CEL Seeking Partners for Implementation of KUSUM Scheme in Rajasthan

CEL is seeking a pre-bid tie-up for the commissioning of distributed solar systems for agriculture consumers under the KUSUM scheme in Rajasthan

CEL KUSUM Rajasthan

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible firms for forming a pre-bid tie-up for the commissioning of distributed grid-connected solar systems for solarisation of agriculture consumers under Component C of MNRE’s Rs 34,422 crore Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Uthan Mahabhiyan KUSUM scheme during 2019-20 in Rajasthan Discoms on pilot basis.

Component-C of the scheme involves the solarisation of 10 lakh grid-connected pumps. Under this component, individual farmers having a grid-connected agriculture pump will be supported to solarise pumps. Solar PV capacity up to two times of pump capacity in kW is allowed under the scheme. CFA similar to that under the component-B of the scheme will be applicable.

The purpose of the pre-bid tie-up tender is to obtain bids from interested bidders to enable CEL’s participation in the tender for the work of design, survey, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and 5 years comprehensive maintenance of distributed grid-connected solar PV systems for the Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited,

The successful bidder selected through this tender will sign a pre-bid tie-up agreement and pre-contract integrity pact with CEL. CEL will submit its proposal to the customer based on the techno-commercial proposal obtained from the successful bidder.

The scope of work for the contractors under this tender covers design, survey, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and 5 years comprehensive maintenance of the distributed systems for solarisation of agriculture consumers on a pilot basis on select agriculture feeders in Rajasthan.

The last date for bid submission is November 18, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. All interested bidders must also submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 4 lakh along with their bids. Micro & Small Enterprise registered with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, are exempted from submission of EMD.

To be eligible for participating in the bidding process, the bidder must have the annual turnover (in any the last three financial year) of at least 1/3 of bid value (~ Rs 2 crore). Additionally, the bidders must have experience of execution of supply, installation and maintenance of grid-connected / off-grid solar PV systems (solar pumps, SPV Power Plants, Mini-grid) in rural areas amounting to value at least equal to estimated project cost during last Five years [i.e. 2014-15 to 2018-19].

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com 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 iamrenew.com.