Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to supply 42,000 metric tons (MT) of module mounting structures. The MoU will be effective for one year. OEM sub-vendors such as Tata Steel, Steel Authority of India Limited, Jindal Steel, and the Rashtriya Ispat Nigam must provide raw materials to the vendor.
As per the tender guidelines, 25 per cent of the tendered quantity has been earmarked for micro and small enterprise (MSE) suppliers. Of this quantity, 6.25 per cent has been allocated for procurement from MSEs owned by Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe entrepreneurs, while 3 per cent from women-owned MSEs. Furthermore, the bidder is required to be a manufacturer and have an in-house cold roll forming facility with a minimum capacity of 200 MT for Category CRF-I, 500 MT for Category CRF-II, 800 MT for Category CRF-III, 1,000 MT for Category CRF-IV, 200 MT for Category CF-V, and 500 MT for Category CF-VI. The last date for bid submission is December 29, 2021.
Recently, BHEL issued an expression of interest for the supply of mono or multicrystalline solar modules for a 100 MW solar project of the Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) at Raghanesda solar park in Gujarat. It had earlier also requested for a quotation for the supply of module mounting structures for Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited’s solar projects in the state.