BEST Invite Bids For Installing Electric Vehicle Charging Stations In Mumbai

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Brihan-Mumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) invite bids to choose an operator for installing and managing the EV charging stations with the sharing infrastructure of BEST.

The work involves the installation, operation and maintenance of electric vehicle charging stations (including mobile app and charger management software) in Mumbai and its suburbs. This will be done for 10 years on 55 sites.

The last date for submitting bids is June 26, 2022. The bids will open on July 1. The contract must be signed within six months.

Tenders have been submitted under the FAME-II scheme, which was launched in April 2019. FAME-II was originally intended to last 3 years, ending March 31, 2022. It was extended till March 2024.

As an earnest money deposit, bidders must submit Rs 1 million. Within 30 days of BEST’s acceptance letter, the successful bidder must provide Rs 5 million as a security depositor.

The minimum period of operation for bidders must be at least 3 years from the date of publication of this tender notice.

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They must have installed at most 25 EV charging stations in India and international markets within 6 months of publication of the request. Eligibility will also depend on the experience of promoters or promoter groups in setting up electric vehicle charging stations.

The average annual financial turnover for bidders should be at least Rs 400 million in the past 3 financial years. They should have at least Rs 200 million in net worth during the previous financial year.

An approved government testing agency must test the chargers and verify that they meet Indian and Bharat EV standards. Installation of at least 135 chargers or 330 charging guns is required.

The market survey should be conducted by bidders to determine the type of fast-charging devices that are used for vehicles (e.g., 3W, 4W, Vans). Each site will have a different type of fast charger. BEST will assign 3-6 parking spaces to place the chargers at each site.

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The winning bidder will pay monthly electricity bills and seek an electrical connection from the distributor company to meet load requirements.

BEST will provide space for the installation and operation of the EV charging station to the successful bidder over a period of 10 years.

The Ministry of Heavy Industries announced recently that 2877 EV charging stations had been approved in 68 cities in 25 states and union territories under the second phase of the FAME-II scheme.

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