Tender Issued for Solar Home and Street Lighting Systems in Karnataka’s Mandya District

The deadline for the submission of bids is October 3, 2019


The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has floated a tender for solar-powered home and street lighting systems in H.Kodihalli village of Mandya district.

The last date for the submission of bids is October 3, 2019.

The estimated cost of the project is ₹3.5 million (~$49,131) including Goods and Service Tax.

Interested bidders will need to pay a sum of ₹72,000 (~$1,010) as the earnest money deposit (EMD).

The scope of work includes the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of the solar home lighting and street lighting systems along with five years of warranty and maintenance.

The interested bidders must visit and analyze the site conditions before quoting their price. The bidders are also expected to design, manufacture, and supply the materials to match the site condition.

As per the tender, the solar home lighting systems (Model-V) should consist of 40W of solar PV modules; two white LED luminaires of 6W each and one wall-mounted DC fan of 10W, module mounting structure, wires, and cables as specified in the technical specifications.

As far as the solar street lighting system is concerned, the tender states that it should consist of 75W of solar PV modules, with a minimum 12.8V, 30 AH capacity of lithium ferro phosphate battery, 12W white LED luminaire, control electronics, interconnecting wires and cables, and module mounting hardware.

An interested bidder should be either solar PV system integrator or a manufacturer in India of at least one of the major components to be deployed in the solar PV system.

The technical experience specified by KREDL is that the bidder should have executed similar works in the last five years. The bidder should have been involved in the supply, installation and commissioning of solar inverter chargers, solar home lighting systems, solar pump, solar standalone street lighting system and solar power projects with battery and without battery of minimum solar capacity of 10 kW (50% of tender solar panel capacity) either at the state or central government-run organizations.

Also, the bidder should have executed at least one similar work of value not less than ₹1.8 million (~$25,267)

The bidder should also have achieved a minimum annual turnover of ₹3.6 million (~$50,535) in any two financial years in the last five years.

Previously, it was reported that KREDL had invited bids for solar-powered fans and lights for 900 Anganawadi buildings across the state.

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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.