The estimated cost of the project is Rs 2 crore and the last date for bid submission is April 12, 2019.
The West Assam Milk Producers Cooperative Union Limited (WAMUL) has invited tenders for procurement of solar PV-based Automatic Milk Collection units.
The Government of Assam (GoA, through the Government of India, has received a line of credit of $200 million from the World Bank for implementation of the Assam Agribusiness & Rural Transformation Project (APART). And now, WAMUL which is the implementing agency for the dairy formal milk sector under the APART project intends to utilise a part of the credit towards procuring solar PV-based Milk Collection Units.
The scope of the tender includes the design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 145 collection units for village level use and 6 collection units for BMC centre use. The winning bidders will also be required to provide three years of comprehensive warranty support.
The last date of bid submission is April 12, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on April 15, 2019. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 2 crores and all bidders must submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 2 lakhs along with their bids.
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Recently, the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) has issued a tender inviting bid from eligible bidders for the implementation of 7 MW of grid-connected solar rooftop projects for social and institutional buildings in the state under the RESCO model.
These rooftop projects will be developed under the central financial assistance (CFA) program of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). With the launch of the second phase of the grid-connected rooftop solar program in India, 38 GW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV capacity is expected to be installed in the coming years. The central government has laid out Rs 118.14 billion as CFA for capacity building, service charges, and incentives to distribution companies (DISCOMs).