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City of South Charleston Third Party Solar Installation Proposal and Specifications

Request for Proposals

COSC Solar Installation Proposal and Specifications
  1. OBJECTIVE
    The City of South Charleston, hereinafter referred to as “the City” is soliciting competitive sealed proposals from qualified Providers to design, own and operate, finance and maintain a solar installation on The City of South Charleston’s property and provide power to City facilities.The City of South Charleston is requesting proposals from qualified firms, partnerships, corporations, associations or professional organizations to provide solar photovoltaics (PV) services through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Responses shall be submitted no later than 1:00 p.m. on 07/29/2019. Late responses will not be considered. Each response shall be treated as confidential until this deadline, after which each response shall become public.
  2. OVERVIEW
    The City of South Charleston is seeking proposals from interested firms that are capable of designing, engineering, managing, financing and maintaining a solar PV project limited to one site located at 20 RHL Blvd, South Charleston WV. In the long-term, the City may be interested in developing solar energy for other sites, and results of this RFP may be used for future projects deemed appropriate by the City. However, for purposes of the RFP, respondents should limit their responses to only this site.The City believes on-site PV power generation will provide a long-term financial benefit by reducing energy costs through reduction of peak demand loads and daily energy consumption at the sites. The program will provide high quality power with minimal environmental impact.  Through on-site PV solar generation, the City hopes to:

    • Reap the financial benefits of more affordable electricity at minimal cost.
    • Reduce environmental impact.
    • Provide an example of successful renewable energy generation and showcase the City as a leader in development of renewable energy sources.

    Through this RFP process, the City intends to select only one proposer for the solar project.

  3. RFP SCHEDULE
    The following schedule and deadlines apply to this solicitation:
    Request for Proposal Due 07/29/19 no later than 1:00 PM EST
    Hard copy
    Mailed or Hand Delivered to:
    City Manager
    238 4th Avenue
    South Charleston, WV 25303
    “RFP for Solar PV”

Selection of Provider will be made on 08/01/2019