Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has invited sealed bids from eligible bidders for a tender encompassing the procurement of approximately 28.723 MWp polycrystalline solar PV modules (rated 330 Wp and above) for the State of Maharashtra. This competitive bidding process will be conducted through the secured e-procurement procedure.
For this tender, only Class-I local suppliers will be eligible to participate, requiring a minimum local content of 50%.
Interested bidders must submit an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹1.304 crore. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a performance security amounting to 10% of the contract price within 28 days after receiving the notification of award. Delivery of the modules should be completed within three months from the award notification.
Eligible bidders must be manufacturers of solar cells or modules with a track record of supplying at least 8.62 MW of solar modules rated at 330 Wp and above in the past three years. Additionally, they should have an average annual turnover of at least ₹19.56 crore during the last three financial years, along with liquid assets and access to credit facilities amounting to a minimum of ₹16.3 crore.
The tender includes provisions for liquidated damages of 0.5% per week of delay, or part of the unexecuted order value, up to a maximum of 5% of the awarded order value, in case of failure to deliver materials of acceptable quality on time.
The solar modules are required to withstand harsh climatic conditions, including high humidity up to 85%, temperatures ranging from -40°C to +85°C, and adverse factors like high-speed winds with dust and sand particles, saline climatic conditions, and challenging soil conditions.
The modules must come with a performance warranty, ensuring their peak watt capacity does not fall below 90% at the end of ten years and remains at a minimum of 80% at the end of 25 years from the commissioning of the solar project.
Bidders have until August 8, 2023, to submit their bids, with the bid opening taking place on the same day.