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Invitation to Tender

Dorset Community Energy are inviting suitably qualified contractors to tender for solar PV installations across eight separate sites in Dorset.

The site details and tender proforma are available below and tenders should be returned to the society by 5pm on 9th Feb 2024 together with any supporting documentation.

Please note that the sites are not owned by DCE and therefore access for site surveys is not available at this stage of the tender process. Contractors are requested to quote based on the details provided in the tender document. Successful contractors will be invited to site visits to confirm final design details at a later date.

Any queries should be directed to and responses will be published on this website for the benefit of all contractors.

Click here for Tender Pack

Join us as a Project Management Contractor

Can you help us to develop and install local renewable community energy projects in Dorset?   We have just secured planning approval for a 250kW ground-mounted solar PV array with the intention it will provide a direct supply through the grid to householders and businesses in Bridport, and have other projects in the pipeline.

We are looking for one or more additional contractors to join our Project Management Framework. The contractors will work on project development and manage installation. Full details and how to apply are available at the link below.

Click here for Job Description/Person Specification

Join us as a Community Fund Trustee

Each year Dorset Community Energy distributes a proportion of its income to the community via its Community Fund.  This year the income to be distributed is £5,000 and the fund will grow each year. 

From 2023, the fund will be allocated by the Wessex Reinvestment Trust.  The Trust will review applications, shortlist them and help decide on how the fund should be allocated.  The Trustees will also work with an advisory committee made up of members and directors, to help develop the Community Fund grant-making policy and advise on decision-making.

We are looking for DCE Members to become voluntary trustees of the charity.   The commitment will be for 4 meetings per year plus some extra time to review and shortlist applications.

Meetings will be held online so Trustees do not need to be Dorset based.

If you’re unsure what a Charity Trustee does, there is some guidance here CC3_feb20.pdf (

For more information about the Community Fund

Please express your interest by sending a brief email mentioning your interest in:  Dorset, local community and renewable energy, and a recent CV.  Email to: