Convergence Energy Services (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), has issued a request for proposal (RfP) to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in eight cities across India on a build, own, and operate basis.
Successful bidders must also provide comprehensive operation and maintenance service for eight years.
Details of EV Charging Stations to be Installed in the Targeted Eight Cities
The last day to submit the bids is June 17, 2022. Bids will be opened on the same day.
Bidders must pay a non-refundable bidding document cost of ₹25,000 (~$322). The earnest money deposit (EMD) to be submitted by bidders for cities and categories of charging stations is mentioned below:
Details of Earnest Money DepositMicro and Small Enterprises (MSE) will be exempted from payment of tender fees and EMD. Successful bidders must submit 3% of the project cost per city per charging station category as a contract performance guarantee within 28 days of receipt of notification of award.
CESL will provide free land to set up the charging stations through its partner agencies. It will assist bidders in obtaining power connections from respective distribution companies (DISCOMs) at each location.
To facilitate power connection at locations where bidders must install more than one category of EV charging stations, CESL will take a standard EV tariff connection in its name under the permissible LT supply code regulations followed by the respective DISCOMs. Typically, the common load will be shared in the ratio of 30:20:50 amongst the P1: P2: P3 category of an EV charging station at locations where all three categories have to be installed. In the case of two categories of EV charging stations, the load will be shared equally.
Eligibility Criteria
To commission P1 category EV charging stations, bidders must have built, owned, and operated 25 P1 category EV charging stations in India or abroad. These stations must be in operation. Bidders must have an average annual turnover of ₹49.94 million (~$644,395) in Ahmedabad, ₹58.59 million (~$755,994) in Bengaluru, ₹43.52 million (~$561,596) in Chennai, ₹130.85 million (~$1.68 million) in Delhi, ₹44.36 million (~$572,396) in Kolkata, ₹34.59 million (~$446,397) in Mumbai, ₹53.01 million (~$683,995) in Pune, and ₹558,000 (~$7,199) in Surat.
To commission P2 category EV charging stations, bidders must have built, owned, and operated 25 P2 category EV charging stations in India or abroad. These stations must be in operation. Bidders must have an average annual turnover of ₹20,160 (~$260) in Ahmedabad, ₹120,960 (~$1,560) in Bengaluru, ₹3.18 million (~$41,100) in Delhi, ₹80,640 (~$1,040) in Kolkata, and ₹141,120 (~$1,820) in Mumbai.
To commission P3 category EV charging stations, bidders must have built, owned, and operated 25 P3 category EV charging stations in India or abroad. These stations must be in operation. Bidders must have an average annual turnover of ₹22.27 million (~$287,354) s in Ahmedabad, ₹27.59 million (~$355,974) in Bengaluru, ₹16.57 million (~$213,791) in Chennai, ₹52.70 million (~$679,951) in Delhi, ₹19.91 million (~$256,895) in Kolkata, ₹16.20 million (~$209,003) in Mumbai, ₹24.49 million (~$315,957) in Pune, and ₹247,446 (~$3,192) in Surat.
Bidders intending to bid in more than one category should have built, owned, and operated 25 EV charging stations of any type.
The net worth of the bidders in the last financial year ending March 31, 2022, should not be less than 100% of the paid-up share capital.
Liquidated Damages
If the bidder fails to commission 25% of the EV charging stations within three months from the notice-to-proceed (NTP), liquidated damages of ₹22 (~$0.28) per day per charger category per location will be charged. If the bidder fails to commission 100% of the EV charging stations within six months from the issuance of the NTP, liquidated damages of ₹22(~$0.28) per day per charger category per location will be charged.
CESL has earlier issued an RfP to install and maintain 810 EV charging stations for four-wheelers on 16 highways and expressways across India.
Minister of State for Heavy Industries Krishan Pal Gurjar recently approved 2,877 EV charging stations in 68 cities across 25 states and union territories under the second phase of the FAME-II program.
Arjun Joshi 1Arjun Joshi is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, he worked as a technical writer for enterprise resource software companies based in India and abroad. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Optional English from Garden City University, Bangalore. More articles from Arjun Joshi.

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