REIL Invites Bids To Procure 200,000 Multi-crystalline Solar Cells


The last date to submit the bids is June 21, 2021 while bids will be opened on June 22

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Ltd (REIL) has invited bids to purchase 200,000 4.62W multi-crystalline solar cells. 

As per Mercom India, the tender has been floated to procure solar cells under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category.

The last date to submit the bids is June 21, 2021 while bids will be opened on June 22. Interested bidders will not be required to submit a money deposit to participate in the tender.

As per the tender, the solar cells should be manufactured in India using undiffused silicon wafers, classified under the customs tariff head 3818. Additionally, all steps required for manufacturing the solar cells should have been carried out in India.

25 per cent of the tendered quantity has been earmarked for micro and small enterprise (MSE) suppliers. Out of the 25 per cent reserved for MSE suppliers, 20 per cent has been allocated for procurement from MSEs owned by Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe entrepreneurs.

All the consignments will have to come with a test report and qualification certificate from the manufacturer of the product, indicating compliance with the required specification.

REIL further reserves the right to adopt reverse auction at any point of time after technical evaluation, at its discretion. REIL may also open the price bid at its discretion.

Mercom India’s report added that REIL had earlier issued two tenders for procuring multi-crystalline solar cells. The first tender was for a rate contract supply of 150,000 multi-crystalline solar cells of 4.5W output. The second tender was for the supply of 140,000 multi-crystalline silicon solar cells of 4.67W output under the DCR category.

REIL is a joint venture between the Government of India and the Rajasthan government aimed towards the development of the rural areas of the state using electronics, renewable energy and IT solutions. 


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