EESL Floats Tender for 29 MW of Polycrystalline Solar Modules

The last date to submit the bids is August 8, 2023


Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) has invited bids for the supply of 28.72 MW of polycrystalline solar modules with a wattage output of 330 Wp and above for solar power projects in Maharashtra.

The last date to submit the bids is August 8, 2023. Bids will be opened on the same day.

Bidders must submit ₹13.04 million (~$158,908) as an earnest money deposit. The successful bidder will have to submit an amount equivalent to 10% of the contract price as a performance security within 28 days after the receipt of the notification of award.

The modules must be delivered within three months from the award notification.

Only Class-I local suppliers will be eligible to bid under this tender. The local content requirement to categorize a supplier as a Class-I local supplier is a minimum of 50%.

Bidders should be manufacturers of solar cells or modules and have experience in manufacturing and supplying at least 8.62 MW of solar modules with a wattage output of 330 Wp and above during the last three years.

Bidders should have an average annual turnover of at least ₹195.6 million (~$2.38 million) during the last three financial years.

Also, they should have liquid assets and evidence of access to or availability of credit facilities of value not less than ₹163 million (~$1.99 million).

The net worth of bidders in the last financial year should not be less than 100% of the paid-up share capital.

If the supplier fails to deliver the material of acceptable quality on time, the supplier will have to pay liquidated damages at 0.5% per week of delay or part of the unexecuted order value, subject to a maximum of 5% of the order value as awarded.

The solar modules should be able to perform satisfactorily in relative humidity up to 85% with temperatures between -40°C to +85°C and withstand adverse climatic conditions, such as high-speed wind with dust and sand particles, saline climatic, and soil conditions.

The modules must be warranted for their output peak watt capacity, which should not be less than 90% at the end of ten years and not less than 80% at the end of 25 years from the commissioning of the solar project.

In September last year, EESL issued a notice inviting tender from contractors to supply 24 MW of solar polycrystalline modules (330 Wp and above) for its decentralized grid-connected solar project in Maharashtra for the solarization of agriculture feeders under the government’s Mukhyamantri Krishi Vahine Yojana.

Earlier, Convergence Energy Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EESL, had invited bids for the design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing, and commissioning of 86 MW of decentralized solar systems ranging from 300 kW to 10 MW at various substations of the Punjab State Power Corporation.

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