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Notice of Request for Proposal — Preliminary Energy Assessment Program

Documents and Information: RFP#225i

View this Request for Proposals 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. 225i 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 amount: To be determined
  • 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
  • Successful respondents must be able to begin performance of the contract on or about September 1, 2020, or as soon thereafter as practical.

Preliminary Energy Assessment Program

SECO provides preliminary energy assessments (PEAs) at no charge to municipal and county governments, independent school districts, county hospitals, port authorities, major airports, public water authorities and municipally-owned utilities. A PEA details recommendations for cost-effective resource efficiency measures that could be implemented to reduce utility consumption and/or utility costs.

Funding Sources

The Local Governments Energy 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.