Rajasthan Electronics Invites Bids for 7,000 Monocrystalline Solar Modules
The last date to submit bids is October 21, 2021
The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the government of India and the government of Rajasthan, invited bids to procure 7,000 solar modules of minimum 380 W made from 72 monocrystalline solar cells.
The last date to submit bids is October 30, 2021. The bids will be opened on the same day.
Bidders are not required to furnish an earnest money deposit for this tender.
The successful bidder must deliver the modules within 75 days from the contract’s start in three tranches.
The successful bidder must also provide a warranty of ten years and free replacement against manufacturing defects. The solar module’s peak watt capacity should not be less than 90% at the end of 10 years and 80% at the end of 25 years.
The solar modules must perform satisfactorily between 10°C and +85°C and withstand harsh environmental conditions and wind speeds up to 130 kilometers/hour on the panel surface. Every module should comply with International Electrotechnical Standards (IEC). No negative power tolerance would be accepted.
The modules should be 100% potential induced degradation tolerant and have more than 25 years of service life. The minimum efficiency of modules should be over 18%. The glass used for modules should be of high transmission, low iron, toughened with a minimum thickness of around 3.2 mm.
According to the tender document, only Class-I, and Class-II local suppliers, as per Make in India order 2017, will be eligible to participate in the competitive bidding process. However, eligible micro and small enterprises will be allowed to participate in the tender.
Micro and small enterprises and original equipment manufacturers are exempt from the average turnover criteria. Micro and small enterprises are exempt from experience criteria. However, module manufacturers should be listed in the ‘Approved List of Models and Manufacturers’ issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
A micro and small enterprise will be awarded 25% of the total quantity if it quotes below the lowest bid (L1)+15% and matches the lowest bid.
Earlier this month, REIL invited bids to supply 3,000 mono or polycrystalline solar modules of 320 W under the domestic content requirement category.
Mercom had earlier reported that REIL issued a rate contract tender for 8,000 monocrystalline or polycrystalline solar modules of 160W, 320W, 325W, and 340W.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, REIL has issued tenders to procure 102,610 solar modules to date.
Harsh Shukla is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Indian Express, he has covered general interest stories. He holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune.