Kolkata Police Floats Tender for Supply and Maintenance of 200 EVs

The last date for the submission of bids is September 9, 2023


Kolkata Police has invited bids for the supply and maintenance of 200 four-wheeler electric vehicles (EV) with all standard accessories, including regular chargers.

The last date for the submission of bids is September 9, 2023. Bids will be opened on September 14.

The estimated cost of the project, including GST, is valued at ₹440 million (~$5.3 million).

Bidders must submit an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹9 million (~$108,495).

Companies registered as Small Scale Industries/Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and National Small Industries Corporation/ Cottage and Small-Scale Industries may be exempted from submitting EMD if they furnish documentation to substantiate their eligibility.

The successful bidders must provide a payment amount equal to 3% of the complete value of the work order (excluding taxes/GST) in the form of a Performance Bank.

The delivery of the EVs must be completed within 60 days of the work order issuance.

The bidders should have an annual turnover of ₹250 million (~$3 million) during the previous fiscal year.

They should have experience in the relevant field for at least the last three years. They must furnish records such as work completion certificates/payment certificates for carrying out comparable projects, amounting to ~50% of the estimated project cost.

Bidders should also have an adequate number of technically qualified support personnel within their workforce.

The original equipment manufacturer manufacturing the EVs suggested by the bidders must not have been subjected to blacklisting by any State/Central Government Department or Central/State Public Sector Undertakings.

The contractor must provide a comprehensive one-year warranty and an annual maintenance contract (AMC) for four years for all components.

Following the fulfillment of the comprehensive warranty and AMC term, the Kolkata Police might opt for a new AMC with the supplier. Consequently, the bidder should maintain an adequate spare parts inventory even after the warranty period elapses.

The contractor will be responsible for carrying out repairs and rectifying damages identified during the warranty and AMC period at no additional cost.

Recently Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) invited bids for the supply, erection, installation, and commissioning of 20 EV charging stations.

EV sales in India reached 371,340 units in the second quarter of 2023, a year-over-year increase of 66% from 223,293 units.