Requests for Proposals

Contracting Opportunities

VEIC often engages with communities, organizations and experts to develop and execute leading-edge programs. We aim to work with partners who complement our expertise, who provide rigorous thinking, and who have a solid track record of delivering results.

VEIC is committed to social justice through diversity and inclusion. VEIC is especially interested in working with communities, organizations and experts who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of VEIC, and who can complement and support VEIC's goal of moving towards social justice. VEIC has defined social justice as "the quality of a society that enables people to lead a fulfilling life and be active contributors to their community".

Current RFPs, RFQs, and RFIs from VEIC, including those from Efficiency Vermont, are listed to the right. Questions regarding specific RFPs should be sent to the primary point of contact listed in the guidelines. For general questions, contact us at info@veic.org or (802) 658-6060 / toll-free: (800) 639-6069.

2017 ENERGY STAR Retail Lighting Program

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation d/b/a Efficiency Vermont (herein referred to as VEIC or Efficiency Vermont) requests proposals from lighting manufacturer/retailer teams who sell ENERGY STAR® certified Light-Emitting Diode (LED) lighting products for inclusion in our 2017 ENERGY STAR Retail Lighting Markdown promotion. Manufacturer/retailer teams are invited to submit proposals for the use of Efficiency Vermont’s promotional incentives to sell marked down ENERGY STAR certified LED products to Vermont electric utility ratepayers via a comprehensive promotion available to a variety of Vermont retailers. Manufacturer/retailer teams are also encouraged to present innovative and creative approaches to promoting LED products as a complement to the competitive pricing.

New this year, Efficiency Vermont will be providing additional incentives directly to retailers outside of the traditional Markdown Incentive structure. By providing an additional incentive for the sale of ENERGY STAR LEDs, Efficiency Vermont aims to increase awareness and market shareof ENERGY STAR LEDs and shift retailers’ buying and stocking behavior toward higher quality energy efficient products.

The 2017 ENERGY STAR Retail Lighting Markdown will contribute significantly to Efficiency Vermont’s goal of reducing electric usage and associated costs for all Vermonters, as well as provide retailers an avenue to sell cost-competitive LED products. Incentivized products can be sold at participating retail locations between July 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017, with a possible extension through June 30, 2018.

Responses to this Request for Proposals (RFP) must be delivered electronically to VEIC by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 28, 2017.  VEIC will not accept responses submitted after 5:00 p.m. EDT.  Please submit your response electronically via e-mail to: tbartlik@efficiencyvermont.com with RFP Submittal for 2017 ENERGY STAR Retail Lighting Markdown in the subject line.

VEIC will respond to individual questions regarding this RFP only as follows: VEIC will receive questions regarding requirements and scope of work up to 5:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 19 2017, via e-mail only, to tbartlik@efficiencyvermont.com with 2017 ENERGY STAR Retail Lighting Markdown RFP Question in the subject line.  When appropriate, please refer to the RFP page number and Section Heading for ease of navigation and response.  VEIC will post answers on the VEIC website http://www.veic.org/company/requests-for-proposals no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT, Friday, April 21, 2017.  VEIC will not address questions submitted after 5:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

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2017 ENERGY STAR Retail Lighting Program: Independent Retailer Collaborative

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation d/b/a Efficiency Vermont (herein referred to as VEIC or Efficiency Vermont) requests proposals from lighting manufacturers who sell ENERGY STAR® certified Light-Emitting Diode (LED) lighting products for inclusion in our 2017 ENERGY STAR Retail Lighting Markdown: Independent Retailer Collaborative promotion. Manufacturers are invited to submit proposals for the use of Efficiency Vermont’s promotional incentives to sell marked-down ENERGY STAR certified LED products to Vermont electric utility ratepayers via a comprehensive promotion available to a variety of Vermont independent retailers. Manufacturers are also encouraged to present innovative and creative approaches to promoting LED products as a complement to the competitive pricing.

New this year, Efficiency Vermont will be providing additional incentives directly to retailers outside of the traditional Markdown Incentive structure. By providing an additional incentive for the sale of ENERGY STAR LEDs, Efficiency Vermont aims to increase awareness and market share of ENERGY STAR LEDs and shift retailers’ buying and stocking behavior toward higher quality energy efficient products.

The 2017 ENERGY STAR Retail Lighting Markdown: Independent Retailer Collaborative will contribute significantly to Efficiency Vermont’s goal of reducing electric usage and associated costs for all Vermonters, as well as provide independent Vermont retailers an avenue to sell cost-competitive LED products. Incentivized products can be sold at all participating retail locations between July 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017, with a possible extension through June 30, 2018.

Responses to this Request for Proposals (RFP) must be delivered electronically to VEIC by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday April 28, 2017. VEIC will not accept responses submitted after 5:00 p.m. EDT. Please submit your response electronically via e-mail to: tbartlik@efficiencyvermont.com with RFP Submittal for 2017 ENERGY STAR Retail Lighting Markdown: Independent Retailer Collaborative in the subject line.

VEIC will respond to individual questions regarding this RFP only as follows: VEIC will receive questions regarding requirements and scope of work up to 5:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 19 2017, via e-mail only, to tbartlik@efficiencyvermont.com with 2017 ENERGY STAR Retail Lighting Markdown RFP Question in the subject line. When appropriate, please refer to the RFP page number and Section Heading for ease of navigation and response. VEIC will post answers on the VEIC website http://www.veic.org/company/requests-for-proposals no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT, Friday, April 21, 2017. VEIC will not address questions submitted after 5:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

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Grants available for non-profits organizations to help low-income Vermonters save energy

Efficiency Vermont and Burlington Electric Department are soliciting proposals from nonprofit organizations to receive grants that will enable them to help low-income Vermonters reduce their energy bills. Under the Vermont Community Energy Partnership Grant Program, non-profit organizations that have on-going relationships with low-income Vermonters are encouraged to submit applications for projects that will help low-income Vermonters:

  1. Achieve energy savings through the direct installation of energy efficient products
  2. Identify energy-saving opportunities in low-income households
  3. Increase their energy awareness.

Efficiency Vermont and Burlington Electric acknowledge that many non-profit organizations serving low-income Vermonters have little or no experience in helping their constituents save energy and reduce utility bills. To address this challenge, Efficiency Vermont and Burlington Electric will provide grant funds to cover staffing costs and related expenses and extensive training on how to effectively undertake energy work described in this request-for-proposal (RFP).

Efficiency Vermont and Burlington Electric expect to award between 5-10 proposals in the range of $10,000 - $30,000 each. We invite non-profit organizations to submit proposals by March 17, 2017. If you have any questions about the RFP, please email them to Paul Markowitz at pmarkowitz@veic.org by February 17, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. All questions and responses will be posted on http://www.veic.org/company/requests-for-proposals by 5:00 p.m. February 24, 2017.

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2017 ENERGY STAR® Retail Products Platform (RPP) Negotiated Cooperative Master Promotion

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation d/b/a Efficiency Vermont (herein referred to as VEIC or Efficiency Vermont) requests proposals to participate in a Master Negotiated Cooperative Promotion (NCP) from Retailers who sell ENERGY STAR® certified clothes dryers, freezers, room air conditioners, air purifiers, soundbars, refrigerators, and/or clothes washers. The proposals should detail comprehensive promotional plans that maximize cost-effective energy (kilowatt-hour) savings to Vermont residential customers with a focus on increasing the sales and awareness of the wide variety of quality ENERGY STAR certified products.

Responses to this Request for Proposals (RFP) must be delivered electronically to VEIC by 5p.m. EDT on Tuesday, February,21st, 2017. VEIC will not accept responses submitted after 5p.m. EDT. Please submit your response electronically via e-mail to: JRivest@efficiencyvermont.com with RFP Submittal for 2017 ENERGY STAR® RPP Master NCP in the subject line.

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