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.

Call for Presentations: Manufacturer Trainings at Better Buildings by Design 2020

The Efficiency Excellence Network (EEN), Efficiency Vermont's premiere trade ally network, is looking for manufacturers to host product trainings at the Better Buildings by Design 2020 conference. The conference will be held on February 5 and 6, 2020 in South Burlington, Vermont. 

Trainings must focus on energy efficient equipment supported by Efficiency Vermont and should be between 60 and 240 minutes long. Preference will be given to proposed trainings that offer product installation certification.

The deadline to submit abstracts is Friday, September 6, 2019. To submit your abstract, please email Allison Fode at afode@veic.org.

Abstracts should be no more than one paragraph and should clearly describe the benefit to contractors, designers, and other energy professionals.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for submission: Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: Friday, September 20, 2019
  • Deadline for final outline, PowerPoint and/or handouts submission: Friday, January 24, 2020
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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR General Contractor Network Leader

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), a nonprofit organization that operates Efficiency Vermont, seeks proposals for a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® General Contractor Network Leader.

Responses to this Request for Proposals (RFP) must be delivered electronically to VEIC by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, September 16, 2019. VEIC will not accept responses submitted after 5:00 p.m. EDT on that date. Please submit your response electronically via e-mail to: jnorz@veic.org with RFP Submittal for Home Performance with ENERGY STAR General Contractor Network Leader 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 Friday, August 23, 2019, via e-mail only, to jnorz@veic.org with RFP Submittal for Home Performance with ENERGY STAR General Contractor Network Leader 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 (https://www.veic.org/company/requests-for-proposals) no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT, Friday, August 30, 2019. VEIC will not address questions submitted after 5.00 p.m. EDT, Friday, August 23, 2019.

Energy Savings Account Pilot Participation

Efficiency Vermont, the statewide Energy Efficiency Utility, in partnership with the Department of Public Service (Department) and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD), invites commercial and industrial customers to respond to this Request for Proposals (RFP) to be considered for participation in the Energy Savings Account (ESA) Pilot program.

To be eligible to participate in the pilot, customers must pay at least $5,000 in electric Energy Efficiency Charges (EEC) annually. Facilities served by Burlington Electric Department are not eligible.

An initial RFP, posted on May 24, 2019, did not result in the ESA being fully subscribed. For this reason, the Public Utilities Commission has enabled a second round of responses to be collected. Selected participants from the initial RFP need not respond again. For all others, responding to this RFP is required to be considered for participation in the ESA Pilot.

Responses to this RFP must be delivered electronically to Efficiency Vermont by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, August 30, 2019. Efficiency Vermont will not accept responses submitted after 5:00 p.m. EDT on that date. Please submit your response electronically via e-mail to: ESAinfo@efficiencyvermont.org with RFP Submittal for ESA Pilot in the subject line.

Efficiency Vermont will respond to questions regarding this RFP as follows: Efficiency Vermont will accept questions regarding requirements of the RFP until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, August 9, 2019 via e-mail only, to ESAinfo@efficiencyvermont.org with RFP Submittal for ESA Pilot in the subject line. Efficiency Vermont will post answers on the Efficiency Vermont website (https://www.efficiencyvermont.com/about/requests-for-proposals) no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Efficiency Vermont will not address questions regarding the RFP submitted after 5.00 p.m. EDT, Thursday, August 8, 2019 2019.

Created under Act No. 150, Sec. 2 of the 2017-2018 Vermont Legislative Session (H.739). See Attachment A.

To participate customers must have paid at least $5,000 in EEC over the last year or the average of last 3 years EEC exceeds $5,000 or the customer is in a new building and estimates paying an EEC of at least $5,000.

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Electric School and Transit Bus Pilot Program Request for Qualifications

VEIC, under contract with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), is seeking qualifications from prospective Project Partners for an electric school and transit bus pilot program, funded by the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust (EMT). The pilot will evaluate the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of electric school and transit bus operation in the state over a two-year period. In this pilot program, the EMT funds will be used to pay for the incremental cost of electric buses (i.e. the costs above the price of a new conventional bus), as well as the required charging equipment and installations costs. Project Partners will deploy the electric buses in their regular transportation service and commit to fully scrapping each diesel-powered bus replaced. Project Partners may include supervisory unions, school districts, schools or transit providers. VEIC is interested in working with at least two school entities and one transit provider that will each replace no fewer than two diesel-powered buses with electric buses. This RFQ is intended to determine basic eligibility and level of commitment; successful applicants will be invited to respond to a subsequent Request for Proposals (RFP). Interested candidates should respond to the questions in the appropriate RFQ, available on the Vermont Business Registry website. 

Efficiency Vermont Weatherization Offers Study

Efficiency Vermont supports homeowners’ weatherization projects through incentive payments (i.e., rebates for energy efficiency measures), and project financing and information resources. This support helps Vermonters to improve the thermal efficiency of their homes, saving energy and money. Efficiency Vermont seeks to update its weatherization offerings. Updated offerings may include modifications to the offerings themselves (e.g., different financing structures and incentive values) as well as the ways these offerings are presented (e.g., financing support messaged in terms of interest rate vs. in terms of monthly payment). Findings from research with customers will play a strong role in determining what offers are used.

Questions regarding this Request for Proposal should be submitted electronically to Nick Neverisky at nneverisky@veic.org with RFP Weatherization Offers Study in the subject line. Questions will be taken up until Friday, June 14th at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Responses to this this Request for Proposal should be submitted electronically to Nick Neverisky at nneverisky@veic.org with RFP Weatherization Offers Study in the subject line. Responses. Responses submitted after 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 1st will not be accepted.

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Bid Request for Content Strategy for Efficiency Vermont For Contractors Website

Vermont is seeking a partner to engage with the Efficiency Vermont Marketing team on the content strategy and redesign planning of its contractor facing web property—contractors.efficiencyvermont.com as a way to better reflect its brand (i.e. Efficiency Vermont’s evolving value proposition), better serve its trade ally partners (Contractors), and drive participation in our programs and engagement with sustainable energy solutions overall.

Questions regarding this Bid Request should be submitted electronically to Jillian Guter at jguter@veic.org with Efficiency Vermont Contractor Site Bid in the subject line. Questions will be taken up until Wednesday, June 12th at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

Responses to this Bid Request must be delivered electronically to Jillian Guter at jguter@veic.org with Efficiency Vermont Contractor Site Bid in the subject line by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 20th. Responses submitted after 5:00 p.m. EDT will not be accepted.

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Project Management and Consulting Services RFQ

Efficiency Vermont, the statewide Energy Efficiency Utility, is seeking qualifications from project management professionals or organizations for project management and/or consulting services.

In preparation for an upcoming Request for Proposal, Efficiency Vermont seeks information pertaining to project management capabilities and experience. In addition, Efficiency Vermont is also seeking consulting services for our project management office (PMO).

Responses to this RFQ must be delivered electronically to Efficiency Vermont by 5p.m. EST on Friday, June 21, 2019. Efficiency Vermont will not accept responses submitted after 5 p.m. EST. Please submit your response electronically via e‐mail to Sharon Bay at sbay@veic.org, with RFQ Submittal for Program Management and Consulting Services in the subject line.

Efficiency Vermont will respond to individual questions regarding this RFQ only as follows:

Submit all questions by 5 p.m. EDT Friday, June 7, 2019, via e‐mail only, to sbay@veic.org, with RFQ Question Project Management and Consulting Services: in the subject line. Efficiency Vermont will post answers to all questions received by this deadline on the VEIC website http://www.veic.org/company/requests‐for‐proposals no later than 5 p.m. EDT, Wednesday June 12, 2019. Efficiency Vermont will not address questions submitted after June 8, 2019.

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Energy Savings Account Pilot Participation RFP

Efficiency Vermont, the statewide Energy Efficiency Utility, in partnership with the Department of Public Service (Department) and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD), invites commercial and industrial customers to respond to this Request for Proposals (RFP) to be considered for participation in the Energy Savings Account (ESA) Pilot program.

To be eligible to participate in the pilot, customers must pay at least $5,000 in electric Energy Efficiency Charges (EEC) annually. Facilities served by Burlington Electric Department are not eligible.

Responding to this RFP is required to be considered for participation in the ESA Pilot.

Responses to this RFP must be delivered electronically to Efficiency Vermont by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 21, 2019. Efficiency Vermont will not accept responses submitted after 5:00 p.m. EDT on this date. Please submit your response electronically via e-mail to: jlesko@efficiencyvermont.org with RFP Submittal for ESA Pilot in the subject line.

Efficiency Vermont will respond to questions regarding this RFP as follows: Efficiency Vermont will accept questions regarding requirements of the RFP until 5:00 p.m. EDT Friday, May 31, 2019 via e-mail only, to jlesko@efficiencyvermont.org with ESA Pilot RFP Question in the subject line. Efficiency Vermont will post answers on the VEIC Requests for Proposals page at https://www.veic.org/company/requests-for-proposals no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, June 5, 2019.  Efficiency Vermont will not address questions regarding the RFP submitted after 5.00 p.m. EDT, May 31, 2019.

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Architectural and Engineering Construction Services

VEIC is a sustainable energy organization with a mission to enhance the economic, environmental, and societal benefits of clean and efficient energy use for all people. We design, deliver, and evaluate programs throughout the United States and conduct special projects in several international locations. We specialize in advancing energy efficiency, transportation efficiency, and renewable energy, and we are committed to finding solutions that reduce the energy burdens of low‐income people.

VEIC is planning to design and construct a new office building in the Chittenden County area, which will house both VEIC corporate headquarters and the primary office location of Efficiency Vermont, the statewide energy efficiency utility run by VEIC.

VEIC is seeking qualifications from architectural and engineering firms with experience in comprehensive planning and design services of commercial and public buildings to assist us with the design and construction of this new office building, and who can partner with VEIC in furthering its mission and complete this project in alignment with VEIC’s corporate values. The goal of this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is to find interested and qualified firms who will be invited to respond to a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) which VEIC will issue as more details about the proposed project become available. While a response to the RFQ is not mandatory in order to be able to respond to the RFP, it is strongly suggested that interested firms respond to the RFQ to ensure that they are kept informed of the progress and issuance of the RFP and to give VEIC a full opportunity to review their qualifications.

Responses to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) should be delivered electronically to VEIC by 5p.m. ET on Monday, May 27, 2019. Please submit your response electronically via e‐mail to: scomeau@veic.org with RFQ Submittal for [Your Firm Name] in the subject line.

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