Solar Power Purchase Agreement, Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, RFP-FS-2021-02-BD

Update: June 7, 2022
Notice of Intent to Award

Update: March 11, 2022
P.2.1 Existing Roof Drawings 95 Percent CD
P.3.1 Electrical Drawings 95 Percent CD
Answers to Submitted Questions
Addendum 2

Update: February 14, 2022

The Judicial Council seeks proposals for a solar project to be delivered using a Solar Power Purchase Agreement (“SPPA”) for the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three (“Court of Appeal”) located at 601 West Santa Ana Boulevard, Santa Ana, CA 92701. The project elements will include delivery of a Solar Photovoltaic System (“PV System”), Battery Energy Storage System (“BESS”), and Renewable Energy Certificates (“RECs”). The project is part of the Judicial Council’s plan to reduce courthouse Greenhouse Gas Emissions (“GHG”) and obtain a renewable supply for its electric consumption.

The Judicial Council seeks to award an SPPA and corresponding Site License Agreement (“SLA”) to one (1) Renewable Energy Development Firm (“Contractor”).

The SLA will permit the Contractor non-exclusive and revocable limited access to the project site for the construction and operation of the System as set forth in the Agreements. It is the sole responsibility of each Contractor submitting a proposal under this RFP to review both of the Agreements before submitting their proposal.

Interested parties should note that this pilot single-site Request for Proposals (“RFP”) will most likely precede a much larger solicitation for onsite renewable energy generation, in conjunction with associated battery energy systems. At the time of writing, it is anticipated this opportunity is to include 33 locations across the State.

A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held via phone call on February 10, 2022, at 10 AM Pacific Time.
Call in #: 877-820-7831
Participant Code: 109630

The Judicial Council will hold a site walk on February 17, 2022, at 10 AM Pacific Time. Attendance at the site walk is mandatory.  

Questions regarding the RFP should be submitted in writing to the Judicial Council via no later than February 25, 2022, at 5 PM Pacific Time.

Proposals must be received no later than 5 PM, Pacific Time on March 25, 2022.

Only electronic proposals will be accepted.  For electronic submission of proposals, email your proposal no more than three (3) days in advance of the proposal due date to the following email addresses:
Email Non-Cost Portion Proposal to:  
Email Cost Portion Proposal to:         

Further details regarding this solicitation and work requirements are set forth in the RFP and the related documents listed below. All Attachments and Exhibits are posted to the RFP webpage as separate documents:

Request for Proposal (updated 3/11/22)

Attachment A,  Administrative Rules Governing this RFQ
Attachment B, Technical Proposal and Qualifications Questionnaire Form (updated 3/11/22)
Attachment C, Proposed Price Quotation Form
Attachment D, Solar Power Purchase Agreement for Photovoltaic System
Attachment E, Site License Agreement for Photovoltaic System
Attachment F, Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
Attachment G, General Certifications Form
Attachment H, Darfur Certification Form
Attachment IA, Payee Data Record
Attachment IB, Payee Data Record Supplement
Attachment J, Unruh Civil Rights Act & CA Fair Employment & Housing Act Certification
Attachment K, Iran Contracting Act Certification
Attachment L, Internal Background Check Policy
Attachment M.1, DVBE Declaration
Attachment M.2, Bidder’s Declaration
Attachment N, Historical Site Electricity Usage Interval Data
Attachment O, Historical Site Electricity Billing Information
Attachment P.1, Solar Site Layout
Attachment P.2, Existing Roof Drawings
Attachment P.3, Electrical Drawings
Attachment P.4, 2021 Court of Appeal Re-Roofing Specifications
Attachment Q, Court of Appeal Asbestos Survey Report, Roof
Attachment R, Judicial Council Tool Control Policy
Attachment S, Form for Submission of Questions

NOTE: The Judicial Council, as a public entity, prohibits direct contact with any Council personnel during the solicitation process in order to maintain fairness and equality to all proposers. Proposers are specifically directed NOT to contact any judicial branch entity personnel or consultants for meetings, conferences, or discussions that are related to the solicitation at any time between release of the solicitation and any award and execution of a contract. Unauthorized contact with any judicial branch entity personnel or consultants may be cause for rejection of the Proposer’s proposal.