Solar Energy Corp. of India Ltd (SECI) has extended by a month the deadline for bidding to supply 1 GWp of PV modules complying with the domestic content requirement (DCR). Proposals will now be accepted until Oct. 18.
For the supplies to be done under this tender, both the solar cells and modules must be made in India and modules should be from the manufacturers listed in the ALMM list published by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
The total capacity of PV modules is divided into two packages of 500 MWp each. A manufacturer may quote either for a single package of 500 MWp or the entire capacity of 1 GWp; bidding for any random package of 400 MWp, 600 MWp, etc is not allowed.
The bidder must offer only one type of PV module (mono-crystalline/thin-film) with the same dimensions. Also, it must supply 0.5% of the awarded package capacity as mandatory spares in addition to the awarded package.
The scope of work includes manufacturing, testing, packing and forwarding, supply, and transportation of the PV modules to the project site.
“Location of the project site for the delivery of PV modules may be on PAN India basis. However, the actual site details will be provided by the owner to the supplier at the time of dispatch,” as per the tender document.
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