Kasturba Health Society Issues Tender for Solar Pack and Rooftop Solar System

The project will be installed at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences


Maharashtra’s Kasturba Health Society has issued a tender for an on-grid solar power pack of 50 kW and a 75 kW rooftop solar.

The solar system will be installed at the MCH building of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS) at Sevagram in Wardha, Maharashtra.

The last date for the submission of bids is October 30, 2019.

The bidders need to pay ₹22,000 (~$308) as the earnest money deposit (EMD) to participate in this tender.

According to the tender, interested bidder’s average annual turnover during the last three years should be at least 50% of the estimated cost mentioned in the tender, and the bidder should have a valid channel partner of the Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA).

The bidder should have successfully completed similar works during the last three years, with a minimum single work of ₹2.5 million (~$35,050).

The scope of work includes the installation of a hybrid inverter with an inbuilt controller or a variable frequency drive controller with the complete solar panel. The solar pack should run for 10 hours/ day.

The time for the completion of the project is six months, with a maintenance period of one year.

Recently, the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) also invited Expressions of Interest from bidders to set up 10 MW of solar projects at the National Cancer Institute located at Badsa in the state of Haryana.

Previously, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow installed 1.1 MW of solar projects, which will help the institute save approximately ₹6 million (~$85,646) annually in energy expenditure. Out of the total capacity, 312 kW is a ground-mounted installation.

Previously, Mercom published an article that analyzed how solar power – and not black coal – is beginning to power classrooms, hospitals, dormitories and canteens of multitudes of educational institutions across the country.

Anjana is a news editor at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, she held roles of senior editor, district correspondent, and sub-editor for The Times of India, Biospectrum and The Sunday Guardian. Before that, she worked at the Deccan Herald and the Asianlite as chief sub-editor and news editor. She has also contributed to The Quint, Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express, Reader’s Digest (UK edition), IndiaSe (Singapore-based magazine) and Asiaville. Anjana holds a Master’s degree in Geography from North Bengal University, and a diploma in mass communication and journalism from Guru Ghasidas University, Bhopal.