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.

RFQ: Evaluation & Planning Support Contractors

At NEEA we are working to find ways to have quicker turn-around times on projects while increasing our level of collaboration with our supply partners. One way to make progress toward both goals is to have a qualified pool of suppliers that we know are capable and cost competitive. Once we establish such a list, we will be able to:

  • Issue RFPs to a small group of qualified vendors (limited RFP), eliminating the need to post publicly, and reducing the number proposals reviewed
  • Ensure a strong match between the skills of our suppliers with the needs of our projects
  • Write RFPs that focus on the scope of work, without requesting additional information that we will have on file
  • Require less background information from vendors in the proposals they write
  • Discuss projects with qualified vendors earlier in the proposal process, enabling a more collaborative approach to clarifying priorities and expectations

As such, we are sending the attached Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to suppliers we have worked with on evaluation and/or planning projects in the past few years. We strongly urge you to submit your qualifications, as we intend to bid most of our work to qualified suppliers.

Once on the qualified vendor list, we will ask you to update some pieces of information in this RFQ (such as rate sheets and bios) on an annual basis. We intend to re-issue the RFQ every 2 to three years.

The Market Research & Evaluation (MRE) team appreciates your time investment in this request; we look forward to hearing from you.

Intent to bid due Nov. 20, 2017. Statements of qualification due to the RFQ Point of Contact listed in the RFQ (linked above) no later than Dec. 24, 2017.

RFQ Posted Nov. 13, 2017.

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