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Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) is a coal producer company based in India. The company was founded in 1975 to make the national institution of coal mines in India. It is operating as a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL). Similarly, there are other CIL subsidiaries including CCL or Central Coalfields Limited, Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), and so on. And is responsible for coal mining in the eastern parts of India, particularly operated in the states of West Bengal and Jharkhand. As per the latest data available, ECL manages a significant network of mining operations. This is comprised of 78 working mines and are further distributed across 14 operating areas. This includes 49 underground mines, 20 opencast mines, and 9 mixed mines​. Apart from this, ECL’s operations are crucial for meeting India’s coal demand and also supporting the country’s energy infrastructure. Here in this article, we will have a look at the meaning of ECL tenders, how to find ECL tenders, the application process, and the major ECL operating areas in India.


What are ECL Tenders?

ECL tenders is a formal procurement and contracting process which is undertaken by Eastern Coalfields Limited. These tenders are invitations to suppliers and contractors, seeking bids for various projects and supply contracts. The tenders cover a wide range of requirements, from mining equipment and materials to specialised services. Through these tenders, ECL engages with various stakeholders, contributing to the development and operational efficiency of its mining activities.

How to find ECL tenders?

ECL is a subsidiary of CIL and thus, all the tenders released by ECL are available on Coal India’s e-procurement tender portal:

Here’s how you can find tenders released by Eastern Coalfields Limited or CCL.

  • Visit Coal India Limited eProcurement portal.
  • Scroll down and select ‘Tenders by Organisation’ button on the left side of the screen.
  • Now, a screen will appear where you can apply for various filters as per your business requirements and apply for tenders accordingly. You can filter by a tender category, product category and tender expire. You’ll also get a list of organisations’ names along with the active tender count they are offering. (For instance, the current number of ECL tenders is 176, South Eastern Coalfields Limited tenders are 113, and so on).
  • Click on the number in front of ‘Eastern Coalfields Limited’. And a list of ECL’s active tenders will appear as a result, matching to filters you applied earlier.
  • To view more information about the relevant tenders, you can click on the tender for further tender details.

Note: In case you want to search for the ECL tenders by location, you can quickly do so by selecting the ‘Tender by location’ tab and entering the location such as Pandaveswar, Jhanjra, Bankola, etc and then click on submit (after, entering the Captcha image). And, you will be redirected to a list of tenders in that area. Finally, you can apply for ECL tenders as per your business requirements by reading more about the specific tender you want to apply for.

Apart from this, you can find relevant tenders matching your business needs quickly through Tenders on Tata nexarc. All you need to do is subscribe to Tenders and receive regular emails. You can also apply filters and search for relevant tenders specific to your business requirements.

Operating areas of ECL in India

Here’s a list of Eastern Coalfield Limited (ECL) coalmines area-wise distribution:

Area Collieries
Bankola Bankola Colliery, Khandra Colliery, Kumardih A Colliery, Kumardih B Colliery, Moira Colliery, Nakrakonda Colliery, Shankarpur Colliery, Shyamsundarpur Colliery, Tilaboni Colliery
Jhanjra Main Industrial Complex (MIC), I & II Incline, I & B Incline, 3 & 4 Incline
Kajora Central Kajora Colliery, Jambad OCP, Jambad UG, Khas Kajora Colliery, Lachipur Colliery, Madhusudanpur Colliery, Madhabpur Colliery, Naba Kajora Colliery, Porascole Colliery
Salanpur Bonjemehari Colliery, Barmondia Colliery, Dabor, Gourandi Colliery, Gourandi Begunia Colliery, Mohonpur OCP
Pandaveswar Dalurband Colliery, Khottadih OCP, Khottadih UG, Mandhaipur Colliery, Manderbony Colliery, Pandaveswar Colliery, South Samla Colliery
Rajmahal Lalmatia Coalfield in Godda, Jharkhand
Salanpur Bonjemehari Colliery, Barmondia Colliery, Dabor, Gourandi Colliery, Gourandi Begunia Colliery, Mohonpur OCP
Sonpur Bazari Sonpur Bazari Project
S.P.Mines Chitra in Deoghar, Jharkhand

Registration process of ECL tenders

Before you start bidding for Eastern Coalfields Ltd. or ECL tenders, you must have to enroll your company as a bidder on the Coal India Limited (CIL). Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) is a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL). CIL is a state-owned coal mining corporation in India.  And, as a subsidiary of CIL, Eastern Coalfields Limited functions under its administrative control. This relationship allows ECL to be a part of the larger network of coal mining and production that falls under Coal India’s umbrella.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to register on the CIL e-tender portal:

  1. Visit the official website of Coal India Limited e-procurement portal at-
  2. Select the ‘Online Bidder Enrollment tab,’ under the log in button
  3. Fill in the mandatory details in the online form and complete the online registration (fields marked with a red asterisk are compulsory)
  4. Once you submit the form, you’ll receive an activation request on your email
  5. Now, review and confirm your details under ‘Bidder Enrollment Acknowledgement’
  6. Select the ‘Send Verification Code’ button
  7. After that, you need to set up a new password using the code received via email
  8. Finally, log in again with the new password to confirm your registration

Note: CIL or ECL does not charge any enrolment fees. However, you need to remember that a class III DSC is mandatory for all e-tendering purposes. You can easily obtain a DSC certificate via Cas (Certifying Authorities) such as V-sign (Verasys), eMudhra, National Informatics Center (NIC), etc.

Logging-in to e-tender portal

Once you have registered on the CIL e-tender portal, you can login using the credentials you have created.

  • Visit the tenders coalindialimited nic in the webpage
  • Now, scroll down to the ‘Supplier/Contractor login’ section
  • Enter your Login ID and Password
  • Enter the verification code (captcha) provided
  • Click ‘Sign In’

Note: If you are unable to remember your password, you can use the ‘Forgot Password’ option to quickly reset your password.

Charul Nalwaya

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