TN Tenders for Over 40,000 Houses to get SPV Lighting Systems, Madurai to get 1920

TN Tenders for Over 40,000 Houses to get SPV Lighting Systems, Madurai to get 1920

Tamil Nadu has issued 38 tenders for the supply and installation of LED-based SPV home lighting systems at well over 40,000 homes across multiple districts

Tamil Nadu SPV Lighting

The state government of Tamil Nadu has issued 38 tenders, inviting bids from eligible vendors for the supply and installation of LED-based Solar Photo Voltaic (SPV) home lighting systems at well over 40,000 homes across multiple districts of the state.

The tenders have been issued under the Chief Minister’s Solar Powered Green House Scheme. The last date for bid submission on all the tenders is September 12, 2019. The techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date or on the following date. Pre-bid meetings have been scheduled between August 19, 2019, and August 30, 2019, for the various district wise tenders to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders.

The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the supply, installation, commissioning and 5 years comprehensive maintenance of the LED-based standalone SPV home lighting systems. The successful bidder(s) will be required to set up office cum service and repair centres in the district. And shall work closely with the District  Rural Development Agency (DRDA) in implementing the above work and ensure the success of the programme within the stipulated time of 6 months from date of handing over of ready to install houses.

The tender for Madurai district has been floated for 1920 houses to get the lighting systems. The pre-bid meeting for the tender has been scheduled for August 30, 2019. The estimated cost of the Madurai project is Rs 5.76 crore, and all the bidders must submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 5.76 lakhs or 1 percent of the project cost.

To be eligible, the bidders be a registered manufacturer of solar PV system or a PV System Integrator in existence for at least past three audited years. And, the bidders shall only use SPV modules that are manufactured in India. The bidders should have supply and installation experience of 150 Solar Home Lighting systems in the last three years in India (SPV systems installed minimum 3 months prior to the date of bid submission will only be considered) & these systems shall be working satisfactorily.

Financially, the bidders should have a minimum turnover of Rs 3 crore in any one of the last three financial years.

Recently, we had reported that as many as 10,933 green houses had been constructed in Madurai district from the year 2011 to 2019 for the people living below the poverty line under the chief minister’s solar-powered green house scheme.

The scheme to build these houses, which are powered by solar energy for the benefit of the people below the poverty line, was introduced by late chief minister J Jayalalithaa in 2011-2012. These houses were built over an area of 300 square feet at a cost of Rs 1.80 lakh and are fully funded by the government. It was proposed that three lakh such houses be constructed across the state at the rate of 60,000 houses per year since the year of launching of the scheme.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at 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