Rajasthan Electronics Issues Tender for 750 kW of Solar Projects for EV Charging Stations

The charging stations will be set up along the Delhi-Jaipur-Agra-Delhi highway and Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai highways


Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), has issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) for 25 units of 30 kW (25*30=750 kW) grid-connected solar photovoltaic (SPV) power projects, either rooftop or ground-mounted, for electric vehicle charging stations in selected highways or cities. The selected highways and cities include Delhi-Jaipur-Agra-Delhi highway and Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai highway.

The bid submission deadline is August 9, 2019. The tender opening date is August 10, 2019. The earnest money deposit (EMD) required to participate in this tender is ₹90,000 (~$ 1,272).

The eligibility criteria require the bidders to have experience in the installation and commissioning of at least one project of 30 kW and cumulative 100 kW grid-connected SPV power project systems. The bidder must have experience in operation and maintenance (O&M) of SPV power project systems for a year. The average annual financial turnover during the last three years must be at least 30% of the estimated cost of ₹4.5 million (~$63,605).

The tender document specifies that only those contractors who are registered with REIL for the installation and commissioning of solar systems can quote against this tender.

Scope of Work:

The scope of work for the winning bidder involves the installation, commissioning, and one-year warranty for the grid-connected project. The contractor will also be required to safely transport the material to the project site from the REIL. The bidder will also be involved in fixing SPV modules, mounting structure and accessories, string inverter, installation of a solar meter, lighting arrestor, cables, and wiring of the projects.

Earlier this year, REIL, a public-sector enterprise operating in the electronics, information technology, and renewable energy segment, had issued a tender to set up 270 electric vehicles charging equipment across various locations in the country.

Previously, the REIL also invited bids for solar power projects for a range of capacities from 250 kW to 3.5 MW at many sites and sub-stations of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited.

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Ramya Ranganath is an Associate Editor and Writer for Mercom Communications India. Before joining Mercom, Ramya worked as a Senior Editor at a digital media supply chain solutions company. Throughout her career, she has developed end-to-end content for various companies in a wide range of domains, including renewables. Ramya holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology and is passionate about environmental issues and permaculture.