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 or (802) 658-6060 / toll-free: (800) 639-6069.

Electric School and Transit Bus Pilot Program Request for Proposals

Sep 4, 2019, 12:04 PM
VEIC, under contract with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), is seeking proposals from invited prospective Project Partners only (as established through a previous Request for Qualifications process) 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. Generally, 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, 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. Interested candidates should review additional program details and respond to the questions in the RFP, linked below.

All responses must be submitted electronically to Kate Cahalane at by October 2, 2019 at 5pm. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Kate Cahalane at or 802-540-7814, or Cara Robechek at or 802-552-8674.

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