New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited (NREDCAP) has issued an EPC tender to procure and set up 5,000 solar pumps in the state. The developers are permitted to source 4,000 pumps from any manufacturer and the remaining 1,000 pumps from local manufacturers. The successful bidders will provide O&M services as well as a warranty for the free replacement of pumps for a period of five years. The pumps must be commissioned within 30 days from the date of issue of the purchase orders by the state discoms. In addition, successful bidders should submit 10 per cent of the contract value as an O&M performance guarantee within 30 days of the execution of the tripartite agreement.