CESL Issues Tender For Installation Of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations In 8 Indian Cities

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Convergence Energy Services (CESL) issues a fresh tender for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations in 8 Indian cities on a build-own-operate basis.

The successful bidders will also need to provide eight-year-long operation and maintenance services. Bidders can submit their bids by June 17, 2022.

Bidders will need to pay Rs 25,000 for a non-refundable bidding document cost. Bidders must submit an earnest money deposit (EMD), for each city.

Micro and Small Enterprises (MSE), will not be required to pay tender fees or EMD. The successful bidders must provide a performance guarantee of at least 3% of each charging station category’s cost within 28 days after receiving notification of the award.

CESL will offer free land for the establishment of EV charging stations through its partner agencies. It will help bidders obtain power connections from the respective distribution companies (DISCOMs) at the locations.

CESL will connect standard EV tariff charging stations to power outlets where bidders have to install more than one type of EV charging station. This is done in accordance with the permissible LT supply codes regulations and the respective DISCOMs. The common load will typically be split in the following ratio: 30:20:50 between the P1:P2:P3 categories of an EV charger station. This applies to locations where all three types must be installed. The load for both EV charging stations will be equally shared.

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In order to commission EV charging stations of the P2 type, bidders must own, operate, or have constructed 25 EV charging stations either in India or abroad. These stations must be operational. The average annual turnover for bidders should be Rs20,160 in Ahmedabad, Rs120,960 in Bengaluru, Rs3.18 million in Delhi, Rs80,640 in Kolkata, and Rs141,120 in Mumbai.

In order to commission a P3-category EV charging station, the bidders must own, operate, or have constructed 25 EV charging stations. These stations must be operational. The average annual turnover for bidders should be Rs22.27 million in Ahmedabad, Rs27.59 million in Bengaluru, Rs16.57 million in Chennai, Rs52.70 million in Delhi, Rs19.91 million in Kolkata, Rs16.20 million in Mumbai, Rs24.49 million in Pune, and Rs247,446 in Surat.

The net worth of bidders for the current financial year that ended March 31, 2022 should not be lower than 100% of the paid up share capital.

The bidder who fails to commission 25% of the electric vehicle charging stations within 3 months of the notice-to proceed will be subject to liquidated damages at Rs22 per charge per charger category and per location. The bidder who fails to commission 100% EV charging stations within six month of the notice-to proceed issuance will be subject to liquidated damages at Rs22 per charge per charger category and per location.

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CESL has previously given an RFP to install and maintain 810 electric vehicle charging stations for electric four-wheelers along 16 highways across India.

Krishan Pal Gurjar, Minister of State for Heavy Industries, recently approved 2877 charging stations across 68 cities in 25 states and union territory under the second phase FAME-II.

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