The Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) has issued an expression of interest (EoIs) for conducting feasibility surveys and inspection of solar pumps set up under Component B of the PM-KUSUM programme in the state. In addition to conducting feasibility tests, the bidders will be responsible for verifying online application documents, conducting technical inspections and verifying installed pump sets, and testing the pumps. The bidders that are eligible to compete in the competitive bidding process include third-party surveyors, consultants, academic institutions, non-governmental organisations, agricultural colleges and universities. In addition to having a sound net worth, the bidders must have recorded a minimum average turnover of at least Rs 10 million in the past three financial years. Prospective bidders must also submit an earnest money deposit of Rs 1 million.