Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise under the Ministry of Science and Technology, has floated a tender for the design, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning of decentralised solar systems ranging from 2 MW to 10 MW with a accumulative capacity of 25 MW at various substations in Maharashtra. The bids for the projects can be submitted in two lots: Lot-A (14 MW) and Lot-F (11 MW). Washim, Buldhana, and Sangli are among the districts where these projects’ substations are located.
As per the tender guidelines, to be eligible for the bidding process, the bidders for Lot-A projects must have a minimum average annual turnover of Rs 187 million in the previous three fiscal years. Bidders for Lot-F must have a minimum average annual turnover of Rs 147 million in the previous three fiscal years. Further, the bidders must have designed, supplied, installed, and commissioned 5 MW of grid-connected solar power projects for any government agency, public sector undertaking, registered cooperative society, or private companies within the previous five years as of the bid submission date. Out of the total capacity, at least one project with a capacity of 1 MW or higher should have been installed in a single location. The winning bidder will also be responsible for the project’s operations and maintenance for a period of 12 years. The bid submission deadline is January 19, 2022.
In November 2021, CEL issued an engineering, procurement, and construction tender for 95 MW of decentralised solar projects in seven lots in Maharashtra. The capacity of the projects will range between 2 MW and 10 MW. The company has allotted 14 MW of capacity for Lot A, 16 MW for Lot B, 17 MW for Lot C, and 14 MW for Lot D. Solar projects with capacities of 11 MW, 10 MW, and 13 MW are reserved for Lots F, H, and J, respectively.