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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.

Commercial Building Stock Assessment - Phase II

In partnership with stakeholders, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) conducts a periodic Commercial Building Stock Assessment (CBSA). The CBSA represents a broad, regional study that provides a current characterization of the building stock within the commercial building sector. The end result of CBSA is a database of commercial buildings in the Northwest substantiated by research and analysis. Previous CBSAs were conducted in 2003/2004, 2008/2009 and most recently in 2013/2014.

The needs of energy-use planning, conservation programming, and evaluation for utilities in the Northwest and other stakeholders working in the field of energy efficiency drives the development and continuous improvement of the CBSA.

This RFP covers Phase 2: Field Work and Analysis for the 2017-2019 CBSA. NEEA requests bidders to submit thoughtful and innovative approaches for accomplishing the following:

  • Execute a two-stage sample design
  • Complete a catalog of first-stage sites and analyzing those results to confirm building typology and guide the second stage sample for on-site inspection;
  • Finalize proposed data dictionary and develop and test survey data collection system;
  • Recruit sites sampled for stage two field work through efforts coordinated with local utilities, trade organizations, and any other stakeholders likely to improve response rate and provide study legitimacy;
  • Provide training and support to field staff sufficient to ensure consistent data collection across diverse sites and building configurations;
  • Complete in-depth field audits of up to 800 commercial buildings
  • Prepare analysis-ready data products and a summary report for public consumption;
  • Engage NEEA stakeholders through workgroups dedicated to overall study integrity and the specific issues associated with building contact and recruitment.

Phase 1 Planning for the 2017-2019 CBSA resulted in a proposed two-stage sample design, which informs the structure of work expected and requested in this RFP. NEEA will evaluate and score proposals received in response to this RFP independently of and without bias to Phase 1 bidders.

Intent to bid due Oct. 16, 2017. Written proposals due Nov. 15, 2017.

RFP Posted Oct. 9, 2017.

NW Ductless Heat Pump Project Implementation

NEEA is soliciting proposals from qualified vendors for program coordination and support for NEEA’s NW Ductless Heat Pump Program (NWDHPP) that will result in direct and measurable electric energy savings.

The goal of the NWDHPP is to create lasting market transformation for DHPs by placing the region on a trajectory to achieve 65 percent penetration of existing single family zonally heated electric resistance homes by 2040.

To support NEEA’s market transformation efforts, the following objectives are overarching focus areas for the NWDHPP:

  • Increase consumer awareness and adoption of the technology in the defined target markets
  • Drive down product and installation costs to achieve greater affordability
  • Increase adoption of the 1:1 displacement method
  • Development and adoption of variable capacity heat pumps rating/testing procedure

NEEA is soliciting proposals for the NWDHPP support for:

  1. Program Coordination
  2. Training and Technical Support
  3. Supply Chain Development (Cost Containment Market Intervention Strategy and Execution)
  4. Supply Chain Development (Retail) 

Work awarded through this request for proposals will extend from February 2018 through March 2019, 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. A marketing contractor will perform marketing activities related to the NWDHPP, which are outside of the scope of this RFP; NEEA will manage these activities through a separate RFP process.

Please submit the Intent to Respond form by Oct. 6, 2017. The deadline for submitting written proposals is Oct. 27, 2017. Please direct any communication or questions to Suzi Asmus (sasmus@neea.org).

RFP Posted Sept. 25, 2017.

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