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.
NEEA’s current five-year business plan provides for support to the region in the following areas: information services, events and training, and regional coordination of market activities in instances when funders believe that NEEA can deliver regional leverage and/or economies of scale.” This work is formalized as one of NEEA’s five Goals (#2) for the current funding cycle – assist Northwest utilities and other energy efficiency organizations achieve their energy efficiency goals.
In support of this Goal, NEEA has already: 1) developed and launched the online community Conduit (in collaboration with BPA); 2) facilitated the delivery of four regional energy efficiency conferences focused on issues related to utility energy efficiency programs; 3) supported the development and dissemination – under the direction of the Regional Marketing Coordinating Council – of an energy efficiency marketing toolkit for utilities; and 4) supported limited training and other knowledge-sharing programs targeting utility energy efficiency staff.
NEEA also recently completed, at the request of its Regional Portfolio Advisory Committee (RPAC), a study to identify and assess areas where additional systematic regional coordination could benefit the region (the “Regional Coordination Potential Assessment”). Among several priority areas, this study identified training, specifically the possibility of developing some type of “clearinghouse” and/or catalogue of regionally-available energy efficiency training, as one of several areas of regional coordination meriting further study.
This request for proposals seeks contractor services for: 1) the development of a “living” online inventory of existing sources of training and education for utility energy efficiency staff, 2) assessment of utilities’ energy efficiency professional development needs, and 3) identification of areas where NEEA could provide additional value to the region’s utilities by providing collaborative learning options not already provided elsewhere.
Intent to bid due by 4:00pm PDT on June 17, 2013 and the written proposal is due July 8, 2013.