Assam tenders for installation of solar powered tube wells

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The Irrigation Department of Government of Assam has invited bids for installation of solar powered tube wells in different districts under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana for the year 2019-20.

The projects amount to Rs2601.77 lakh in four packages for districts under different divisions of the Irrigation Department: Barpeta (Rs 546.59 lakh+Rs 437.27 lakh), Goalpara, Dhubri and Mankachar (Rs 825.35 lakh), and Kokrajhar (Rs 792.56 lakh). A single bidder is allowed to submit only one bid per package.

The projects must be completed within three months from the award of contract.

To be eligible, the bidder’s average annual turnover for the previous five years should not be less than 30% of the respective package value. Further, the bidder should have commissioned at least one single work order of value not less than 15% of the package value for any government department or undertaking in Assam.

November 1 is the last date for bid submission. Bidders are required to deposit 2% of the respective package value as bank guarantee.

Technical criteria

Mono or poly-crystalline solar panels from Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) approved manufacturers only are allowed. These must conform to the IEC 61215/IS 14286 and IEC 61730 Part-I requirements.

Solar submersible pump sets should conform to the Bureau of India Standards (BIS) specifications and should be capable of working with 3000 W of solar power array along with cables, surge suppressor, etc as per MNRE norms.

Solar pump controller must be equipped with remote monitoring arrangement as per MNRE guidelines. Contractors shall have to provide a link for monitoring of the installed pumps.