Nine municipalities put out a request for proposals (RFP) to lease land for a 20 - 30 year term to a solar photovoltaic power generating system provider (PV provider). Under the requirements of M.G.L. c.30B, the land must be disposed of with a competitive process that allows for meaningful competition. In our opinion, the RFP was not in compliance with M.G.L. c.30B.

 

Eight of the municipalities issued a follow up request for proposals to obtain consulting services. The Office wrote with recommendations on how to proceed to obtain a consultant to assist with obtaining a lease to a PV provider. pdf format of Consultant to Assist with Obtaining Lease PV Provider