India

CESL Seeks Bids For 100,000 E3Vs

Convergence Energy Services (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), has issued a tender to procure 100,000 electric three-wheelers (E3W). A request for proposals (RfP) has been issued inviting original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to provide quotations for E3W under different use-cases, including garbage disposal, freight loaders, food and vaccine transport, and passenger transport autos.

The last date for submission of bids is August 27, 2021. Bidders are expected to pay a non-refundable and non-adjustable sum of ₹25,000 (~$336.76) as bid document cost.

CESL will lease the vehicles to entities that wish to avail themselves of such leasing services. CESL will also make these E3Ws available through its digital platform for resale to any entity interested in outright purchase.

Successful bidders must deliver the E3Ws within six weeks of receiving the purchase order.

Scope of work: All E3Ws must comply with Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Strong) Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME-II) policy requirements. The scope of work for the OEMs includes designing, engineering, manufacturing, testing, inspection, supply, transportation, complete system warranty and transit insurance, delivery to the end-consumer, and providing after-sales support.

Eligibility Criteria: The OEM should be an E3W manufacturer for the above-mentioned uses and should be a company registered under the Indian Companies Act, 1956/2013. The bidding company’s net worth must be 100% of its paid-up capital.

The financial eligibility criteria vary for E3Ws of varying load capacities and purposes.

The OEMs’ annual average turnover for the last three financial years (2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21) should be greater than ₹108 million (~$1.45 million) for the collection of municipal solid waste up to 300 kg capacity. The OEMs must have experience manufacturing at least 360 E3Ws annually and must have sold 360 E3Ws in the last three years.

The annual average turnover for the last three financial years should be at least ₹180 million (~$2.42 million) for E3Ws meant to collect municipal solid waste and on-demand delivery of goods (open container) up to 500 kg capacity. The OEMs must have experience manufacturing at least 600 E3Ws annually and must have sold at least 600 E3Ws in the last three years.

To supply E3Ws meant for on-demand delivery of goods (closed container) up to 500 kg capacity, the annual average turnover of the OEMs for the last three financials should be at least ₹126 million (~$1.69 million). The OEMs must have experience manufacturing at least 420 E3Ws annually and must have sold at least 420 E3Ws in the last three years.

The annual average turnover of the OEMs should be at least ₹54 million (~$727,590) for the supply of E3Ws meant for the delivery of liquified petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders (open container). The OEMs must have experience manufacturing at least 180 E3Ws annually and must have sold at least 180 E3Ws in the last three years.

For E3Ws meant for intra-city public transport, the OEMs’ annual average turnover should be at least ₹135 million (~$1.81 million). The OEMs must have experience manufacturing at least 450 E3Ws annually and must have sold at least 450 E3Ws in the last three years.

The annual average turnover of OEMs should be at least ₹63 million (~$848,855 million) for E3Ws for refrigerated cold storage transportation of vaccines and medicines. The OEMs must have experience manufacturing at least 210 E3Ws annually and must have sold at least 210 E3Ws in the last three years.

To supply E3Ws for refrigerated cold storage transportation of food products and non-medical supplies, the annual average turnover of the OEMs should be at least ₹54 million (~$727,590 million). The OEMs must have experience manufacturing at least 180 E3Ws annually and must have sold at least 180 E3Ws in the last three years.

Last month, CESL issued an expression of interest (EoI) to empanel OEMs to supply electric three-wheelers in India.