Title: Niorthland Community & Workforce Renewable Energy

The Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC) is seeking proposals to design and implement a campus energy microgrid and distributed energy resource to demonstrate energy innovation and implement Governor Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), attract investments and jobs to the campus and create a community solar project for the benefit of the surrounding neighborhood and its residents.

Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC) is soliciting proposals from solar and electrical installation companies and affiliated organizations to design and implement the following infrastructure upgrades at 683 Northland

Avenue. The services required are composed of six (6) core activities: 1.  Pre-Development Planning and Financial analysis 2. Design and installation of a PV Solar array on the roof of 683 Northland Avenue (and potentially other locations), assisting with arranging and structuring grants and financing for the PV Solar project, establishment of the legal and regulatory structure to implement a community solar project, 3. Upgrade the facilities substation to allow for the facilities current and future growth 4. install a microgrid system and Building Energy Storage System (BESS) to control the solar, BESS, and future generation assets to be installed on the system in the future. 5. development of a training curriculum for implementation by the Northland Workforce Training Center to meet the employment needs of the evolving renewable energy sector, incorporating all three (3) core elements of the project; and 6. Preparation of an operations and management plan for the community solar and microgrid

For a copy of the RFP please contact David Stebbins at 716-362-8378 or e-mail:[email protected] 



Title:  631 Northland - Tax Credit & Financing Consulting 

BUDC is soliciting proposals from legal and accounting firms to provide services in support of its project at 631 Northland Avenue. The services required are related to the application, structuring, and syndication of Federal rehabilitation tax credits available under Section 47 of the IRS Code of 1987, and New York State rehabilitation tax credits available under various provisions of the New York Tax Law; as well as New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program Tax Credits, New Market Tax Credits, and Federal Opportunity Zone Fund.

There will be a Pre-Submission Information Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:00 am at Northland Central, 683 Northland Avenue (Community Room, Entrance A-Main Lobby). A walk-through of the subject property will occur after the information portion of the meeting.

For a copy of the RFP please contact David Stebbins at 716-362-8378 or e-mail:[email protected]