources.
The last date for bid submission is November 6, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date for all three tenders. The prospective bidders will have to submit Earnest Money Deposits worth Rs 12.5 lakh for the projects in Indore and Bhopal, and worth Rs 6.25 lakh for the Jabalpur tender.
Recently, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) had floated a tender, inviting bids from eligible bidders for the selection of bus operators for the procurement and operation of 300 air-conditioned electric buses on PPP (BOOT) basis under the FAME-II Scheme.