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THE SOLAR POWER AND BATTERY BACK-UP PROGRAM

We are excited to announce the publication of RFP ONE X — solar + storage implementation services for approximately 68.6 kw of solar power and 325 kWh of energy storage!

RFP ONE X  |  E-Conference  |  Site Overviews  |  Program  |  List of Qualified Vendors


Solar One hosted the RFP ONE X Respondents E-Conference on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 to at 1:00 PM EDT to discuss the RFP, ask questions and receive preliminary responses. The E-Conference was recorded and can be accessed here.

The Agenda for the E-Conference is available here.

Questions and answers resulting from the E-Conference will be posted in the next few days.


With RFP ONE X, Solar One will fund solar + storage for four community facilities.

Throggs Neck Volunteer Ambulance Corps is a volunteer emergency response organization that has been operating in the East Bronx since 1979. The organization is run entirely by volunteers who provide essential life support services, stabilizing patients at the scene of emergencies and bringing them to a hospital for further care. A solar power and battery back-up system at this site will enable them to maintain normal operations during blackouts, dispatching and responding to emergencies as needed. The local community will also be able to access the building for lighting, cooling, and device charging during emergencies.

Birch Family Services provides education, habilitation, and residential services for people with autism and other developmental disabilities, with a focus on low-income individuals and their families. Their residential care facility in Canarsie serves six adult residents with developmental disabilities. A solar power and battery back-up system at this facility will enable staff to secure the comfort and safety of the residents and coordinate a response to emergency conditions during blackouts.

Villa Maria Academy is a non-profit, private elementary school located in the East Bronx Waterfront. The student body of the Villa and their families were significantly impacted by Sandy when the school and many of the surrounding neighborhoods experienced electricity outages from fallen trees. A solar power and battery back-up system would allow the Villa’s gymnasium to convene the community and provide device charging and emergency resources during blackouts.

Flatlands Volunteer Ambulance Corps is also a volunteer emergency response organization. It has been operating in the South Brooklyn Waterfront since 1981. The organization is operated entirely by a team of 50-80 volunteers, all of whom are certified Emergency Medical Technicians that provide both basic and advanced life support services. Flatlands also provides courses on CPR, Defensive Driving, and basic and refresher EMT training. A solar power and battery back-up system at this site will enable them to maintain normal operations during blackouts, dispatching and responding to emergencies as needed. The local community will also be able to access the building space for lighting, cooling, and device charging during emergencies.

Solar power and battery back-up systems at each of these facilities will provide tremendous benefits to their communities in future storm emergencies.  We welcome your participation in this RFP and look forward to empowering a more resilient city with you.


Solar 1 has received U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding to implement a solar + storage program known as The Solar Power and Battery Backup Program for Community Facilities. The project was conceived and is funded through the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program of the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR).

Solar 1 is seeking proposals from the List of Qualified Vendors to provide solar + storage construction services for sites included in The Solar Power and Battery Back-up Program for Community Facilities. 

Click here to go to the Solar 1 Bidding Platform to access the RFP. A digital and physical proposal is required to have a complete submission. Both versions must match and must be submitted no later than 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on the due date. A bid bond is also required with the physical submission.

A Respondents’ E-Conference will be held on Tuesday, April 24th at 1:00 PM EDT. All questions before and after the E-Conference must be submitted using the procedure outlined in the RFP. All questions and answers will be made available to the List of Qualified Vendors. The E-Conference will be recorded and available for all of those who are not available to join live.

There will be a site walk for each community facility that will allow Qualified Vendors to gather additional information and verify site data presented in the RFP. Each Qualified Vendor may send up to two representatives from their firm to participate in the site walk. All items discussed and discovered on site will be made available to all Bidders.


THE LIST OF QUALIFIED VENDORS

 

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