OUC, the second-largest municipal utility in Florida, is requesting a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ09 No. 2744 OQ) to pre-qualify applicant teams for an upcoming request for proposals to develop solar photovoltaic systems of up to 10 MW.
The RFP will invite qualified teams to submit pricing for solar power purchase agreements (PPAs), including the environmental attributes associated with the energy generated from these projects. These systems potentially will be installed at multiple locations within OUC's service territory over the next two years.
SOQ respondents should provide information regarding their team's technical and financial qualifications to provide these services to OUC. The applicant team must demonstrate the ability to successfully negotiate and execute a solar PPA and should provide evidence of successful completion of at least 1 MW of solar photovoltaic projects to meet the minimum application criteria.
Special preference will be given to teams that include a North American Board of Certified Energy Providers certified PV contractor on the proposed construction team. Emphasis will be placed on project teams that include a plan for local workforce recruitment for project design and construction.
Responses to the SOQ are due Sept. 3 at 3 p.m. EDT.