The government of Assam has submitted offers for the supply and installation of solar home lighting systems for beneficiaries of a Scheduled Caste (SC) in Assam on the basis of a collective agreement for a period of one year.
The last date for submitting bids is December 24, 2020. The opening of bids will also take place on December 24, 2020.
Interested bidders are required to submit an Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) of £ 500,000 (~ US $ 6,782). The invitation to submit offers is open to manufacturers, brand owners, authorized dealers and dealers.
In order to be able to participate in the tendering process, the bidder must submit his dealer or sales certificate for the production unit concerned. The bidder should have experience in the supply and installation of solar works of at least £ 10 million (~ US $ 135,640) in a single work order.
In relation to the financial criteria, the bidder should have an average annual turnover of GBP 70 million (~ USD 949,481) over the past three financial years.
According to the tender documents, the delivery of all goods covered by an order must begin within 90 days of placing the order and be completed within 150 days from the date of the order.
The locally made solar array cannot be less than 250 Wp, and solar panels should be rated at 12V / 24V. The light sources should be white LEDs up to a maximum of 7 W, and the light output should be at least 25 lux when measured around a circumference of 2.5 m in diameter from a height of 2.5 m.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, a total of seven tenders for 9,446,503 solar lighting systems have been published by various organizations across India to date.
In February of this year, Assam’s urban development department announced a tender to install standalone solar LED street lighting systems with seven meter galvanized octagonal masts in the city. The lighting systems were to be installed in the local municipal bodies of Assam, which were divided into four zones.
Earlier, Mercom reported that the Ministry of Roads and Highways had filed an application to provide a solar hybrid street lighting system on Assam’s Dhola-Sadiya Bridge across the Brahmaputra River.
Rakesh is a reporter at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, he held many roles as business correspondent, editorial assistant, senior editor and editor at bcfocus.com, CIOReview / Silicon India, Connect Communication and Bangalore Bias. Rakesh holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). More articles from Rakesh Ranjan.