CESL floats tender for 100 MW of solar projects in Maharashtra

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) has floated a tender for developing a total of 100 MW of solar power projects across districts in Maharashtra. The project will comprise individual systems ranging between 2 MW and 10 MW. The developers would be required to carry out the design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing, and commissioning of the projects. Additionally, they must complete the projects within 180 days of the issue of the letter of award and provide operation and maintenance services for 12 years following commissioning. There is no earnest money deposit specified under the tender. The last date of submission of bids is March 17, 2021.

Participants are eligibleif they are solar module manufacturers, solar inverter manufacturers, or solar project developers. Further, they must have executed similar work in the last three years. The financial criteria specify that bidders must have an average turnover ranging between Rs 22 million and Rs 164.7 million based on the district chosen for development. They must also have recorded a positive net worth in the last financial year and one of the preceding two financial years.

CESL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). In February 2021, EESL had floated a tender for the development of 70 MW of solar power projects to be installed across various locations in Goa. In January 2021, the company invited bids for the development of 317,975 off-grid solar water pumps across 30 states and five union territories under Component-B of the Indian government’s  Pradhan Mantri KisanUrja Suraksha evamUtthaanMahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program.

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