PGVCL Issues Tender for Bidirectional Meters for Rooftop Solar

Paschim Gujrat Vij Company Limited (PGVCL) has issued an e-tender for the purchase of single-phased, 5-30 ampere, solar bidirectional static meters having LED display and facility for data downloading from the rooftop solar.

The tender has been issued only for the GST-registered manufacturers who work in India for the purchase of a total of 68245 bidirectional meters. The quantity of the meters has been distributed among PGVCL MGVCL and DGVCL as 42745, 18000, and 7500, respectively.

The last date to submit the techno-financial bids online is June 17, 2021, while the last date to submit physical relevant documents is June 23, 2021. Furthermore, the bid opening for the technical bid has been scheduled for June 28, 2021.

Interested bidders are expected to submit a non-refundable tender fee of Rs. 8850. However, the Ernest Money Deposit (EMD) is different for MSME and other bidders. the MSME bidder is expected to submit an EMD of Rs. 1,50,000 while others have to pay 2,50,000 for the same.

Bidders are requested to submit four samples (bidirectional meters) as per technical specifications and GTP along with adequate software in the form of CD and appropriate cables for downloading the data from the meter to BCS. They have also been told to submit complete flow chart details of software installation and meter data downloading procedures in hard copy with tender meter samples. The samples are to be submitted to the Deputy Engineer (RSO), Regional Store Officer, Dudhsagar Road, Rajkot before the due date and time of the relevant document’s physical submission.

Testing of sample meters will be carried out at any third-party Government Approved lab at Electrical Research and Development Association (ERDA), Vadodara, or any other Government approved/NABL accredited laboratory decided by PGVCL. The Bidders shall execute Agreement within 20 days from the date of issue of Letter of Acceptance (LoA) if not, LOA will be canceled immediately. Interested bidders can download the tender documents and specification from https://pgvcl.nprocure.com

Gujrat has had a strong run in terms of adding solar power recently. It has more than 60 percent of the total rooftop solar installations in the country as of now. According to a report, India added 883MW of rooftop solar in the first nine months of 2020 despite COVID-19 and implementations of lockdown, and Gujrat has taken this toll up.

The western state was able to add significant capacity in part because of the Surya Urja Rooftop Yojana – Gujarat, a major government incentive program in the region that targets solar rooftops for eight lakh – or 0.8 million – residential consumers by March 2022. The scheme allows consumers to claim a state subsidy of 40 percent for solar installations up to 3kW, and 20 percent for 3kW-10kW.

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Bhoomika Singh

Bhoomika is a science graduate, with a strong interest in seeing how technology can impact the environment. She loves covering the intersection of technology, environment, and the positive impact it can have on the world accordingly.

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