Title Machine Testing Facilitation and consultancy
Timeline 5 Months - Aug’23 to Dec’23
Form to submit https://forms.gle/n6xwuweaSDQCxry4A
Last date for submission of Proposal 11th Aug,2023

About SELCO Foundation and the incubation program

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.

SELCO Foundation’s key objectives are

  • Systematically identify diverse needs of the poor, understand, and define the role of sustainable development, poverty alleviation and decentralized energy.
  • Create and deploy innovative solutions that positively impact well-being, health, education, and livelihoods towards the alleviation of poverty
  • Foster the development of enabling conditions or an ecosystem through holistic thought processes in technology, finance, entrepreneurship, and policy.

Context

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.

Goal

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.

Scope of work

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 3 installation, service and maintenance manuals and technical drawings
  • Procurement of raw materials for testing
  • Travel, food, and lodging requirements of testing team from ICAR-Central institute of Agricultural Engineering Regional Centre, Coimbatore and
  • Logistics for machines from M/s. Transfarm at Srikakulam to Testing premises

Process flow

Sl.No Description Duration
1 Preparation of Manuals & technical drawings 5 Weeks
Development of Installation, service, and maintenance manuals for 3 machines including drawings
  • 0.5 HP Mobile Multi-deck grader, 600 Kg-1000 Kg / Hr input capacity
  • 1 .0 HP Centrifugal Huller, 150 Kg-250 Kg / Hr input capacity
  • 2.0 HP Pressure Destoner, 350Kg-500Kg /Hr input capacity
  • 2 Testing 4 Weeks
    Testing of machines by ICAR-Central institute of Agricultural Engineering Regional Centre, Coimbatore
    3 Certification 8 Weeks
    Certification by ICAR-Central institute of Agricultural Engineering Regional Centre, Coimbatore

    Deliverables

    • 3 installation, service and maintenance manuals and technical drawings
    • 3 Test completion certificates

    Duration:

    5 months from the day signing the agreement

    Payment:

    • 50 percent of the sanctioned amount for the testing & certification development in advance post agreement
    • Remaining 50 percent after completion of all the testing by ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering Regional Centre, Coimbatore

    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