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Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia releases Group Solicitation RFP for Solar Services in Virginia

RFP seeks bids for as much as 2.73 MW of new solar photovoltiaic generation for Institutions located within Southwest Virginia.

The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia (SWG) announces the Solar Services 2019 Group Solicitation Request for Proposals.  This RFP includes third party ownership solar services options as well as solar array development for purchase options for eight institutional project sites within the region.

The objective of the 2019 Group Purchase Request for Proposals (“RFP”) is to increase solar installations in the seven coalfield counties of Southwest Virginia through a group procurement solicitation process which will result in reduced pricing for Subject Site building owners through a competitive selection process.  In addition, this procurement process will develop a client base with improved awareness and education on solar PV issues and expectations. This 2019 Group Purchase RFP is the second of multiple group purchase solicitation efforts planned by SWG.

RRFP Documents can be found on the right edge of this webpage.

Mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference

A mandatory pre-bid meeting is scheduled as noted in the RFP Schedule.  Questions will be taken and answered at this meeting.  All interested Respondents must attend this required pre-bid meeting either in-person, via conference call, or via webconference as follows: 

Potential Respondents wishing to attend via web conference may do so on April 12th at 2:45pm by Registering at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7006809769607915021. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For in-person attendance, please see the Request For Proposals for location information.

Information regarding the RFP can be obtained by contacting:

Chelsea Barnes
New Economy Program Manager
Appalachian Voices
(276) 207-9636

RFP Documents

Press Release

Request for Proposals

Exhibit A Documents:
Click Below for Exhibit A documents for each Subject Site:
Ballad Healthplex
First Baptist Church
Iron Works Cycle
Iron Works Gym
Norton Fire Rescue
Pennington Gap Sewer Plant
Pennington Gap Theater and Comm
Pennington Town Hall
Pennington Gap Water Plant
Western Front Hotel

Exhibit B: General Conditions of the Contract

Exhibit C: Cost Proposal Form

Exhibit D: Proposal Template

Pre-Bid Meeting

Attendee List
Presentation Slides
Meeting Recording
SELC Legal and Regulatory Overview

Site Electric Utility Use History

Site electric use history can be obtained by following this link to a password protected webpage.  Only respondents known to be RFP holders will receive the password for access.  To obtain your password for access, please contact Chelsea Barnes, chelsea@appvoices.org (276) 207-9636


Addendum 1 April 24 2019

Addendum 2 May 2 2019

Addendum 3 May 14 2019

Please check back for possible additional addenda.

About the Solar Workgroup
The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia (“SWG”) is a collaborative effort of nonprofit and community action agencies, colleges, state agencies, planning district commissions and other interested citizens and businesses seeking to develop a renewable energy industry cluster in the seven coalfield counties of Southwest Virginia.