REIL has tendered for solar plants with capacities ranging from 250 kW to 2 MW or more at various locations in Maharashtra
Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL), a central public sector enterprise, has issued a tender, inviting bids from interested parties for the installation of solar PV power plants with capacities ranging from 250 kW to 2 MW or more at various locations/substations of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) in the state of Maharashtra.
The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the site survey, all design & engineering, procurement & supply of equipment and materials, testing at manufacturers works, inspection, packing and forwarding, supply, receipt, unloading and storage at site, associated civil works, services, permits, licences, installation and incidentals, insurance at all stages, erection, testing and commissioning of the solar power plants. The selected developers will also be required to provide comprehensive operation and maintenance of the plants for a period of 25 years from the date of successful commissioning.
The last date for bid submission is August 12, 2019, and the technical bids will be opened on the following date i.e. August 13, 2019. The date and time of opening of the commercial bids will be intimated to the bidders successful in the technical bid later. The estimated cost of the projects envisioned under the tender is Rs 15 crore, and all bidders will have to submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 15 lakh along with their bids.
To be eligible, the bidder should have a license and experience for electrical 11KV/33KV switchyard/transmission line/ grid-connected systems. And, should also have experience of successfully completing cumulative 3.5MW grid-connected solar power plants during the last five years.
Additionally, the firm should have an annual average turnover of Rs 10 crore in the last three financial years.
As per the tender, PV modules used in grid-connected small solar power plants by considering a linear degradation must be warranted for peak output wattage, which should not be less than 90% at the end of 10 years and 80% at the end of 25 years.
REIL has been involved in nearly all the sectors with its recent tender activity which ranges from EV charging infrastructure setup, solar street lights, manufacturing and supply of solar panels and a solar plus storage project at Andaman and Nicobar Islands.