EESL has issued a tender for the installation off-grid solar water pumps in selected states of India under component B of the PM KUSUM scheme.
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a JV of PSUs of the Ministry of Power, has issued a tender for the supply and commissioning of off-grid solar PV water pumping systems of 1-10 hp in selected states on a pan India basis under the component B of the PM KUSUM scheme.
The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the design, manufacture, supply, transport, installation, testing and commissioning of the off-grid solar pumping systems in the selected states. The developers will also be required to provide comprehensive operation and maintenance services for the complete systems for a period of 5 years from the date of successful commissioning.
The tender consists of a total of 16 clusters across India in which the solar pumps are to be installed. And 12 specific combinations of solar pumps with different controllers have been specified for each project in each cluster. The bidders will have the choice to select which out of the 16 clusters they want to submit their proposal bids for.
The last date for bid submission is February 2, 2021, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for January 21, 2021, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders.
EESL has stated that only indigenously manufactured PV modules and pumps should be used in the programme, with ‘Made in India’ specifically required to be mentioned on both items.
Source:- Saur Energy