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.
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) is soliciting proposals from qualified contractors or teams of contractors that have experience utilizing multi-modal, adult learning strategies to design, create, and deliver professional training. NEEA identified a need for a workforce of engaged and educated real estate professionals such as home inspectors, appraisers, lenders, brokers, and multiple listing service (MLS) providers. Our residential market research efforts work consistently identifies the need to create value propositions for all real estate market actors. This real estate professional engagement effort (the Program) will educate real estate market actors on the identification and valuation of energy-efficient products, building practices, home performance metrics, and third-party certifications – as a means to increase awareness of energy-efficient technologies and to help homeowners, home buyers, and home sellers appropriately identify, request, and value residential energy upgrades. In addition to education within industries, a need exists to develop strategic cross-industry collaboration and communication (e.g. appraisers and lenders). This collaboration will result in “standard data collection and transfer tools that will allow home performance data to be shared across industries.” (Stukel et. al ACEEE 2014)
Who Should Apply:
Individual contractors or teams of contractors with relevant and proven experience in the following: designing and delivering professional adult training, energy-efficient residential building practices, the real estate industry and all its market actors (builders, realtors, appraisers, lenders, etc.), marketing collateral development, template and presentation design, and a Certified Continuing Education Provider and/or ability to obtain certification before delivering trainings.
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 September 18, 2015. The deadline for submitting written proposals is October 2, 2015.
Revised RFP Posted: September 22, 2015.