REIL’s New Tender Calls for Solar Projects Ranging from 250 kW to 3.5 MW in Maharashtra

Projects need to be developed across the state’s power substations


The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has invited bids for solar power projects of capacities ranging from 250 kW to 3.5 MW at various locations and sub-stations of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL).

The last date for submission of bids is August 12, 2019, with the opening of the technical bidding slated for August 13, 2019.

The estimated cost of the work is ₹15 million (~$0.217 million), and the earnest money to be deposited amounts to  ₹15,00,000 (~$21,750).

Under this project, REIL will establish small solar PV projects with capacities ranging between 250 kW to 3.5 MW on open or unused land at various locations and substations of MSEDCL. The land for the implementation of the proposed solar project will be provided to the contractors for project development. The interconnection point for the evacuation of power from the project will be the designated substation at 11 kV level.

The scope of work includes the design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing, transportation, uploading, installation, commissioning, and 25 years of operation and maintenance of these projects.

As far as the eligibility conditions are concerned, the successful bidder should have a license and the work experience for electrical switchyards or transmission lines or grid-connected systems. The bidder should also have the experience of successfully completing a cumulative capacity of 3.5 MW of grid-connected solar power projects in the last five years.

According to REIL, the prospective bidder should have an average turnover of ₹10 million (~$1,45,029). The bidder will also have to supply solar PV modules made by either REIL or Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL). In case the bidder wants to use modules from any other source, prior approval will be required.

Earlier in July, REIL had also announced a tender for manufacturing of 25,000 crystalline solar photovoltaic modules of 75 Wp.

Moreover, as reported by Mercom, it recently issued a tender for the supply, installation, and commissioning of 20,000 standalone off-grid solar LED streetlights across India.

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.