As part of the Remote Village Electrification Scheme, GEDA has tendered the installation of solar systems in various households across Goa
The Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has published a tender for the installation of solar PV systems in various households across Goa as part of the Remote Village Electrification (RVE) program.
In June it was reported that the State Cabinet had launched the Household RVE program to help power 90 homes in Sanguem, Quepem, Sattari and Canacona extendable Energy. The program aims to bring electricity from renewable sources to non-electrified remote villages, hamlets and communities wherever Network connection is either not feasible or not cost effective.
Under the program, households with an upper limit of Rs 90,000 per household will receive 100 percent financial support for a 500 Wp solar system. This amount includes the transport and installation costs as well as the annual maintenance contract (AMC) for five years.
The scope of work for the selected bidders includes the planning, manufacture, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of the solar systems in the various households.
The selected developers are required to commission solar power systems (PCU) with an output of 500 Wp, solar street lights (on the way) and solar house lighting systems (for Kaccha houses) in various households in the state. The bidders were informed that the work on installing and commissioning the solar systems must be completed within 120 days of receipt of the work order.
The developers must also carry out maintenance work for the solar systems as part of a CMC for a period of 5 years. During this time, the bidder is responsible for the delivery of all spare parts that are required from time to time for scheduled and preventive maintenance, the replacement of defective modules, inverter PCUs, etc.
The estimated cost of the project is Rs 68.7 lakh and all bidders are required to submit an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 1.37 lakh or 2 percent of the estimated project cost.
The last date for submitting bids is January 7, 2020. The techno-commercial offers will open on January 12, 2020. The financial offers will open on January 19, 2020. A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for December 11th, 2020, to allay potential bidders’ concerns.
To be eligible, bidders must be a well-known supplier of solar home lights, solar street lights and solar power packs (off-grid and on-grid). In addition, a certificate of experience for the planning, delivery and installation of solar systems with an output of at least 100 kW (off-grid or on-grid) must be submitted. The bidder / organization should be ISO certified and registered with NSIC for the installation, repair, maintenance and commissioning of solar inverters.
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