Himachal Pradesh Tenders for 10000 Solar PV Lanterns

HIMURJA has issued a tender for the supply of approximately 10000 solar PV Lanterns for distribution to the beneficiaries in Himachal Pradesh.

The Himachal Pradesh Government Energy Development Agency (HIMURJA) has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible firms for the supply of approximately 10000 solar PV Lanterns (LED type) for distribution to the beneficiaries in the state.

The general scope of work for the contract will include the supplying of 10,000 solar lanterns to the beneficiaries of the State. The material will be supplied at the District/ Block level from where it will further be distributed to the beneficiaries. Additionally, the suppliers must provide a warranty period of five years which will commence from the date of receipt of the material by Project Officer. During the warranty period, the supplier will carry out preventive, routine and breakdown maintenance of the SPV Lantern including replacement of any components including DC battery, electronics, etc. which goes bad free of cost. 

The last date for submission of bids is February 27, 2020, and the technical bids will be opened on the same date i.e. February 27, 2020. The tentative cost of the project is Rs 2.5 crore, and all bidders must submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 5 lakh along with their bids.

As per the tender document, system integrators under the National Solar Mission (NSM) of solar PV systems or manufacturers of solar Systems, having sufficient experience of installation and commissioning of a minimum of 3000 solar lanterns to other Nodal Agencies/ Government Departments or their organizations are eligible for tendering. Furthermore, the annual turnover of the firm should be not less than Rs 75 lakh for each preceding three years i.e. 2016-17, 2017-18 & 2018-19.

The tender also details that within twenty-one days from the date of issue of the award letter, the successful bidder shall furnish the performance security amount of the value of 10 percent of the total contract value which should be valid for five years beyond the date of supply of the material. The proceeds of the performance security shall be payable to the HIMURJA as compensation for any loss resulting from the Supplier’s failure to complete its obligations under the Contract.

The sample of SPV Lantern with modules should be submitted to HIMURJA on the date and time of submission of the tenders. Tenders not accompanied with samples will be rejected out-rightly and will not be opened.

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Ayush Verma

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