Bellmawr School District Looks to Go Solar; Seeks Proposals for Roof-Mounted Solar Panels – South Jersey Observer

The Bellmawr Public School District is seeking proposals from qualified firms for the design, development, financing, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, and ownership of roof-mounted solar photovoltaic (“PV”) facilities for the Bellmawr Public School District.

The estimated aggregate size of the systems proposed in the base bid is approximately 814 kW DC. Advertisements

The PV facilities are proposed to be located at the following locations (collectively the “Project”):

  • Bell Oaks Upper Elementary School
    256 Anderson Ave, Bellmawr, NJ 08031
  • Bellmawr Park Elementary School
    9 Peach Rd, Bellmawr, NJ 08031
  • Ethel M. Burke Elementary School
    112 S Black Horse Pike, Bellmawr, NJ 08031

The successful bidder (the “Contractor”) will enter into a maximum 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) with the Township to sell power produced by the System to the School District for the respective entities’ facilities.

The Contractor shall be responsible for all costs associated with the development, financing, design, construction and permitting of the Project.

The Contractor shall also be responsible for roofing repairs/upgrades necessary to ensure that roof warranties are protected and/or extended appropriately.

The Contractor shall retain ownership of the System and the Transition Renewable Energy Certificates (“TRECs”) generated by the System.

Bids must be accompanied by a Consent of Surety from a surety company authorized to do business in the State of New Jersey and acceptable to the School District and either a Bid Bond or a Certified Check drawn to the order of “Bellmawr Public School District” for not less than ten percent (10%) of the bid amount, except that the check shall not exceed $20,000.00.

The successful bidder is notified that a performance bond for the full amount of this project is required.

Bids will be received, opened and read in public on May 21, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the Business Administrator Office at the School District, 256 Anderson Ave, Bellmawr, NJ 08031.

Electronic file copies of the RFP documents may be requested at no cost via email:, or by phone at (609) 230-4252.

This RFP seeks bids under the competitive bidding provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-1, et seq.

The Contractor awarded a contract pursuant to this RFP must comply with the requirements of the Public School Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-1, and any other applicable statutes and regulations as set forth in the terms and conditions of the Request for Proposal.


May 8, 2021 susan ward