Call for Proposals and Qualifications

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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.

Industrial Technical Training  

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is soliciting proposals from qualified contractors to provide program support for NEEA’s Industrial Technical Training (ITT) program.  NEEA’s ITT program will provide coordinated technical training on key industrial energy efficiency concepts to support industrial energy efficiency programs. This coordinated regional program will leverage economies of scale in curriculum development and training delivery. 

NEEA is seeking a contractor with the experience and expertise to coordinate and potentially develop industrial technical training to support the needs of industrial customers in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana.  Individual companies or teams with relevant and proven experience in industrial technical training design and delivery, project management and stakeholder coordination are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal. 

This Request for Proposals is seeking implementation support of NEEA’s Industrial Technical Training (ITT) Program from July 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016, with the option of adding two additional years.  

Intent to respond is due by May 18, 2015.  The deadline for submitting written proposals is June 2, 2015. 

RFP Posted:  May 12, 2015

Retail Products Portfolio Pilot Evaluation

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is soliciting proposals from qualified contractors to provide evaluation expertise related to a summative assessment of pilot activities in 2014 associated with the Retail Product Portfolio (RPP) Initiative. RPP seeks to transform the retail channel by leveraging mid-stream incentives to influence corporate retail buying practices, ultimately driving manufacturing specifications, and federal standards for a portfolio of energy efficient products sold through the retail channel. The purpose of the work envisioned under this solicitation is to assess pilot activities in 2014 according to the originally stated goals as established in the Request for Proposals document. 
Individual firms, or team of firms, with relevant and proven experience in evaluation activities within both qualitative and quantitative assessments are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal. 
Intent to respond is due May 18, 2015. The deadline for submitting written proposals is June 5, 2015. 
Proposals should not exceed 15 pages in length, excluding cover letter and appendix materials.  
RFP Posted: May 13, 2015.

Dryer Testing and Lab Services

NEEA requests proposals for both specific testing of clothes dryers and investigation of clothing life impacts from different dryer types. In addition to immediate dryer testing work, NEEA seeks qualified laboratories to comprise a short list to bid on future product testing projects. This short list will remain active for three years.  NEEA will call upon the labs as needed to measure and investigate the energy consumption of consumer goods.
Product testing laboratories must be capable of securing, preparing, evaluating and testing consumer goods. These include (but are not limited to) appliances, electronics, power supplies, controls, HVAC equipment, water heating and cooling equipment, etc. This is an open-ended RFP for labs that can provide testing and evaluation of one or many such technologies.
Intent to respond and questions about the solicitation are due by May 26, 2015. The deadline for submitting a proposal is June 5, 2015.

RFP Posted:  May 14, 2015.

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