EESL Seeks Contractors for Decentralized Solar Projects in Maharashtra
The last date to submit the bids is February 15, 2021
The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has invited bids from approved civil contractors for land development, including site survey, design, site leveling, and fencing including necessary statutory approvals and clearances for decentralized solar power projects in Maharashtra.
Convergence Energy Services Private Limited (CESPL) will be conducting the competitive bidding process.
The last date to submit the bids online is February 15, 2021. Bids will be opened the same day. The pre-bid meeting will take place on February 05.
The tender specifies that 25% of the quantity has been earmarked for micro and small enterprises, of which 4% and 3% have been reserved for procurement from companies owned by scheduled caste (SC) and scheduled tribe (ST), and women entrepreneurs, respectively.
The successful bidder will have to submit 10% of the contract price as the performance security deposit.
To participate in the competitive bidding process, the bidder should have been in existence for the last three financial years and have an office for the past year in Maharashtra. The bidder should also be an approved civil contractor of the distribution company (DISCOM) or public works department (PWD) and possess a civil contractor license.
The average annual turnover of the bidder in each participating district for the last three financial years:
The bidder should not have suffered any financial loss in any two of the last three financial years. The bidder’s net worth in the last financial year should not be less than 100% of the paid-up share capital.
EESL has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of New and Renewable Energy (DNRE) of Goa to carry out feasibility studies to implement the decentralized solar energy projects in the state.
EESL will utilize the land provided by gram panchayats or electricity boards to install around 100 MW of decentralized ground-mounted solar power projects, which will be used for agricultural pumping. The solar projects, with capacities between 500 kW to 2 MW, will be installed near substations that will allow the distribution companies to supply power during the day time and decrease transmission losses.
Earlier, EESL invited bids to empanel consultants for a detailed project report for solar power projects in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, and northeastern states.
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