A tender for the delivery of 13 off-grid solar photovoltaic power plants has been released by the Ministry of Home Affairs, which are to be installed in the Central Armed Police Forces (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) camps. Made-in-India items would be given preference.
The last day to submit the bids is 23 January 2023, which will be opened on the same day. The bid offer is valid for a 90-day period.
The first 50% of technically eligible bidders in order of lowest to highest price would participate in a reverse auction. If the number of technically qualifying bids is odd, the number of sellers that are entitled to participate in the reverse auction will be rounded up to the nearest higher integer value.
The bidder requesting EMD exemption must provide the appropriate supporting documentation in accordance with GeM GTC together with the bid.
Only makers of goods and service providers for services falling within the MSE category are free from EMD. However, traders are not covered by this Policy’s scope.
Earlier, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) signed a contract last year to install solar energy panels on the National Security Guard (NSG) and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) campuses.
The agreement opens the door for cooperative solar rooftop PV power plant installation. At that time, SECI estimated that the CAPFs and NSG campuses had a combined solar power potential of 71.68 MW.