Clean Power Alliance of Southern California (CPA) is seeking competitive proposals from qualified and experienced solar and storage installation companies (Proposers) to build, finance, own, operate and maintain behind-the-meter battery energy storage and solar photovoltaic systems at 12 public facilities across Los Angeles County and Ventura County.
The projects will be part of CPA’s Power Ready program, which has been administered to support community reliability efforts in its service territory by providing public agencies with an on-site energy resiliency project that also provides significant community benefit and demand response capabilities to CPA.
Proposers will be required to demonstrate that they have the qualifications, resources, expertise, and experience sufficient to undertake the project on a timely and cost-efficient basis. Mandatory Offer Forms will be required to submit a proposal.
Offers will be evaluated on a combination of quantitative and qualitative factors further described in the Power Ready RFO Protocol document. The successful Proposer will be required to enter into a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement, for all 12 sites, with CPA and Lease Agreement with each site host.
Full submission instructions are included in the Power Ready RFO Protocol document and RFO Materials which will be released via email upon completion of the Registration Form.
EcoMotion, CPA’s Power Ready technical advisor, is administering this Request for Offers (RFO) process on behalf of CPA.
The RFO will be a multi-step process to qualify Proposers.
Initial Submission Round: CPA is seeking initial offers from Proposers with the RFO materials provided after completion of the Registration Form. From this initial submission round, CPA will select a subset of Proposers to participate in the Second Submission Round.
Second Submission Round: For selected Proposers from the Initial Submission Round, CPA will release additional confidential site information subject to a non-disclosure agreement to selected Proposers to present a best and final offer.
At CPA’s sole discretion, CPA may engage in additional rounds based on information received during the first two rounds.
|January 17, 2023||RFO Opens|
|February 10, 2023||Deadline for Proposer Registration|
|Initial Submission Round|
|February 8, 2023||Proposer Webinar at 11:00am Pacific Standard Time|
|February 13, 2023||Deadline to submit Initial Submission Round Q&A at 8:00am Pacific Standard Time|
|February 24, 2023||Initial Submission Round Q&A responses posted|
|March 10, 2023||Deadline to submit Initial Submission Round Proposals at 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time|
|April 3, 2023||CPA to notify Proposers of Second Round selection|
|Second Submission Round|
|April 14, 2023||CPA to release confidential site information and Second Round Offer Template to selected Proposers|
|April 24-28, 2023||Virtual Proposers Conference and Site Walk|
|May 1, 2023||Deadline to submit Second Submission Round Q&A at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time|
|May 22, 2023||Second Submission Round Q&A responses provided to all selected Proposers via email|
|June 16, 2023||Deadline to submit best and final RFO Proposals at 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time|
|August 18, 2023||Proposers notified of shortlist status|
|Q3/Q4 2023||Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) negotiations and award|
All RFO materials will be provided via email to interested proposers upon registering. To register, please complete the Registration Form.
Initial Submission Round Proposer Webinar will be held on Wednesday, February 8th from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST. The webinar will discuss the Power Ready Program and RFO process. To participate in the webinar, proposer must first register. Following registration, you will receive a link to access the webinar.
Second Round Submission Virtual Proposers Conference to be scheduled the week of April 24-28th.