Himachal Pradesh Floats a Tender for 10,000 Solar Lanterns

The last date for the submission of bids is February 27, 2020


The Himachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (HIMURJA) has floated a tender for 10,000 solar lanterns in the state.

The scope of work under the contract includes supplying the solar lanterns (LED type) for distribution to the beneficiaries in the state. The stipulated period for the completion of the work is three months.

The lanterns must come with a five-year warranty, which will commence from the date of receipt. During this period, the supplier has to carry out preventive, routine, and breakdown maintenance of the lanterns.

Interested bidders are expected to make an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹500,000 (~$6,975). The project is expected to cost ₹25 million (~$348,792). The last date for the submission of bids is February 27, 2020.

To be eligible to take part in the competitive bidding process, applicants must have had an annual turnover of ₹7.5 million (~$104,638) in each of the last three years.

They must also be system integrators under the National Solar Mission (NSM) or manufacturers of SPV systems with experience installing at least 3,000 such solar lanterns for other nodal agencies or government departments.

HIMURJA said it would award the contract to the applicant whose bid has been substantially responsive and has been determined as the lowest evaluated bid.

Previously, the Himachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency invited bids for the installation of solar projects at 312 middle schools located in 11 districts of Himachal Pradesh. The project installations will be executed under the state’s “Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan” program.

Earlier, HIMURJA announced a program to develop 28 MW of solar projects in the state. The state invited applicants from within Himachal Pradesh to submit applications for the development of solar projects of sizes ranging from 250 kW to 500 kW. The program is in line with the state’s efforts to increase entrepreneurship among farmers and landowners.


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