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Help us accelerate energy efficiency in the Northwest

NEEA actively solicits bids on open Requests for Proposals and Qualifications from qualified contractors. View our current requests below for more details. We appreciate your interest in NEEA, and in accelerating energy efficiency in the Northwest.

Super-Efficient Clothes Dryers Market Characterization Study

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is soliciting proposals from qualified contractors or teams of contractors to conduct market research for the Super-Efficient Dryers Program.  In order to accelerate market adoption of super-efficient dryers, or heat pump dryers, NEEA will collaborate with manufacturers on product development and execute strategies to overcome market barriers.  NEEA will also work to establish improved federal test protocols and to enact more stringent federal efficiency standards (requiring heat pump technology) for residential clothes dryers.

NEEA seeks a contractor to provide market research to better characterize known barriers and opportunities and to identify any unknown market influences related to heat pump clothes dryers.  This information will enable NEEA to deliver more effective market strategies to accelerate the adoption of this energy-efficient technology.

Who Should Apply:
Individual contractors or teams of contractors with relevant and proven experience such as sample design, data collection design and development, mixed method research design, analysis of consumer and other market actor data, and the development of publication-quality reports and presentations are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal.

NEEA encourages firms that believe they have the capabilities and qualifications to conduct the relevant scope described in this solicitation to submit an “intent to respond” according to the instructions described in the accompanying request for proposals (RFP). NEEA strongly encourages bidders to review the accompanying solicitation carefully.

NEEA will only provide answers to questions asked to bidders who provide an “intent to respond.”

Intent to respond is due August 10, 2015. The deadline for submitting written proposals is September 11, 2015.

RFP Posted:  July 28, 2015.

Codes Market Progress Evaluation Report 1

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is soliciting proposals from qualified contractors to produce a Market Progress Evaluation Report (MPER).  The focus of this MPER is to evaluate NEEA’s efforts to affect energy code improvements in both new residential and commercial buildings in the Northwest.  The evaluation will assess NEEA efforts in three specific areas: code development and adoption; code implementation; and code compliance. 

Who Should Apply:
Individual contractors with relevant background in code development and adoption, implementation and/or compliance studies; understanding of the residential and commercial new construction markets; relevant experience and track-record in reviewing logic models, and established expertise in the evaluation of training efforts and activities are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal.

NEEA also requires interested parties to submit an “intent to respond” form as stipulated in the accompanying solicitation. NEEA will only provide answers to questions asked to bidders who provide an “intent to respond." 

Intent to respond is due July 17, 2015. The deadline for submitting written proposals is August, 11 2015.

RFP Posted:  July 13, 2015.

Commercial Real Estate Infrastructure Program Evaluation

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is soliciting proposals from qualified contractors to conduct market research and evaluation for the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Infrastructure Program. NEEA will work with market partners (utilities, trade organizations, federal and state energy efficiency offices, nonprofits, municipalities and CRE firms) to deliver a range of tools and strategies to encourage energy efficiency adoption within the commercial real estate market.

The current effort in 2015 includes launching a Building Renewal Tool, Spark, and other resources to accelerate the adoption of energy efficiency best practices by CRE professionals and to drive utility program participation. NEEA seeks a contractor to provide strong market research and evaluation support for these activities and for developing a multi-year roadmap and strategic partnership plan.

Who Should Apply:
NEEA envisions an “open” procurement process in which the identification of all registered bidders is transparent. NEEA encourages firms that believe they have the capabilities and qualifications to conduct any or all of the relevant scope described in this solicitation to submit an “intent to respond” according to the instructions described in the accompanying request for proposals. NEEA strongly encourages bidders to review the accompanying solicitation carefully.

NEEA also requires interested parties to submit an “intent to respond” form as stipulated in the accompanying solicitation. NEEA will only provide answers to questions asked to bidders who provide an “intent to respond."

Individual contractors or teams of contractors with relevant and proven experience such as sample design, data collection design and development, management of call center facilities utilizing highly trained and professional interviewers, analysis of market actor and energy use data, and the development of publication-quality reports and presentations are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal.

Intent to respond is due July 23, 2015. The deadline for submitting written proposals is August 21, 2015.

RFP Posted:  July 13, 2015.

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