CEL Tenders for Supply of 2 Million Multi-Crystalline Solar Cells

Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible bidders for the supply of 2 million multi-crystalline solar cells.

Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible bidders for the supply of 2 million multi-crystalline 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 July 9, 2020, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date.

As per the provisions of the tender, 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. 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.

And the vendors should have a minimum of 5 MW per annum in-house production capacity.

As per the tender, 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.

Furthermore, 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.

Any material supplied against order place on basis of this tender and found to be defective on inspection or differing from approved samples or make or specifications will be replaced by the supplier free of cost or a full refund made for the amount paid by CEL including freight and insurance and other incidental charges at our discretion.

Recently, the agency had issued a similar tender for supply of three million multi-crystalline solar cells of wattage greater than 4.52 Wp. The last date for bid submission is June 27, 2020, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. As per the tender, only indigenous solar cell manufacturers are eligible to quote bids for the supply tender, and there is no earnest money deposit to be submitted by the bidders.

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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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