Call for Proposals and Qualifications

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.

Heat Pump Water Heater Program Implementation

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is soliciting proposals for program coordination and support for NEEA’s Heat Pump Water Heater (HPWH) Program that will result in direct and measurable electric energy savings.

The goal of NEEA’s HPWH Program is to create lasting market transformation of HPWHs by influencing the passage of a Federal standard requiring HPWHs for all electric storage tanks greater than 45 gallons in size by 2025.

NEEA is soliciting proposals for the HPWH program support for:
1. Program Coordination
2. Training and Technical Support
3. Supply Chain Development (contractor/distributor)
4. Supply Chain Development (retail)

Work awarded through this request for proposals will extend from February 2017 through March 2018, with the option to renew for up to two (2) additional years at NEEA’s discretion. NEEA encourages proposals from all firms with relevant experience and from teams of experienced Contractors with a track record of working together to meet or exceed the goals of assigned programs and/or projects. Marketing activities related to NEEA’s HPWH Program are outside the scope addressed in this RFP and will be performed by a marketing contractor to be selected through a separate RFP process.

Intent to respond is due Wednesday, October 12th. Please direct any communication or questions to Jill Reynolds.

Ductless Heat Pump Initiative: Market Progress Evaluation Report #6

For over eight years, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) has supported a nascent but growing market for ductless heat pumps (DHP) in the Northwest. The DHP initiative is an important component of NEEA’s and the region’s residential energy savings portfolio. To provide valuable information about market progress and to assess the overall effectiveness of initiative activities, NEEA regularly conducts market progress evaluation studies. With this solicitation, NEEA seeks market research and evaluation contractors with the capacity to address a set of focused research questions expected to improve our understanding of the trade-offs inherent in purchasing a DHP, the regional trends in DHP promotions and incentives, gaps in market data or data sources, and emerging trends likely to affect the supply chain (manufacturers, installers and distributors). Firms with expertise in market assessment and planning, quantitative survey methods, and effective reporting and data displays are encouraged respond. 

NEEA will only provide answers to questions asked to bidders who provide an “intent to respond.” 
Intent to respond is due Oct. 17. The deadline for submitting written proposals is Nov. 7, 2016.

Please direct any communication or questions to Dulane Moran.

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