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NOTICE INVITING TENDER
NESCO, WESCO and SOUTHCO desires to develop Distribution Franchisee for the areas at Electrical
Sub Division falling under five (05) districts mentioned below. The aim of this initiative is to design
and implement an institutional arrangement for ensuring reliability and quality of electric supply
by improving distribution system and enhanced customer services thereby, facilitation of superior
social and economic outcomes by appointing franchisees in the areas. The franchisee may be
Collection based or Input based as enumerated below:
Areas Proposed for Distribution Franchisee:
Area Name District Utility Type of Franchisee
Tihidi Sub Division Bhadrak NESCO Collection Based Distribution Franchisee
Bari Sub Division Jajpur NESCO Collection Based Distribution Franchisee
Dasrathpur Sub Division Jajpur NESCO Collection Based Distribution Franchisee
Binjharpur Sub Division Jajpur NESCO Collection Based Distribution Franchisee
Duburi Sub Division Jajpur NESCO Collection Based Distribution Franchisee
Padampur Sub Division Bargarh WESCO Collection Based Distribution Franchisee
Barpali Sub Division Bargarh WESCO Collection Based Distribution Franchisee
Bolangir I Sub Division Bolangir WESCO Collection Based Distribution Franchisee
Bolangir II Sub Division Bolangir WESCO Collection Based Distribution Franchisee
Tusura Sub Division Bolangir WESCO Collection Based Distribution Franchisee
Loisingha Sub Division Bolangir WESCO Collection Based Distribution Franchisee
Bhanjanagar 1 Sub Division Ganjam SOUTHCO Collection Based Distribution Franchisee
Soroda Sub Division Ganjam SOUTHCO Collection Based Distribution Franchisee
As per the provisions of Section 14 of the Electricity Act, 2003, in a case where a distribution
licensee proposes to undertake distribution of electricity for a specified area within his area of
supply through another person, that person shall not be required to obtain any separate licence
from the concerned State Commission and such distribution licensee shall be responsible for
distribution of electricity in his area of supply
Accordingly, the Franchisee shall be responsible for all the activities relating to distribution of
power towards fulfilment of obligation of licensee i.e. WESCO, NESCO & SOUTHCO under the
Electricity Act, 2003 besides abiding to terms and conditions as stipulated from time to time by
WESCO, NESCO & SOUTHCO, Govt of India, Govt of Orissa and Orissa State Electricity Regulatory
Commission (OERC) in this regard.
1. Collection Based Distribution Franchisee (CBDF):
Collection based Distribution Franchisee emphasizes on collection of revenue on behalf of utility
from the ultimate consumers in the area franchised. It is developed with the intended role of
Reading consumers meters, Spot Bill generation through spot billing machines, Revenue
Management including AT&C loss reduction, Disconnection/Re-connection of defaulting services,
Surveillance to curb theft of electricity, equipment or appliances, Customer Management and
service and complaints redressal. Such Collection Franchisee incentivizes for achieving given target
for revenue collection every month.
Eligibility Criteria for Collection Based Distribution Franchisee (CBDF):
The Utilities invite Expression of Interest from individual/organizations from local NGOs, Users
Association, Cooperatives, registered Companies, individual entrepreneurs, Trusts, SHGs or the
Panchayati Raj Institutions for appointment as a Collection Based Distribution Franchisee (CBDF)
for a period of 9 months, with an option to switch over to Input Based Distribution Franchisee
(IBDF) thereof on the terms & conditions stipulated in the Agreement.
Instruction to Applicant
A. Submission of Application
Applicant should submit the Letter of Expression of Interest and a duly filled Franchisee
Application Form and supporting documents as mentioned in Franchisee Application Form
attached. These documents shall be submitted in duplicate to the address given below by 4:00
PM on or before 17th
June2011. The draft of Franchisee Agreement and Franchisee Application
Form are available on the website of the Utilities i.e.www.orissadiscoms.com,
www.wescoorissa.com, www.nescoorissa.com, www.southcoorissa.com and in the Offices of GM
(Commerce) of NESCO, WESCO and SOUTHCO.
An interactive session/meeting/Interview will be conducted by the Utilities thereafter giving pre-
intimation to the shortlisted applicants.
B. Earnest Money Deposit
a) Applicant shall submit Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) of an amount of Rs. 10,000/- (Rupees
Ten Thousand only) per area applied for in the form of Demand Draft on a Nationalized
Public Sector Bank/Scheduled Bank in favour of the NORTH EASTERN ELECTRICITY SUPPLY
COMPANY OF ORISSA LIMITED payable at Bhubaneswar.
b) Applications which are not accompanied by the above EMD shall be rejected as non-
c) For successful applicant, EMD shall be adjusted against the Security Deposit. For
unsuccessful applicants, EMD shall be released after the signing of Franchise Agreement
by the successful applicant.
d) EMD submitted by an applicant shall be liable to be forfeited, if
a. Applicant withdraws its proposal.
b. Successful Bidder fails to acknowledge the Letter of Intent (LoI) as accepted,
within 15 calendar days from date of issue of Letter of Intent (LoI).
c. Successful Applicant fails to provide Security Deposit and sign the Distribution
Franchisee Agreement within 30 days of issuance of LoI or any extension thereof
provided by the Utilities.
d. Any information or document furnished by the Applicant turns out to be
misleading or untrue in any material respect.
e. Successful Applicant fails to take over the designated franchise area or express
inability to takeover under any pretext.
C. The applications will be evaluated based on following.
Broad Criteria Weight
Institutional Vibrancy 20%
Work Experience 20%
Financial Position 20%
Local area presence 20%
Utilities reserves the right for short listing/rejecting any firm without providing any reason thereof,
and the firm shall have no cause of action or claim against the Utilities or its officers, employees,
successors or assignees for rejection of any application.
Chief Executive Officer (Commercial),
(NESCO, WESCO and SOUTHCO)
Registered Office: Plot - N-1/22, Nayapalli,
Bhubaneswar, Orissa 751015
Contact Persons of DISCOMs
NESCO: Shri S. C. Singha Sr. G.M. (Commerce) 9337611127
Shri S.D. Bhanj DGM 9937022203
WESCO: Shri S. K. Patel DGM (Commerce) 9437057138
Shri Ashish Panda D.M (Franchisee Cell) 9437150149
SOUTHCO: Shri S. K. Choudhury Sr. G.M. (Commerce) 9437959900
Shri Subrat Routray D.M. (Franchisee Cell) 9437959778
Registered Office: Shri Sandeep Misra DGM (RA) 9338707434