ACIP will assess your facility’s energy usage and help you to determine whether installing a renewable energy makes sense. We will then work with you to determine the best area of your property to target that has the physical characteristics needed to support a system, and analyze your utility interconnection points. We will go over the findings with you and help you to determine whether the RFP Development stage is appropriate.
ACIP will develop a customized Request for Proposal (RFP) document that will include all of the pertinent information that vendors will need in order to respond with accurate and aggressive pricing. We will go over the RFP with you prior to the solicitation process to make sure that anything additional you may want in the RFP is included.
After working with you to select the vendor participation list, we will send the approved RFP to the vendors and host a job walk at the property. We will give the selected vendors a submittal deadline and ensure they hit that deadline. We will act as your representative and manage the entire process. This process ensures vendors give aggressive pricing which saves you time and money.
Once all responses are received, we will review these responses and create a comparison sheet that breaks down the proposals in an “apples to apples” view. We then meet with you and go over each and every proposal. From there, we shortlist the respondents to a smaller list of the best options and schedule oral interviews. Based on the oral interviews and proposals, you make your final choice on a provider.
Vendor Negotiation Support
Once the vendor has been selected, we will help you with contract review and comments. We will help you with additions that should be made to ensure your project runs smooth and the vendor’s warranty obligations are clear and concrete, ensuring you’re protected for the long haul.
Once the contracts are in place and the work has started, we will help to ensure that things go well. We act as your liaison with scheduling meetings, transferring paperwork, and all the tasks that can make projects cumbersome on an owner. We take the burden of the time consuming activities off of you so you can keep running your operation.
Once all of the construction is done and the project is ready to be turned over, we will review the energy production and other items before you make any final payments to ensure the system is producing properly. We will ensure that there are no outstanding obligations that need to be met by the vendor and then, once they are done, give you our sign-off.