We will need four to eight people to participate in the contractor selection committee. This phase of the project will provide the transparency necessary to demonstrate to the wider group of project participants that the project is independent of any solar company and due diligence has been performed in selecting one.
I will do all work that it is not necessary to have performed by committee members. I will provide suggested criteria for contractor evaluation derived from other Solarize projects, as well as my own research. Committee members will be welcome to add to or subtract from the suggested criteria in their determination of which criteria will be used. Then they will weight each selected criterion according to how important it is to their ultimate selection of a contractor. I will then draft a Request for Proposals, inviting contractors to submit bids for the project. The RFP will have contractors answer questions regarding their qualifications for the project according to the criteria determined by the committee. The committee will then score each bid according to how well it fulfills that criteria. The top three bidders will be interviewed by the committee, and the committee will select a contractor. Participation will require one meeting to select and weight criteria, one meeting to score RFPs, one meeting to interview finalists, and one meeting to make a selection.
If you are not eager to participate, but are willing, in order to help the project succeed, there will be an option on the sign-up sheet to indicate this. If you choose this option, you will only be contacted if necessary for there to be four members on the committee.
If you are interested in participating please sign up here. If you know of anyone else who might be interested in participating, please forward them this page.