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Renewable Energy Procurement and Installation Project

Buncombe County is soliciting construction bids from qualified firms who can provide installation of solar renewable power generating systems (“PV Systems”).

Buncombe County (the “County”) is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to provide “turnkey” installation, operation and maintenance of solar photovoltaic systems (“PV Systems”) on public facilities and land. These public facilities may include facilities owned by a variety of public agencies, such as Buncombe County Schools, City of Asheville Schools, Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College (AB Tech) Buncombe County, and the City of Asheville.

The County is leading the procurement collaborative for the various public agencies. The PV systems will be located on the respective Agencies’ properties, including County-owned properties and at other locations owned by other Agencies. Each Agency has agreed to participate in the solicitation. After responses are reviewed, it is possible that the County and the Agencies may choose to implement the award of the contract in multiple stages depending on available funding and various financing mechanisms.

While the County and Agencies have included several sites for potential PV installation, contingent upon future funding availability, additional public sites may be added.

Firms submitting responses to this solicitation do so understanding that neither the County as lead agency nor any other Agency guarantees the award of any contracts or work. All agencies reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion to reject any and all proposals.

The Firms responding to this solicitation must have identified and established relationships with installers, operators, maintenance, and verification firms. The County recognizes that some Firms may have integrated PV System development, installation, and financing capacity.

Buncombe County Properties

West Asheville Library

South Buncombe Library

Tax Office

HHS Building & Parking Deck

College St. Parking Deck - House Loads

College St. Parking Deck - 35 Woodfin Loads

Fairview Library

Leicester Library

North Asheville Library

Transfer Station

Animal Shelter

PSTC - Training Center

PSTC - Apparatus Center

Buncombe County Schools

Hominy Valley Elementary School

Enka Intermediate

Glen Arden Elementary

Community High School

Cane Creek Middle

North Windy Ridge Intermidiate School

Buncombe Aquatic Center

Erwin High - Kitchen and Main Account

Owen Middle School

City of Asheville

Burton Street Comminuty Center

Linwood Crump Shiloh Center

Wall Street Parking Deck

Fire Station #10

Fire Station #11

Asheville City Schools

Hall Fletcher Elementary School

Ira B Jones Elementary School - Large Account

Ira B Jones Elementary School - Small Account

Montford Northstar Academy

Asheville High School - Vocational

Asheville High School - Cafeteria

Asheville High School - Cultural Arts Building

Vance Elementary School

Asheville Middle School

AB Tech

Allied Health



Conference Center

Coman/Locke Library