Request for Proposals: Lease of former landfill for solar installation

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Lease of Real Property for Construction of a Solar Energy Facility at the

Former Municipal Landfill:  1010 West Royalston Rd., Athol, MA

The Town of Athol Board of Selectmen, acting through its Town Manager, seeks competitive proposals for the lease of a portion of the former Athol municipal landfill, located at 1010 West Royalston Road, Athol, MA  01331, as a host site for the construction of a commercial or utility-scale solar energy facility and associated equipment that will interconnect to the local electric grid, but which will not supply electrical energy to Town facilities other than the subject site.  The lease shall be for a term of up to twenty-five (25) years, with an option to extend the lease term for up to an additional five (5) years.

The complete Request for Proposals (RFP) is available by request to the Dept. of Public Works via email at:  To be considered, proposals must be received at the office of the Athol Dept. of Public Works, Room 24, 584 Main Street, Athol, MA 01331 on or before Monday, March 12 at 2:30 p.m., at which time all proposals will be publicly opened in Room 21, Athol Town Hall, and taken under advisement. 

An optional pre-bid site walkthrough is scheduled for Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the former landfill site at 1010 West Royalston Road, Athol, MA.

The RFP and supporting documents do not constitute an offer or agreement to convey any interest in the property.  Any offer or agreement may only result from a duly adopted vote of the Athol Board of Selectmen and the execution of a contract pursuant to such vote. 

The Town reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, in whole or part, and to waive any portion or requirement of the RFP or informalities if in its best interests.  Athol is an equal opportunity employer.

By:       Shaun A. Suhoski, Town Manager

            Chief Procurement Officer