Request for Proposals- Commercial Solar Finance – Standardized Documents Working Group

MassCEC is seeking proposals from consultants with expertise in the commercial solar PV market, solar project finance, commercial loans and financing regulation, stakeholder engagement, group moderation, and market outreach and education. Through this Request for Proposals (“RFP”), MassCEC expects to hire a consultant firm, or partnership of firms, to facilitate the development and operation of an industry working group focused on creating and deploying standardized financing documentation for the commercial solar market in Massachusetts.

The scope of work for this initiative includes:

  1. Initial working group outreach and assembly;
  2. Identification of market needs and prioritization of potential working group projects;
  3. Ongoing working group outreach and facilitation; and
  4. Distribution and engagement with the industry to encourage use of the developed templates.

The Consultant(s) will guide the working group towards creating high impact deliverables that have consensus from the industry. Working group goals include increasing the availability of financing for onsite commercial solar projects, reducing transaction costs for participants in this market, and overcoming current barriers that are limiting growth in the commercial PV sector.

A full scope of work can be found in the Request for Proposal solicitation, linked below.

Proposals must be submitted to by 5:00 pm ET March 15, 2019.


RFP Released

February 11, 2019

Deadline to submit questions to RFP

February 25, 2019

Responses to questions posted to Solicitation page

March 4, 2019

Final Date for Submittal of Proposals

March 15, 2019 – 5:00 PM ET

Interviews of top applicants*

March 2019

Consultant(s) Selected*

April 2019

Contracting Process Complete, Work Begins By*

June 2019

*Dates after RFP Submittal Deadline are anticipated dates. All dates are subject to change. 

Commercial Solar Finance – Standardized Documents Working Group RFP

Attachment A – Proposal Cover Sheet

Attachment B – Authorized Applicants Signature and Acceptance Form

Attachment C – Template Services Contract

Attachment D – RFI Summary Results