BSNL Tenders for Supply of GPON, EMS, Solar Power Equipment with VRLA Batteries

State-owned telecom major Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has floated tender inviting eligible bidders for supply, installation, integration, commissioning and maintenance of GPON equipment, EMS and solar power equipment with VRLA batteries.

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As per the tender details, the successful bidder will have to connect 588 OLT sites to 7360 ONTs at gram panchayats. However, BSNL mentioned that these quantities are estimated and it can vary the quantity to the extent of -25 percent to +25 percent of specified quantity at the time of issue of APO without any change in unit price or other terms & conditions.

Besides, the provisions under section 10 (d) of public procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order 2017 will also be applicable for this tender i.e. ‘If a Nodal Ministry is satisfied that Indian suppliers of an item are not allowed to participate and/or compete in procurement by any foreign government, it may, if it deems appropriate, restrict or exclude bidders from that country from eligibility for procurement of that item and/or other items relating to that Nodal Ministry’.

Moreover, the Integrity Pact Program is implemented for this tender for which signing of Integrity Pact is mandatory for the purchaser and bidder.

The earnest money deposited (EMD) is fixed at Rs 2 crore, while the tender fee is Rs 10,000 excluding 18 percent GST.

The interested bidders can start submitting their bids from May 20, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. onwards, however, they can download tender document starting from May 13, 2020.

The last date and time for tender document download and bid submission is June 02, 2020, up to 11:30 a.m., whereas the bid opening date is June 03, 2020, at 12:00 p.m.

For the eligibility criteria, the bidder company will be registered & incorporated in India under the Companies Act, 1956/2013. It will have an annual average turnover of Rs. 50 crore during the last 3 financial years i.e. 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19.

Besides, the bidder can be an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) or an SI (System integrator) duly authorized by the OEM through a consortium agreement between the SI and OEM. Moreover, he can also be a Transfer of Technology (TOT) partner of OEM of GPON equipment with the valid agreement.

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In February this year, BSNL has signed an MoU with world’s largest energy service company (ESCO) Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) to install 1,000 public electric vehicles (EV) charging stations in a phased manner on BSNL sites spread across India.

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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