Request for Energy Proposals
Purchase of Electricity from Solar Photovoltaic Systems Hosted on Montgomery County Facilities

Solar panels on a facility

Montgomery County Government is committed to creating a more vibrant, healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. The County’s 2009 Climate Protection Plan and 2010 Green Economy Plan both identify deployment of clean energy systems as a priority of the County’s climate and energy goals. Montgomery County is launching an effort to identify and install solar photovoltaic systems in and around Montgomery County facilities.

The County is specifically seeking a third party to install, own, operate and finance solar projects hosted on select County facilities. The Montgomery County Department of General Services (DGS) is custodian of County buildings and sites and is responsible for the ownership, operation, maintenance, management, utilities and leasing of County facilities. Collectively, the Department’s portfolio includes 271 owned facilities encompassing over 5,000,000 square feet (sq ft.) of gross floor area (GFA). In addition, DGS is responsible for extensive grounds and properties that can be used for solar deployment where economical and consistent with the County’s development plans.

The Solar Provider, in their response to this RFEP should be prepared to provide complete turn-key photovoltaic solar project including financing and selling the electricity generated to the County. The County respects economies of scale and has an interest in bundling as many projects into large awards but also may consider multiple awards where multiple vendors are in the County’s best interests.

Notices and Contacts

RFEP Issued
February 9, 2015
Proposal Conference (Optional)
April 1, 2015 (Rescheduled)
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST.
Executive Office Building
101 Monroe Ave, 9th Floor
Rockville, MD 20850
Please sing-up in advance at here
(with your company name).
Deadline for Questions
April 8, 2015 (Extended)
Questions and Answers (as of 04/17/2015)
Proposals Due (Updated)
April 24, 2015 3:00 PM
Interviews (Updated)
May 8, 2015
Anticipated Award Date (Updated)
May 22, 2015
Site Tours
February 23 & 24, 2015

March 23, 2015 1 - 4 PM - Sites to be visited:
  1. Scotland Community Center
    7700 Scotland Dr, Potomac MD
  2. Clara Baton
    7425 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John, MD
March 26, 2015 9 - Noon:
  1. Damascus Library
    9701 Main St., Damascus MD
  2. Damascus Recreation Center
    9701 Main St., Damascus MD
Michael Yambrach
Capital Projects
Office of Energy and Sustainability
Department of General Services
Montgomery County, Maryland 20850