CEL Tenders for Supply of 15 Lakh Multi-Crystalline Solar Cells

CEL has issued a tender for the supply of 15 lakh multi-crystalline solar cells of an efficiency greater than 19.6 percent.

Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible vendors and bidders for the supply of multi-crystalline solar cells of an efficiency greater than 19.6 percent. The Public Sector Enterprise has tendered for the supply of 15 lakh solar cells.

As per the tender, the acceptance criteria for the solar cells will include – PERC (5 Bus Bar), Size 157x157mm+-0.25mm, and efficiency > 19.6 percent.

The last date for bid submission is October 16, 2020, and the technical bids will be opened on the same date. There is no earnest money deposit criteria in the tender.

As per the provisions of the tender, only original manufacturers and their authorised representatives are eligible to submit quotations. The supplier will also need to confirm that the supplied modules manufactured using the suppler cells conform to IEC standards, and the same shall be tested by government accredited labs.

Furthermore, CEL reserves the right to enhance the quantity of material ordered by amending the purchase order(s) within a year, if any, awarded on the basis of this tender at the rate and terms and conditions mentioned in such purchase order(s) depending on the production requirement and delegation of power authorised.

The inspection will be done by CEL representatives in CEL premises or supplier’s works. The government agency shall have free access to the supplier’s works during testing and final inspections’ and the vendor shall inform the MMD not less than one week in advance. All testing arrangements shall be the responsibility of the vendor and CEL reserves the right to inspect the material during manufacturing and/or before dispatch as per specifications and test protocols.

Recently, the agency had issued another similar tender for supply of 2 million multi-crystalline solar cells. As per the tender, the acceptance criteria for the solar cells is similar to that in the current tender, which is – PERC (5 Bus Bar), Size 157x157mm+-0.25mm, and efficiency > 19.6 percent.

However, this tender had a special condition that only original domestic manufacturers complying with MNRE notification regarding domestic content requirement (DCR) for domestically manufactured solar PV cells or their authorised representatives are eligible to submit quotations.

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Ayush Verma

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.

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