EESL subsidiary floats tender for solar home lighting systems in Goa

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has submitted offers for the design, manufacture, delivery, installation and commissioning of 151 solar conditioning units, solar street lights and six solar house lighting systems in various households in Goa.

The successful bidder must also take care of the operation and maintenance of the systems for five years.

The systems will be installed as part of the remote village electrification program.

The tenderer should ensure that the systems are installed and commissioned within 120 days of receiving the work order.

The last date for submitting bids online is April 28, 2021. Bids will open on the same day.

The successful bidder should provide a bank guarantee for 3% of the contract value within 28 days of the award.

Only local class I and local class II suppliers can participate in this tender. The requirement for the local content to categorize a bidder as a “local class I supplier” is at least 50%. For Class II suppliers, the minimum local content requirement is 20%.

The bidder should have a certificate of experience for the planning, delivery and installation of solar systems with an output of at least 100 kW. The bidder should have performed similar work for government departments, public sector companies or private companies in the past three years. The tenderer should have a single work order of £ 4.8 million (~ US $ 63,715) or two work orders of £ 3 million (~ US $ 39,822) or three work orders of £ 2.4 million (~ 31,857 USD).

The bidder’s average annual sales for the past three financial years should be at least £ 1.8 million (~ $ 23,893) and net assets should be at least 100% of the paid-up share capital. The bidder should have been profitable in two of the past three fiscal years.

The bidder should also set up a field service to ensure customer service in Goa.

The Micro and Small Business (MSE) benefits and facilities will be available. Of the 25% purchase preference for MSEs, 3% is reserved for women-owned MSEs and 4% of the total is reserved for MSE companies owned by Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes.

Last December, the Goa Energy Development Agency submitted tenders to install solar home lighting systems in various households across the state. The solar systems should be installed as part of the electrification program for remote villages. A total of 151 power conditioning units, six solar home lighting systems and 58 solar street lights were to be installed as part of the program.

Previously, the EESL had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Goa Ministry of New and Renewable Energies to implement India’s first convergence project in the state. EESL will provide solarized agricultural feeders, battery storage systems and LED street lights in local villages as part of its convergence initiative.

Rakesh is a reporter at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, he held many roles as business correspondent, editorial assistant, senior editor and editor at, 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.

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