CESL Floats O&M Tender for 31 EV Charging Stations in Noida

The last date to submit bids is March 15, 2024


Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) has invited bids for selecting a managed service partner for the operations, management, maintenance, and security of 31 public service electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Noida.

The bidder will be responsible for seamlessly managing the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)  public EV charging stations.

The last date to submit bids is April 15, 2024. Bids will be opened on the same day.

Bidders must furnish a bid security or Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) of ₹1.78 million ($21,447) and a bid document fee of ₹25,000 ($301).

The charging stations include 66 EV chargers of various types comprising four AC-001 (10 kW), 26 DC-001 (15 kW), 28 Combo (82 kW), and eight Combined Charging System 2 (CCS2) (50 kW) chargers.

The selected bidder must cover the provision of all project and equipment as well as installation services required for the design and manufacturing of the project. They must undertake site assessment of all locations in all aspects as required for the development of upstream electrical infrastructure, operations, and management of EV charging infrastructure (including charging stations and related equipment).

The selected bidder must also ensure that the timeline for repair and replacement of defective components or products is completed within 150 days. The replacement will be done through designated Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM).

For three years of the project’s operational requirement, the spare items to be ordered by CESL must be warranted for 7,000 hours of trouble-free operation if used within 18 months of delivery.

The bidder will be solely responsible for the security and maintenance of the public charging stations in Noida.

In November last year, CESL invited bids to select an operator for the procurement, supply, operation, and maintenance of 3,600 electric buses (e-bus) and the development of allied electric and civil infrastructure on gross cost contracting under Pradhan Mantri eBus Sewa initiative.

Recently, the Ministry of Heavy Industries launched the Electric Mobility Promotion Program 2024 with a funding of ₹5 billion (~$60.34 million). The program is scheduled from April 1, 2024, to  July 31, 2024, and targets electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers, including e-rickshaws, e-carts, and L5 category vehicles.