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Posted on: January 15, 2019

SOLAR RFP NOTICE - JANUARY, 2019

Town of Red Hook, New York
NOTICE OF ISSUANCE OF REQUEST For proposals for
1.73 MW (AC) Solar PV Project to be Created through the
NYSERDA Community Distributed Generation Program

The Town of Red Hook (hereinafter the “Town”), in conjunction with the Village of Red Hook (the “Village”) in Dutchess County, New York seeks to identify a qualified project sponsor to develop a 1.73 MW (AC) solar photovoltaic project that will qualify for the NYSERDA Community Distributed Generation (also known as “Shared Renewables”) Program. 

The “Project Sponsor” will be responsible for all aspects of developing and managing this project over the next 20 or so years with the option for the Town to acquire the solar energy system for Fair Market Value (“FMV”) on the 6th, 8th or 10th anniversary. It is proposed that the Village of Red Hook would make available for lease an approximately 7 acre portion of an 18 acre parcel occupied by the Village’s well site for the development of the solar photovoltaic system. Purchase power agreements must be structured to provide financial savings to the participating municipalities compared to their energy costs absent such a contract, and must include provisions rendering the agreement subject to the appropriation of funds and requiring the payment of prevailing wages under the New York State Labor Law. 

Copies of the RFP package may be obtained by contacting Town Clerk Sue McCann at smccann@redhook.org referencing this RFP.  Hard copies are available from the Town Clerk for a deposit of $10. 

There will be a mandatory site visit commencing at the Town of Red Hook Town Hall, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571, currently scheduled for January 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

SEALED PROPOSALS WILL BE RECEIVED by the Town of Red Hook at the office of the Town Clerk, located at 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571 until February 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., and will be publicly opened immediately thereafter-.  Any submission that is incomplete or which does not meet the minimum qualifications may be rejected. 

In the selection of proposer, the Town Board of the Town of Red Hook reserves the right to waive any informality in the RFP process and to reject any and all proposals.

Dated:  January 14, 2019
             Ted Kudzy, Purchasing Officer
             Town of Red Hook

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