Bhopal Invites Bids to Set Up EV Charging Stations
Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation (BSPDCL) has invited bids to set up two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations with five charging points per station under a public-private partnership model.
The successful bidder will also be responsible for the operation and maintenance of charging stations for ten years.
The selected vendor will be responsible for designing, supplying, installing, and maintaining the EV charging stations at the identified locations in Bhopal City. The project aims to establish a robust and user-friendly charging infrastructure that meets the requirements of EV owners while adhering to industry standards and best practices.
The last date to submit the bids is August 14, 2023. Bids will be opened the following day.
Bidders must submit ₹200,000 (~$2,438) as an earnest money deposit. The successful bidder will have to furnish an amount equivalent to ₹1 million (~$12,188) as a performance bank guarantee within seven days of intimation by the authority.
BSPDCL intends to set up EV chargers at two locations having five charging points per location. The two locations are:
- Bhopal Municipal parking near Hotel Ranjit Lake View
- Near Multi-Level Car Parking, MP Nagar
The locations for setting public charging stations will be allotted on a concessional basis initially for a lease period of ten years with clearly demarcated service level agreements.
The installation and commissioning of the EV charging stations should be completed within 90 days.
To be eligible, the bidder should have executed at least two projects of high-speed (DC) public charging stations during the last seven years.
The average annual turnover of the bidder during the last three financial years should be at least ₹8 million (~$97,502).
The bidder should have a positive net worth as per the last audited financial year.
Also, the bidder should possess a valid electrical contractor’s license issued from the relevant government service provider.
The service provider will ensure that the charging infrastructure is accessible 24×7 for the consumers, and the safety and security of the premises will be the service provider’s responsibility.
The application, deployment, and maintenance of the required electrical connection will be the service provider’s responsibility.
In December last year, Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation issued a request for proposal to set up EV charging stations at various facilities for ten years.
Earlier, Satna Municipal Corporation in Madhya Pradesh had invited bids to set up ten charging stations for EVs at various locations in the city.