Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is seeking qualified firms to submit proposals for the design, procurement, and installation of new, residential and small commercial, direct-owned photovoltaic systems at a per-watt price lower than the typical, single solar electric installation.
The Solarize Johnson County group buy program is being led by the MREA with the goal of increasing familiarity of solar PV investments and advancing installations on homes and businesses in all of Johnson County, Iowa. As part of the program, the MREA is selecting a qualified contractor through a competitive selection process and will host a series of free information sessions for interested home and business owners.
The group buy involves MREA and the support of Johnson County, Johnson County Conservation, Johnson County Public Health, and the cities of Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty, Shueyville, Solon and West Branch with MREA and Johnson County leading widespread publicity and awareness in the area.
RFP Announced February 1, 2018
RFP Questions Due/Posted February 14, 2018
RFP Proposals Due February 23, 2018
Firm Selected March 23, 2018
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
I would greatly appreciate more information regarding the insurance requirements and if the bonding is a license bond or a performance bond.
As part of the proposal, show proof of license bond.
As part of your proposal, please show proof of liability insurance. Selected installer will be asked to demonstrate “Additional Insureds” listed as Midwest Renewable Energy Association, Johnson County, City of Coralville, City of Iowa City, City of North Liberty, City of Shueyville, City of Solon, City of West Branch.
This is a consumer protection. In the event that an installer takes too long to get installations done, we want them to give people production credits. A production credit based on the installer-provided quote incentivizes the installer to finish contracted work in a timely manner, and while not an onerous penalty at first, the longer the installer takes to wrap up installation, the greater the penalty due to lost production.