REIL Invites Bids to Set Up EV Charging Stations at Eight Locations in Delhi

The last date for the submission of bids is April 23, 2024


Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, has issued a tender for the selection of a charge point operator (CPO) to set up electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across eight New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) sites.

The scope of work includes location survey and identification, planning, supply, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance, and on-site comprehensive warranty of EV charging equipment for ten years.

The selected bidder must install at least one 60 kW dual EV charger per location, compatible with a combined charging system or other EV charging standards for widespread compatibility with most EVs.

The rapid EV charging stations are expected to charge various types of EVs, including two-wheelers, three-wheelers, four-wheelers, and electric rickshaws at designated locations.

The last date for the submission of bids is April 23, 2024. Bids will be opened on the same day.

Bidders are exempted from bid document fees and earnest money deposit. The selected bidder should furnish a performance bank guarantee of ₹4.32 million (~$51,781.14) within seven days from the date of signing.

Bidders should pay the upfront amount (non-refundable) towards project management and administration charges to REIL.

Bidders will be responsible for developing and investing in the upstream electrical infrastructure for the charging station, including transformers, ring main units, cables, installation, load enhancement, and obtaining new electrical connections from DISCOM, covering one-time and recurring expenses such as data charges, maintenance, and workforce for operation if necessary.

They will also be tasked with installing a waterproof canopy, barricades, lighting arrangements, security systems, and any other necessary constructions to ensure the satisfactory functioning of the EV charging station.

Bidders should also deploy qualified human resources, necessary tools, logistics, spares, and consumables during the supply, installation, commissioning, and operation & maintenance (O&M) of EV charging stations or any related infrastructure developed as part of the agreement for a period of 10 years from the agreement’s signing date.

They should have experience in the automobile sector and/or EV charging infrastructure, which may include e-mobility or involvement in the supply, business, or operation of EV charging infrastructure.

Bidders should demonstrate experience in supplying, installing, commissioning, and maintaining a minimum of 50 EV charging stations for a period of at least one year from the date of the publication of the tender.

They should have experience with at least 20 EV charging stations in government departments or on the premises.

The average annual turnover of the bidders in the preceding three financial years should be a minimum of ₹4.32 million (~$51,781.14), and the net worth of the company in the last financial year (2023-24) must be positive.

Bidders should have a support network for operating the EV charging infrastructure in New Delhi and must not be blacklisted by any Central Government, State Government Organization, or any other Public Sector Organizations.

The previous seven years’ experience of the bidders should meet one of the following criteria:

In 2022, REIL issued terms of reference for appointing a consulting firm for the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules.

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