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Notice of Request for Proposals – Professional Energy Engineering Services for the LoanSTAR Revolving Loan Program

Documents and Information: RFP#225h

View this Request for Proposal on Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD).

One electronic copy of each proposal must be submitted through the proposal portal and received in the Issuing Office no later than 2:00 p.m. on July 31, 2020. Late proposals will not be considered under any circumstances. The electronic files must be labeled with “RFP No. 225h Professional Engineering Services” and include the Respondent name.

Schedule of Events
Key Deadlines Date
Issuance July 7, 2020
Written Questions Due July 13, 2020, 2 p.m. CT
Responses to Questions Posted July 20, 2020
Application Submission July 31, 2020, 2 p.m. CT
Contract Execution August 31, 2020

For questions regarding this RFP, Respondents may submit questions to the Issuing Office no later than 2:00 p.m. by the deadline set forth in the Schedule of Events. On or about the date set forth in the Schedule of Events, Comptroller expects to electronically post answers to the written questions on the ESBD.

Solicitation Details

  • Maximum contract size: $1 million
  • Contractor match: Ten percent (10%) minimum. Contractor match must be approved by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) prior to full contract execution.
  • Contract term: Upon execution through August 31, 2022

Professional Energy Engineering Services for the LoanSTAR Revolving Loan Program

The Texas LoanSTAR (Saving Taxes and Resources) Revolving Loan Program provides low-interest loans to assist Texas public institutions by financing their energy-related, cost-reduction retrofit projects. Professional energy engineering services provided to the State Energy Conversation Office (SECO) by qualified individuals or independent firms who specialize in conducting and preparing energy assessment reports according to the Texas LoanSTAR Technical Guidelines and Format and should have extensive knowledge and working experience with conducting and analyzing utility assessment reports, reviewing utility assessment reports for accuracy and completeness, reviewing utility-retrofit design specifications, and performing on-site construction monitoring during all phases of construction for approved LoanSTAR loans as assigned.

Funding Sources

The LoanSTAR Technical Services Program is funded with oil overcharge funds or with federal funds that have been approved by the U.S. DOE. Oil overcharge funds are monetary settlements returned to the states as a result of litigation by the U.S. DOE against certain oil companies for alleged violations of price controls in effect between 1973 and 1981. The courts returned these funds to the states for use in certain energy programs deemed to provide restitution to citizens aggrieved by the overcharges. Oil overcharge funds are subject to the program guidelines of the U.S. DOE and the terms of the final Exxon and Stripper Well Settlement Agreements.