Requests for Qualifications/Proposals (RFQ/RFP)

RFQ – Local Project Developer Qualifications and Readiness

CEA is seeking RFQ responses from qualified businesses or firms interested in proposing and developing 1 to 20MW solar photovoltaic and/or battery energy storage systems in or near CEA’s service area under future solicitations or to contract directly with site owners and/or CEA’s customers. Responsive contractors under this RFQ may be listed on CEA’s website or their contact information may be given to site owners and customers. We encourage interested parties to read the RFQ Information and Instructions, and submit through the RFQ response form to procurement@thecleanenergyalliance.org:

Open Offers

In addition to specific solicitations, CEA welcomes submitted offers year-round through our Open Offers Form – further information on our Open Offers process can be found further below on this webpage.

Local Solar – CEA’s Feed-In Tariff Program

Local Solar is Clean Energy Alliance’s (CEA) feed-in tariff (FIT) program for smaller-scale renewable energy projects. Energy produced by the sites would be sold to CEA and sent to the grid for community use.

To participate, interested organizations must apply through the process outlined on our Local Solar webpage; in the initial phase of this program, CEA will approve a maximum of four projects totaling up to 2MW of solar generating capacity.

Supplier Diversity Program

Clean Energy Alliance works with a variety of service vendors and partners to accomplish our clean energy goals. CEA has adopted an Inclusive and Sustainable Workforce Policy and reports on Supplier Diversity to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) annually. We encourage all vendors interested in working with CEA to get certified through the CPUC Supplier Diversity program. Visit our Supplier Diversity page to learn more.

Pursuant to Prop 209, CEA does not give preferential treatment based on race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin.

RFQ Interest List

If prospective vendors would like to be notified when Clean Energy Alliance (CEA) posts new Requests for Quotes (RFQ), please subscribe to our interest list.

Please be sure to provide your service category on the form e.g. Energy Supply, Resource Adequacy, Technical Consultant, Renewable Energy Development, Energy Efficiency Programs, Distributed Energy Programs, Other.

Open Offer Form

​In addition to time-limited solicitations, CEA welcomes submitted offers year-round that will help CEA meet its procurement objectives and regulatory obligations – this may include long- and short-term proposals offering California Renewables Portfolio Standard‐eligible (“RPS”) renewable energy supply, carbon-free energy (“CFE”), resource adequacy capacity (“RA”), and/or Supplemental Mid‐Term Reliability capacity (“MTR”).

While CEA cannot commit to respond to every offer received, submissions reviewed will be evaluated based on CEA’s Bid Evaluation Criteria Policy, taking into account each project’s commercial readiness and development status, developer experience, project fit within CEA’s supply portfolio, and price/value. CEA is currently prioritizing review of projects offering local San Diego / Imperial Valley RA, projects local to CEA’s service area, wind/geothermal resources, and projects with nearer-term CODs (e.g., pre-2028).

Unsolicited Proposals

​Clean Energy Alliance (CEA) encourages interested parties to submit proposals for programs and projects that contain novel, innovative or otherwise meritorious concepts, approaches or methods. Please review the Clean Energy Alliance Unsolicited Proposals Policy for criteria and procedures related to submitting an unsolicited proposal.