EESL has issued a tender for the procurement of 100 MW solar PV modules for the state of Maharashtra.
The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible vendors for the procurement of 100 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) modules (325 W rated) for the state of Maharashtra.
The last date for bid submission is December 27, 2019, and the techno-commercial bid opening has been scheduled for the same date i.e. December 27, 2019. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for December 13, 2019, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders. All bidders are required to submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 3.3 crore along with their bids as a bid security amount.
However, all MSEs as per GFR 2017 clause 1.1.4 will be exempted from payment of the tender fee and the Bid Security/ Earnest Money Deposit (EMD). As per the tender, 25 percent of the total quantity of the tender is earmarked for MSEs. Out of the 25 percent target of annual procurement from micro and small enterprises owned by Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) entrepreneurs and woman entrepreneurs.
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Recently, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of USD 250 million as part of an assistance package to EESL to expand energy efficiency investments in India. The new ADB project is a sector loan guaranteed by the Government of India, allowing for the undertaking of sub-projects with high readiness and inclusion of newer sub-projects as they are developed. Activities to be undertaken by EESL in eligible states include energy efficiency opportunities not targeted by traditional energy service company investments, such as smart meters, distributed solar photovoltaic systems, and electric vehicles.
In July, Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL) had issued a tender for rate contract for contract manufacturing of crystalline solar PV modules of 75 Wp rating. As per the Notice Inviting Tenders (NIT), the scope of work will include the contract manufacturing of crystalline solar photovoltaic modules of 75 Wp rating, to be made from 36 crystalline silicon solar cells. The quantity specified under the tender is 25,000 units.