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Summer 2001 Energy Efficiency Projects By Community College Districts   

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(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, prior to awarding, or entering into, any contract, agreement, or lease pursuant to this article, a community college district shall request proposals from qualified persons. After evaluating those proposals, the community college district shall award contracts to responsible persons or entities who submit responses to a request for proposal which are responsive to the requirements of the request for proposals. A community college may award a contract for an energy project under this article to any responsible person or entity timely submitting a responsive answer to the request for proposals based on qualifications, including the consideration of all of the following factors:

(1) Experience of the contractor, architect, engineer, or other consultant, as applicable.

(2) Type of technology to be employed by the contractor on the energy project.

(3) Cost to the district.

(4) Any other considerations deemed relevant by the district.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, community college districts may award contracts pursuant to a request for proposals issued under this article or award contracts to persons or entities selected from the pool of qualified energy service companies established pursuant to Section 388 of the Public Utilities Code, when it is determined they are qualified to perform the work on a particular project. A request for proposal does not have to be prepared if a community college district elects to award a contract for an energy project to only those persons or entities included in the pool of qualified energy service companies under Section 388 of the Public Utilities Code. If a community college district elects to seek proposals for an energy project pursuant to a request for proposals and from the pool of qualified energy service companies under Section 388 of the Public Utilities Code, the community college district shall prepare a request for proposals. Award of such a contract shall be based upon the factors described in subdivision (a).

(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 8, Sec. 1.)