NTPC Issues Tender For Electric Vehicle Chargers

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NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) has published an invitation to bid for electric vehicle chargers, and for public charging infrastructure in cities as part of the FAME II scheme.

The tender covers the manufacturing, sourcing, inspection, testing, supply, installation, and commissioning of 1,670 electric vehicle chargers at 267 EV charging stations in Karnataka, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

The work scope also comprises 3 years of comprehensive warranty on all chargers, and 7 years of on-site maintenance services for all chargers, except Bharat AC 001 and Bharat DC 001 chargers that are covered under the annual maintenance contract.

The deadline to submit bids is June 8, 2022. Bidders will need to pay Rs 22,500, for the cost of bidding documents, and provide an earnest money deposit in the amount of Rs 10 million.

Bidders must have produced, supplied, or installed at least 50 kW of off-board EV DC chargers. A minimum of one such EV DC charger must be at least 15 kW before the techno-commercial bid deadline.

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The procurement proposal is for a single package. It includes a provision to split the quantities between the lowest bidder and the next lowest bidder in a ratio of 60/40. However, the prices of the L2 bidder must match those of the L1 bidder.

The average annual turnover for bidders should be Rs 220 million in the 3 preceding financial years. This is the date of the techno-commercial bidding opening. The bidders’ net worth as of the end of the previous financial year must not be less than 100% of their paid-up share capital.

The Ministry of Heavy Industries previously approved 2,877 electric vehicle charging stations in 68 cities throughout 25 states and the union territories of the FAME-II program.

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency sought bids from agencies to produce energy benchmarking and EV chargers in order to assess the impact of EV charging on the grid.

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