REIL Issues Tender For Setting Up 270 EV Charging Stations in India

The last date of bid submission is March 15, 2019.

REIL 270 EV Charging Stations

The Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL) has issued a tender for setting up of 270 EV charging stations across India.

The brief scope of work for the selected bidders will include the supply, erection and commissioning of seventy AC (Smart) Charging Equipment (Bharat AC 001) in Ranchi, Bengaluru, Goa, Shimla, Hyderabad, Agra, and a hundred and seventy DC (Fast) Charging Equipment (Bharat DC 001) and thirty DC Fast Charger 100 KW with 3 Guns (CCS, CHAdeMO and AC Type 2) on the Jaipur-Agra-Delhi highway and Pune-Mumbai Highway and cities.

The last date of bid submission is March 15, 2019, and the opening of technical bids has been scheduled for March 16, 2019. A pre-bid meeting will be held on March 5, 2019, to address the concerns raised by prospective bidders.

All bidders will have to submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 10 lakhs along with the bids.

The successful bidder will provide comprehensive maintenance services for a period of five years from the date of installation. According to REIL, quarterly preventive maintenance of EV charging station will also be carried out by the bidders to ensure satisfactory operation of the system.

REIL has made it mandatory for the bidders to open an authorised service center equipped with a qualified workforce and required spares at all locations before the supply and installation of the EV charging system.

During the contract duration, at bidder’s cost, REIL will also conduct additional type tests at ARAI- accredited laboratory to maintain its check on the supplied product. The random sample for such tests would be identified by REIL and can be from the manufacturing/supply chain or customer facility.

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Recently, the government issued a set of guidelines to set up charging stations for electric vehicles across the country, outlining ways to build such fuelling points every 25 km. According to the Union Housing an Urban Affairs Ministry, the government expects 25 percent of the total vehicles on roads will be electric vehicles by 2030, necessitating to erect robust electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across the country.

The ministry has made amendments to the Model Building Bye-laws (MBBL) 2016 and Urban Regional Development Plans Formulation and Implementation (URDPFI) Guidelines 2014, making provisions for establishing EV charging infrastructure.

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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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