EESL Tenders for 9.347 Mn Solar Home Lighting Systems for ISA Member Countries

EESL on behalf of ISA has invited bids for the supply of 9,347,000 Solar Home Lighting Systems for installation in the member countries of ISA.

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power, on behalf of International Solar Alliance (ISA) has invited bids from eligible bidders for the supply of 9,347,000 Solar Home Lighting Systems for installation in the member countries of ISA.

The ISA is an international and inter-governmental organization of more than 121 countries having its headquarters in India and the United Nations as the strategic partner. It was jointly launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the French president Emmanuel Macron on November 30, 2015, on the sidelines of COP-21 in Paris.

The scope of work for the selected vendors will include the design, supply, testing of the solar home lighting systems along with five years of warranty services.

The last date for bid submission is October 1, 2020, and the technical bids will be opened on the same date. A  pre-bid meeting has been scheduled to take place on August 6, 2020, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders. All interested bidders will have to submit an earnest money deposit (EMD) of USD 280,410 along with their bids.

As per the tender, the transportation of the solar home lighting systems to the destination within the manufacturer’s country should happen within 90 days from the placement of the order. While for the supply of home lighting systems to destination country ports should take place within 120 days from the placement of the order.

To be eligible the bidders should have been in the business of manufacturing solar home systems or should have been a solar systems integrator for at least five years prior to the bid opening date. And should have experience of supplying at least 140,200 batteries of at least 30 Amp-hour capacity or at least 78 MW of solar modules.

In the case of system integrators, the bidder should have designed, supplied, tested, and commissioned 78 MW of solar projects, including operation and maintenance (O&M) services for three years. Alternatively, the bidder could have designed, supplied, tested, and commissioned 140,200 solar home systems, including O&M, for three years to be eligible for the project.

Financially, the average annual turnover of the bidder in the last three financial years should not be less than Rs Rs 631 crore and the net worth of the bidder in the previous financial year should be not less than 100 percent of the paid-up capital. The bidder should have been profitable in two of the last three fiscals.

In June, EESL had tendered for the procurement of 250 electric vehicles. The vehicles will be procured in two categories the first lot will include 100 electric vehicles with length more than four meters and range of at least 300 km, and the second lot will consist of 150 vehicles with length less than four meters and range of at least 250 km. The tender had been issued under financial assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which will provide financial aid to borrowers under this contract. The last date for bid submission is August 07, 2020.

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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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