Request for Proposals - 2019 Solarize Massachusetts Plus Salem-Swampscott-Nahant Installer RFP

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), in partnership with the Department of Energy Resources (DOER), is requesting proposals from solar photovoltaic (PV), air source heat pump (ASHP), and solar hot water (SHW) installers to participate the 2019 Solarize Massachusetts Plus Salem-Swampscott-Nahant ("Northshore") Program, which will drive community adoption of solar photovoltaic (PV), air source heat pump (ASHP), and solar hot water (SHW) projects through 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 and solar hot water 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 Thursday, September 5th, 2019. Only complete, timely responses will be considered. Responses to this RFP must be submitted electronically to solarize@masscec.com “2019 Solarize Massachusetts Plus Northshore – Installer Proposal” must appear 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 Tuesday, August 20th, 2019. “2019 Solarize Mass Plus Northshore RFP – Installer Question” must appear in the email subject line. Responses to submitted questions, and other frequently asked questions, will be posted by Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 on MassCEC’s website.

2019 Solarize Mass Plus Salem-Swampscott-Nahant - Installer Request for Proposals

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 (SHW, ASHP only bids)

Community Marketing Proposal