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Public Higher Education Bulletin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
RFP #1KSP1210
Request for Proposal: South Campus Solar Farm Project
Award InfoPublished Thursday March 6, 2014
Awarded to:
Vendor: Phoenix Solar, San Ramon, CA
Amount: An estimated $15,000,000
An estimated start date of 4/6/2014 through 4/5/2024
Number of Unsuccessful, Responsive Respondents: 9
The State Purchasing Officer for this procurement is now Stephen Rotello.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
This notice has been modified
Published Monday April 2, 2012
Amendment 4 is for the purpose of clarifying specifications based on vendor questions.
This notice has been modified
Published Wednesday March 28, 2012
Amendment 3 is for the purpose of providing information from the pre-proposal conference and clarifying specifications based on vendor questions.
This notice has been modified
Published Thursday March 22, 2012
Amendment 2 is for the purpose of extending the bid opening date to April 5, 2012; setting a deadline for vendor questions; and clarifying specifications.
This notice has been modified
Published Monday March 12, 2012
Amendment 1 is to clarify Request for Proposal specifications.
First published Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Sealed proposals will be accepted at the address below until 2:00 PM, Thursday April 5, 2012:

Purchasing Division
212A Illini Plaza
1817 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820

The University is seeking a proposal to lease 28.5 acres of land in the South Farms area, for the installation and operation of a Solar Farm. The University will lease the land to the selected Proposer for $1.00 per year, pursuant to lease and development agreements, and establish a Power Purchase Agreement for the renewable energy. The Proposer will be responsible for design, construction, permitting, transportation needs, operation, and maintenance of the Solar Farm.

For additional information, contact:
Kim Porter
University of Illinois
OBFS Purchasing Division
616 E. Green St, Ste 212 MC 364
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-3591
Submit 6 copies of the response as defined in the specifications. The University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses or parts thereof. This procurement may be contingent on Board of Trustees approval.

This transaction is subject to the State Board of Elections registration and certification requirements of Public Act 095-0971.

The State of Illinois has a policy to encourage prospective vendors to hire qualified veterans, minorities, females, persons with disabilities and ex-offenders.

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Specification Documents
  • 1KSP1210.pdf (10 MB)
  • 1KSP1210A1.pdf (66 KB)
  • 1KSP1210A2r.pdf (2 MB)
  • 1KSP1210A3.pdf (3 MB)
  • 1KSP1210A4.pdf (161 KB)