REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Opportunities to work with CalChoice
Our team appreciates your interest in working with CalChoice. Current requests for proposals (RFPs) are available below.
City of Pico Rivera Climate Action Plan RFP
The City of Pico Rivera is seeking proposals that generally reflect the following scope of work for the development of a Climate Action Plan. Proposal submittals are encouraged to suggest innovative refinements to the scope of work that will achieve the deliverables described below:
Task 1: Project kick-off and project management
Task 2: Develop an inventory of GHG emissions
Task 3: Establish GHG emission reduction targets
Task 4: Engage City Committees, City Council, and Community
Task 5: Develop policies and strategies to achieve GHG reduction targets
Task 6: Develop climate adaptation and resiliency strategies
Task 7: Identify funding and implementation measures
Task 8: Develop tools for monitoring and reporting of the CAP
Task 9: Finalize Climate Action and Adaptation Plan
View the RFP at https://pbsystem.planetbids.com/portal/41481/bo/bo-detail/96088#bidInformation.
Bidders must register on PlanetBids before submitting a proposal.
Proposals are due by August 4, 2022 at 5 PM.
All questions are due by July 19, 2022 at 5 PM.
CalChoice Request for Offers to Sell Disadvantaged Community Green Tariff Program Qualifying RPS RECs to the California Choice Energy Authority
The California Choice Energy Authority (“CalChoice”), which provides administrative and operational support to the following eight (8) Community Choice Aggregation (“CCA”) programs, including Apple Valley Choice Energy (“AVCE”), Lancaster Choice Energy (“LCE”), Energy for Palmdale’s Independent Choice (“EPIC”), Pico Rivera Innovative Municipal Energy (“PRIME”), Pomona Choice Energy (“PCE”), Rancho Mirage Energy Authority (“RMEA”), San Jacinto Power (“SJP”) and Santa Barbara Clean Energy (“SBCE”), is requesting offers to sell (with CalChoice serving as BUYER) Disadvantaged Community Green Tariff (DAC-GT) Program Qualifying RPS-eligible renewable energy in CY 2023, 2024, 2025 and 2026, as further described in the attached solicitation instructions.
Request for offer documents:
- Full RFO Details
- Offer Form
- CalChoice Exclusivity Agreement
- CalChoice NDA
- CalChoice PPA ProForma
- CalChoice Supplier Diversity Survey – PPA Exhibit A
Prospective suppliers are encouraged to regularly check our website for updates to the DAC-GT RFO instructions and offer form. Any offer(s) must be submitted via email no later than 5:00 P.M. PST on Friday, September 15, 2023. All participants must utilize CalChoice’s offer form and must email this form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Joint Mid-Term Reliability RFP
Desert Community Energy, Clean Energy Alliance, and California Choice Energy Authority (on behalf of Apple Valley Choice Energy, Energy for Palmdale’s Independent Choice, Lancaster Choice Energy, Pico Rivera Innovative Municipal Energy, Pomona Choice Energy, Rancho Mirage Energy Authority, San Jacinto Power, and Santa Barbara Clean Energy) are launching a Joint Mid-Term Reliability Request for Proposals to meet the needs required by California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) Decision 21-06-035. RFP information, including request for proposal documents, are available for review at: http://teamarketplace.azurewebsites.net/
Offers in response to the Joint Mid-Term Reliability RFP are due by February 4, 2022.
All questions or communications regarding this RFP should be submitted via email to MTRRFP@teainc.org
Joint CCA Disadvantaged Community Green Tariff Program RFO
California Choice Energy Authority (on behalf of Lancaster Choice Energy, Pico Rivera Innovative Municipal Energy, and San Jacinto Power) is launching a Request for Offers for its Joint CCA Disadvantaged Community Green Tariff (“DAC-GT”) program to meet the needs required by California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) Decision 18-06-027 and Resolution E-4999.
Request for offer documents:
- CalChoice RFO DAC-GT Joint CCAs
- CalChoice Exclusivity Agreement
- CalChoice NDA
- CalChoice Offer Form
- CalChoice PPA ProForma
- GIS Platform for DAC-GT Site Location Mapping
Offers in response to the Joint CCA DAC-GT RFO are due by March 11, 2022.
All questions or communications regarding this RFO should be submitted via email to Kathy@CalChoice.org by February 11, 2022.
CalChoice RFP for Long-Term RPS‐Eligible Renewable Energy & Mid‐Term Reliability Capacity
California Choice Energy Authority (“CalChoice”), which provides administrative and operational support to the following eight (8) Community Choice Aggregation (“CCA”) programs, including Apple Valley Choice Energy (“AVCE”), Lancaster Choice Energy (“LCE”), Energy for Palmdale’sIndependent Choice (“EPIC”), Pico Rivera Innovative Municipal Energy (“PRIME”), Pomona Choice Energy (“PCE”), Rancho Mirage Energy Authority (“RMEA”), San Jacinto Power (“SJP”) and Santa Barbara Clean Energy (“SBCE”), is requesting proposals for long-term, California Renewables Portfolio Standard-eligible (RPS) renewable energy supply and/or Supplemental Mid-Term Reliability capacity (as well as other incremental capacity resources).1 The eight CCA’s (referred to as the “SoCal CCAs” throughout this RFP) have a collective annual energy requirement of nearly 3,000 GWh and a peak demand approximating 930 MW.
In May 2015, LCE became the first CCA to successfully launch within Southern California Edison’s (“SCE”) service territory. Thereafter, AVCE launched in April 2017, and around the same time, CalChoice was formed to assist other cities with the implementation and operation of similar CCA enterprises. CalChoice provides CCA support services, which include portfolio management, power procurement, settlement and invoice validation, regulatory compliance, regulatory advocacy, finance and accounting and rate-setting as well as program development and administration to the SoCal CCAs. Consistent with this scope of services, CalChoice has been tasked with the administration of this RFP, including the evaluation of related responses.
In consideration of applicable long-term renewable energy contracting requirements and mid-term reliability procurement mandates, the SoCal CCAs have certain future open positions for California Renewables Portfolio Standard (“RPS”) eligible energy products and resource adequacy capacity (“RA”). With regard to renewable energy, this RFP is primarily intended to support the SoCal CCA’s future Portfolio Content Category 1 (“PCC1” or “Bucket 1”) energy requirements through long-term power purchase agreements with one or more qualified suppliers. In addition to PCC1 product offers, CalChoice will also accept and evaluate offers for Portfolio Content Category 2 (“PCC2” or “Bucket 2”) renewable energy, but not Portfolio Content Category 3 (“PCC3” or “Bucket 3”) renewable energy. With regard to RA capacity, CalChoice will consider offers for eligible system RA with online dates occurring no later than June 1, 2024, June 1, 2025, June 1, 2026 or June 1, 2027. The SoCal CCAs have an approximate aggregate capacity need ranging from 60-80 megawatts.
By participating in this RFP, each respondent acknowledges that it has read, understands, and agrees to the terms and conditions set forth in these instructions. The SoCal CCAs reserve the right to reject any offer that does not comply with these requirements. Furthermore, the SoCal CCAs may, in their sole discretion and without notice, modify, extend, suspend, or terminate this RFP without further obligation or liability to any respondent. This RFP does not constitute an offer to buy or create an obligation for the SoCal CCAs to enter into an agreement with any party, and the SoCal CCAs shall not be bound by the terms of any offer until one or more of the SoCal CCAs have entered into a duly authorized and fully executed agreement.
This RFP will be administered in consideration of the following schedule:
Q&A: CalChoice RFP for Long-Term RPS-Eligible Renewable Energy & Mid-Term Reliability Capacity
California Choice Energy Authority
2023 Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for Long-Term RPS-Eligible
Renewable Energy & Mid-Term Reliability Capacity:
Questions & Answers from Prospective Respondents
Q1: Regarding the “Supplemental MTR” product, is CalChoice only looking for
incremental capacity in the 2026-2027 time frame?
A1: Other capacity delivery dates and products will be considered. Additional
details are included in the RFP, beginning on page #4.
Q2: Does this solicitation include PCC3 unbundled CA RPS RECs?
A2: It does not – regarding renewable energy products, only PCC1 and PCC2
products may be proposed.
Q3: Is CalChoice willing to procure supply from 1 supplier?
A3: CalChoice will consider all conforming responses and may select one, more
than one or no offers following its evaluative process. There is no predetermined
number of supply agreements/contracts that will be pursued through this
Q4: Is there a proforma contract available for review?
A4: As noted in the RFP (on page #7), shortlisted respondents will be provided
with a draft PPA, which will serve as the starting point for related negotiations.
Q5: Are there security fees/postings related to the pre- and post-development
period that should be included in each offer?
A5: CalChoice will require all short-listed bidders to execute a term sheet, enter
into an exclusivity agreement, and post a bid deposit in the amount of
$5,000/MW times the project’s guaranteed capacity. Additional details are
described on page #8 of the RFP document. Regarding pre- and post-
development security requirements to be included in any PPA/confirm, such
amounts/details will be negotiated following the identification of short-listed
respondents. If a respondent would like to provide suggested amounts/details
related to pre- and post-development security in its proposal(s), CalChoice will
consider such information during the drafting of its form PPA.
Supplier Interest Form
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