Petroleum Corporation accepts three bids for solar energy project


The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) has accepted three bids from local and overseas vendors. 


The vendors are proposing to supply 18 rooftop solar photovoltaic systems which are being procured for installation at government buildings. 


Prospective suppliers were invited to submit tenders in June and accepted bids were opened yesterday at the PCJ’s Head Office in New Kingston. 


The PCJ says it refused several late submissions which missed yesterday’s 3 p.m. deadline. 


The systems will be configured at 15 schools and three public sector agencies as part of the Corporation’s drive to improve energy efficiency in the Government Sector. 


The submissions will be evaluated by a panel of experts including representatives from the Ministry of Education, the Government Electrical Inspectorate and the PCJ. 


The successful bidder will be announced at the end of the evaluation process.