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What we know about EESL Tender for 9347000 Solar Home Lighting Systems in ISA Countries

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) on behalf of International Solar Alliance (ISA) floated tender inviting bids from eligible bidders for the supply of 9,347,000 Solar Home Lighting Systems for installation in the member countries of ISA.

The last date for bid submission is October 1, 2020, and the technical bids will be opened on the same date.

Scope of work for the designated vendors includes design, supply, testing of the solar home lighting systems along with five years of warranty services.

A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled to take place on August 6, 2020, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders.

All interested bidders will have to submit an earnest money deposit (EMD) of USD 280,410 along with their bids.

As per the tender document , the transportation of the solar home lighting systems to the destination within the manufacturer’s country should happen within 90 days from the placement of the order.

EESL also notes that for the supply of home lighting systems to destination country ports should take place within 120 days from the placement of the order.

To be eligible the bidders should have been in the business of manufacturing solar home systems or should have been a solar systems integrator for at least five years prior to the bid opening date. And should have experience of supplying at least 140,200 batteries of at least 30 Amp-hour capacity or at least 78 MW of solar modules.

In the case of system integrators, the bidder should have designed, supplied, tested, and commissioned 78 MW of solar projects, including operation and maintenance (O&M) services for three years. Alternatively, the bidder could have designed, supplied, tested, and commissioned 140,200 solar home systems, including O&M, for three years to be eligible for the project.

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