Haryana float offer for LED based solar home systems
The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has issued a tender for the supply, installation and commissioning of 11,241 solar home systems for the Anganwadi centers in Haryana and 4,300 systems solar home lighting to be installed statewide. The successful bidder will also be required to provide a five-year warranty for the entire system.
Anganwadi centers are government funded rural day care centers in India.
Solar home systems help provide a cost effective mode of power supply for lighting and appliances to remote off-grid households.
The deadline for submitting bids online is July 5, 2021 and bids will be opened on the same day.
Interested bidders will be required to submit 200,000 (~ $ 2,737) as a down payment (EMD). Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) based in Haryana, start-ups and companies in the central or Haryana public sector would not be required to submit an EMD amount to participate in the tender.
Haryana-based MEPs will be required to pay 0.2% of the contract value as a performance bond. Other Haryana-based companies will have to pay 2% of the contract value as a performance bond. Successful bidders from other states and Union territories will be required to pay 3% of the contract value as a performance bond.
The deadline for the supply, installation and commissioning of the project was set at three months from the date of the work order.
To participate in the bidding process, the Bidder must be a manufacturer of solar modules, solar cells, lithium batteries or a system integrator. The bidder must submit a complete system test report on their behalf issued by one of the Departments of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) or the Council national accreditation for Laboratory accredited by the Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) as of April 1, 2018. Offers without a valid test report will be categorically rejected, the tender document added.
The bidder must have entered into similar contracts costing 40% or more of the estimated value of the bid, or 153.6 million yen (approximately $ 2.1 million) in the past three fiscal years.
The bidder’s minimum average annual turnover must be 30% of the estimated bid value of 115.2 million yen (approximately $ 1.58 million) in the past three fiscal years. The bidder must have positive net worth over the past three fiscal years.
The tender document specifies that the solar modules used in the project must be manufactured in the country and have locally manufactured solar cells. Solar modules must be made of crystalline silicon solar cells and have a Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certificate for IS 14286 and IS 61730 (Part-I, Part II).
Solar modules must meet the latest specifications prescribed by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energies (MNRE). Models and manufacturers of solar modules must be from the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) published by the MNRE.
All other major components must also be manufactured locally, and the bidder must not be blacklisted by any government organization, agency, public sector company, or other autonomous organization.
The successful bidder will be required to open at least one division-level service center in its area of ââoperation in Haryana and maintain an inventory of required parts at the service facility.
The peak watt capacity of the solar modules should not be less than 90% after ten years and 80% after 25 years.
Purchase preference will be given to approved sources, including central public sector or Haryana State companies, provided that that approved source participates in the bidding process and the prices offered by the approved source are within 10% of the lowest acceptable price.
In March of this year, the Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, announced the budget for 2021-2022, which provided for the installation of 12,000 solar LED street lights in rural areas. Five thousand of these lights will use 12W LEDs, while 1,000 high pole LED solar lights will include CCTV cameras.
Previously, the state of Haryana had issued a tender for the purchase of 20,938 LED-based solar home systems for Anganwadi centers in the state.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, a total of seven tenders have been issued to date for 9,446,503 solar lighting systems by different organizations across India.
Rakesh is a journalist at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, he held numerous positions as Business Correspondent, Associate Editor, Senior Content Editor and Sub Editor at bcfocus.com, CIOReview / Silicon India, Verbinden Communication and Bangalore Bias. Rakesh holds a BA in English from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). More articles by Rakesh Ranjan.