Request for Proposals – 2019 Solarize Massachusetts Plus Needham Installer RFP

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), in partnership with the Department of Energy Resources (DOER), is requesting proposals from solar photovoltaics (PV), and air source heat pump (ASHP) installers to participate the 2019 Solarize Massachusetts Plus Needham Program, which will drive community adoption of solar PV, air source heat pump (ASHP) and electric vehicle (EV) projects through a group purchasing model that includes a tailored community-based marketing effort within the selected Massachusetts communities.

MassCEC seeks proposals from one or more Installers that can provide residential and small-scale commercial solar PV installations under both direct purchase and third-party ownership models.  Through this RFP MassCEC also seeks one or more Installers that can provide residential and, if available, small-scale commercial air source heat pump technology installations.

Quality of the Installer proposal, proposed equipment, proposed pricing, ability to partner with the Community, previous performance providing similar services, installation practices, and reference checks will be factors in the selection process.

Responses to this RFP must be received by MassCEC no later than 4:59pm on August 12, 2019. Only complete, timely responses will be considered. Responses to this RFP must be submitted electronically to solarize@masscec.com and must include “2019 Solarize Massachusetts Plus Needham – Installer Proposal” in the email subject line.

Please submit all questions to the Solarize Massachusetts Team, at solarize@masscec.com no later than 4:59 pm on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. “2019 Solarize Mass Plus Needham RFP – Installer Question” must appear in the email subject line. Responses to submitted questions, and other frequently asked questions, will be posted by Friday, July 26, 2019 on MassCEC’s website.

2019 Solarize Mass Plus Needham - 

Installer Request for Proposals (please note pricing data updated 7.16.19, use this version)

Attachment B – Solarize Mass General Metrics Template

Attachment C - Proposal Checklist and Application Form

Attachment D - Pricing, Cost Adders and Equipment Form

Attachment E – Abridged Proposal Checklist and Application form (ASHP only bids)

Community Marketing Proposal

Installer RFP FAQ (posted 7.26.19)