|Machine Testing Facilitation and consultancy
|5 Months - Aug’23 to Dec’23
|Form to submit
|Last date for submission of Proposal
SELCO Foundation seeks to inspire and implement socially, financially, and environmentally inclusive solutions by improving access to sustainable energy. SELCO Foundation started an incubation program, aiming to bring sustainable energy solutions to address Employment challenges by promoting grassroot level, innovative and livelihood startups or enterprises. SELCO provided support, focusing on solar intervention, and nurturing the innovation from prototyping to scaling stage. 4 enterprises graduated from the Incubation program and 5 are in incubation and 1 is in pre-incubation right now.
During our regulation interactions and assessment of the technology enterprises, we spotted the need for testing of Millet processing machines by Trans Farm. It must be noted that testing of machinery supports Agri machine manufacturers in delivering high-quality, high-performance, safe, and compliant products. It contributes to product optimization, innovation, market acceptance, and customer satisfaction, ultimately benefiting the manufacturers' business growth and success. Certification is given by ICAR-Central institute of Agricultural Engineering Regional Centre, Coimbatore. We propose to support M/s. Transfarm for testing the three machines namely multideck grader, Centrifugal Huller and Destoner for which will create traction in business. Since Transfarm does not have the facility to have the testing requirements which include 6-10 days' continuous running of machines at full capacity with different commodities. This needs uninterrupted power supply and availability of raw materials for testing we propose to identify an external vendor who can carry out the testing on behalf of M/s. Transfarm technologies.
Testing and certification for millet processing machines are essential to ensure safety, quality, compliance with regulations, customer confidence, and market access. They play a crucial role in protecting users, promoting fair trade, and maintaining industry standards.
M/s. Transfarm has developed 3 millet processing machines viz. multi-deck grader, Centrifugal Huller and Destoner which is proven to work satisfactorily with different millets. The testing and certification agency is ICAR-Central institute of Agricultural Engineering Regional Centre, Coimbatore. The testing involves 6-10 days of continuous running of machines at full capacity with different commodities. This needs uninterrupted power supply and availability of raw materials for testing. Since M/s. Transfarm does not have the infrastructure and facility for testing an external vendor is needed to carry out the same. The service includes:
|Preparation of Manuals & technical drawings
|Development of Installation, service, and maintenance manuals for 3 machines including drawings
|Testing of machines by ICAR-Central institute of Agricultural Engineering Regional Centre, Coimbatore
|Certification by ICAR-Central institute of Agricultural Engineering Regional Centre, Coimbatore
5 months from the day signing the agreement
Interested consultants/organizations, with relevant experience (please include references of previous similar work as proof of experience), team member details working on the project are requested to reach out with a detailed proposal giving a brief on the methodology and the process they will uptake for this project, including budgets (with break-ups and explanation), timelines and milestones and submit the same to google form https://forms.gle/n6xwuweaSDQCxry4A on or before 11th August ’23. Any further questions, please reach out to Procurement@selcofoundation.org