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
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.