Solar Contractor Wanted--RFP Available

Bids Being Accepted for New Solar Array Planned at SEVCA's Westminster Location

SEVCA plans to build, own, and manage an innovative community solar installation, using virtual net metering credits to deliver energy assistance directly to low-income households. This project, Community Solar for Community Action, will demonstrate a new, nationally relevant, scalable model of energy assistance, enabling low-income households to meet their energy needs while supporting the development of renewable energy resources.

Project goals include:

  • Reducing the energy burden of low-income households through applying virtual net metering credits on their electricity bills, based on the energy generated by the solar array.
  • Enabling low-income households to support and benefit from development of renewable sources of energy, thereby participating in the transition to a more sustainable energy economy.
  • Reducing participating low-income households’ dependence on energy assistance by decreasing and stabilizing their energy costs.
  • Contributing to reducing and stabilizing SEVCA’s energy costs for the operation of its main office in Westminster, thereby freeing up scarce resources to use for services.

Solicitation Information

Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) and the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) are soliciting proposals from a qualified contractor to design, procure, deliver, install and maintain a mixed ground‐ and roof‐mounted grid‐tied solar photovoltaic system. The system designed and installed at SEVCA’s headquarters in Westminster shall have capacity of up to 150kWDC, given site and other constraints identified herein.

Submission details

Deadline: Electronic bids will be accepted until 4:00pm EST, Friday, May 25, 2018.

How to respond: Electronic bids must contain the following language in the subject line: ELECTRONIC BID – SEVCA CS4CA and must be submitted to the following email address: BJ Allen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Project specifications are available from BJ Allen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Questions concerning this solicitation may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Noon, Thursday May 17, 2018. All questions and answers will be emailed to every entity that asks for project specifications by Friday, May 18, 2018.

SEVCA and RREAL reserve the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any formal defects or irregularities in the bids, when deemed to be in the best interest of the project.


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