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Central Electricity Board of Mauritius Invites Bids for Procurement of Solar Kits

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The Central Electricity Board (CEB) of Mauritius has launched an invitation for bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the procurement of solar photovoltaic kits. The bidding process launched through the Government e-Procurement System intends to procure 3000 X 2 kWac grid-tied rooftop solar PV kits.

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Interested bidders are required to submit their bids online by 18th October 2022 by 13:30 pm (GMT +4) at the latest. The applied bidders will have to decrypt and re-encrypt their bids from October 18 (14:30 local time) to October 20 (14:00 local time).

The Bidders will have to submit a Bid Security amount of MUR 3 million (~$66,480). The bids will be opened on the e-Procurement System on 20th October from 2 pm to 6 pm (local time) in the presence of the bidders or their representatives at the Conference Room of CEB in Rose Hill, Mauritius.

Through this new tender for the procurement of these solar photovoltaic kits, the Mauritius government looks to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. The Eat African island country currently has a total installed power capacity of nearly 900 MW, with about 80% being generated from fossil fuels.

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The Mauritius government wants to increase the share of renewables in the country’s energy mix to more than 35% by 2025. The government is supporting electricity generation from distributed solar power facilities through net metering and other rebates.

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