Arunachal Pradesh Invites Bids to Commission 500 Solar Water Pumps

The last day to submit the bids is February 23, 2024


Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (APEDA) has invited bids to commission 500 DC solar water pumping systems of 2 HP to 7.5 HP capacity at various locations in the state under the Component B of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) program.

The systems should carry a warranty and include annual maintenance contracts for five years.

The project’s estimated cost is ₹173.95 million (~$2.09 million).

The pumps must be commissioned within 120 days of receiving the work order.

The last day to submit the bids is February 23, 2024. Bids will be opened on the same day.

The quantity and capacity of the pumps required are as follows:

  • 120 units of 2 HP surface pumps
  • 63 units of 2 HP submersible pumps
  • 160 units of 3 HP surface pumps
  • 77 units of 3 HP submersible pumps
  • 35 units of 5 HP surface pumps
  • 35 units of 5 HP submersible pumps
  • 5 units of 7.5 HP surface pumps
  • 5 units of 7.5 HP submersible pumps

Bidders must submit tender fees of ₹5,000 (~$60) and earnest money deposit of ₹3.47 million (~$41,785).

Selected bidders should submit 10% of the total contract value as performance security within 15 days of the issue of the letter of intent.

Bidders must have supplied and installed either 100 solar pumps in the north-eastern states or 500 solar water pumps in any other Indian state to any central government, state government, public sector undertakings, or government agencies within the last three years.

Pump manufacturers must submit documentary evidence such as work completion certificates, award letters, or work orders for supplying solar water pumps to successful bidders who secured contracts through a tender process from either the state or central government.

Bidders must have a minimum cumulative turnover equivalent to the project’s estimated cost during the last three years.

They must submit the latest technical performance test certificate for solar modules, pumps, pump controllers, and connecting cables.

Bidders must have a service center either in Arunachal Pradesh or the nearest place in Assam to attend to the complaints immediately.

If a complaint is not rectified within five days from the date of complaint received, a penalty of ₹500 (~$6)/ pump/ day will be imposed for the first three days, and after that ₹1,000 (~$12)/ pump/ day will be imposed till the pump is put back to satisfactory working condition. This amount will be recovered from the running bills of the bidder.

The pumps should be operated with a solar module array of a minimum capacity of 900 Wp to 22,500 Wp. The power output of individual modules in the array should be at least 300 Wp.

The modules must be warranted for output wattage, which should not be less than 90% of the rated wattage at the end of 10 years and 80% at the end of 25 years.

In September, the Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency invited bids for commissioning off-grid solar water pumping systems of 1 HP -7.5 HP capacities.

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