Bellmawr School District Looks to Go Solar; Seeks Proposals for Roof-Mounted Solar Panels – South Jersey Observer

Bellmawr Public School District is soliciting proposals from qualified companies for the design, development, financing, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, and ownership of rooftop solar photovoltaic (“PV”) systems for the district.

The estimated total size of the systems proposed in the basic offering is approximately 814 kW direct current. display

It is suggested that the PV systems are located at the following locations (collectively the “project”):

  • Bell Oaks Upper Elementary School
    256 Anderson Ave, Bellmawr, NJ 08031
  • Bellmawr Park Elementary School
    9 Peach Rd, Bellmawr, NJ 08031
  • Ethel M. Burke Elementary School
    112 S Black Horse Pike, Bellmawr, NJ 08031

The successful bidder (the “Contractor”) enters into a power purchase agreement for a maximum of 15 years (“PPA”) with the municipality in order to sell the electricity generated by the system to the school district for the facilities of the respective companies.

The contractor is responsible for all costs associated with the development, financing, planning, construction and approval of the project.

The contractor will also be responsible for any roof repairs / upgrades necessary to ensure that the roof warranties are adequately protected and / or extended.

The contractor retains ownership of the system and the Transition Renewable Energy Certificates (“TRECs”) created by the system.

Bids must be accompanied by a bond issued by a sponsoring company licensed to conduct business in New Jersey and acceptable to the school district, a bond or certified check issued in accordance with the order of the Bellmawr Public School District At least ten percent (10%) of the bid amount, with the exception that the check cannot exceed $ 20,000.00.

The winning bidder will be informed that a performance guarantee is required for the full amount of this project.

Bids will be received, opened and read publicly on May 21, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Corporate Administrator’s office in the School District, 256 Anderson Ave, Bellmawr, NJ 08031.

Electronic file copies of the RFP documents can be requested free of charge by email: [email protected] or by phone at (609) 230-4252.

This RFP searches for bids in accordance with NJSA 18A: 18A-1 et seq. For competitive bids.

The contractor who has received a contract under this RFP must comply with the requirements of Public School Contracts Act, NJSA 18A: 18A-1, and all other applicable laws and regulations set out in the terms of the call for proposals .

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