The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) periodically has contract opportunities to provide services in support of NASEO’s various program areas.  NASEO strives to give all businesses, including small and disadvantaged businesses, an equal opportunity to compete for NASEO contracts and procurements. NASEO continuously strives to enhance the ability of small and disadvantaged businesses to compete for contracts and is committed to ensuring that small and disadvantaged businesses fully participate in the procurement process .

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Open RFIs and RFPs

NASEO requests proposals from qualified bidders to work with NASEO to develop key resources to help State Energy Offices and other related state stakeholders involved with grid resilience planning and implementation. This will include at least 3 Issue Briefs or State Spotlights that will address a topic of relevance for coordinated grid resilience planning and implementation strategies or feature a states’ coordinated grid resilience planning efforts or related resilience implementation strategy. Through the course of the scope of work, NASEO and the Consultant will identify and implement at least 3 additional resources to enhance State Energy Offices’ technical expertise on grid resilience topics such as checklists, frequently asked questions, summaries, and guidance documents. Questions on this RFP will be accepted until April 15, 2024. Please contact Kirsten Verclas (kverclas@naseo.org) with questions. Responses to all questions will be posted to the NASEO RFP website. Responses to the RFP are due April 26, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET to kverclas@naseo.org. The RFP is available here.  

With support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Office, NASEO seeks a Contractor with strong existing relationships with K-12 public school stakeholders, as well as a deep understanding of the role that State Energy Offices and partnering state agencies can play to support local education agencies in improving the energy efficiency and indoor air quality of school facilities. The Contractor will support activities as part of NASEO’s work with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office, to accelerate energy efficiency retrofits and improvements to indoor air quality, among other practices that produce healthy and efficient schools. Please click here to view the full RFP and for more information. Responses are due April 15, 2024. Please email Ed Carley at ecarley@naseo.org and Jasmine Xie at jxie@naseo.org by April 12, 2024, with any questions.

Closed RFPs, RFRs, and RFIs

NASEO requests proposals from qualified bidders to develop a written deliverable with two key parts: (1) a report and analysis examining state efforts to develop resilience centers (Report) and (2) a Toolkit for Creating Community Resilience Centers (Toolkit). The Toolkit should include illustrative examples and educational content (outlined in more detail below). The Toolkit and Report should be written for State and Territory Energy Offices as the primary audience. Secondary audiences for the Toolkit content may include State Hazard Mitigation Officers, State Emergency Managers, and State Resiliency Officers. Content should clearly outline specific actions and best practices for State Energy Offices and include any relevant graphics, tables, or maps. Questions will be accepted until March 19, 2024. Please contact Ed Carley (ecarley@naseo.org) with questions. Responses to all questions will be posted to the NASEO RFP website. Responses due April 2, 2024. The RFP is available here

The Minnesota Department of Commerce seeks proposals from qualified organizations or individuals to (1) conduct a comprehensive analysis of the best practices and risk mitigation strategies employed by energy utility critical infrastructure providers who publicly publish distribution system information, (2) produce a final report detailing the incremental risk and security trade-offs realized by Minnesota’s electric distribution system and dependent critical infrastructure produced by the facilitation of publicly-available grid information, and (3) participate in stakeholder working groups and public agenda meetings facilitated by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Proposals are due March 29, 2024.

NASEO is interested in working with several State and Territory Energy Offices to develop planning and implementation strategies that states may use to leverage federal funding to establish state clean energy funds. A state clean energy fund supports the development, demonstration, and deployment of clean energy technologies. If you are interested in receiving technical assistance from NASEO on this topic, please reach out to Sam Cramer (scramer@naseo.org) by February 23, 2024.

The State Fiscal Accountability Authority-Division of Procurement Services (SFAA-DPS) on behalf of South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (SCORS) is seeking a contractor for the development and implementation services to support the SC Home Energy Labeling Program. Responses are due February 12, 2024 by 11:00 a.m. ET.

On behalf of the State of Colorado, the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) to seek preliminary feedback to help guide a forthcoming Colorado Hydrogen Infrastructure Study (“Study”) the CEO will be conducting in 2024. This RFI and the forthcoming Study will directly inform the design, development, and implementation of a future Colorado hydrogen fueling infrastructure grant offering. Response to the RFI are due March 1, 2024 by 4:00 p.m. MT.

On behalf of the state of Colorado, Colorado Energy Office is issuing an RFI to inform the design and development of the state’s Fleet Zero-Emission Resource Opportunity (Fleet-ZERO) Medium- and Heavy-Duty Charging Corridors funding lane, receive feedback on the draft of Colorado M/HD Charging Corridors GIS Map, and gain a better understanding of the prospective business models, scope, design, timelines, anticipated demand, utilization, costs, and other helpful information in relation to successfully deploying M/HD corridor charging throughout Colorado. Responses to the RFI are due December 1, 2023, by 5:00 p.m. MT.

 

NASEO and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) are requesting input on EV Service Providers (EVSPs) and other EV stakeholder’s plans to incorporate North American Charging Standard (NACS) connectors – currently being standardized as J3400 – and related components in their product inventory and the associated timeline with the rollout. These responses will help inform State Departments of Transportations and State Energy Offices’ Request for Proposals under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program, covered by 23 CFR 680 minimum requirements, as well as advise states on how to plan and futureproof equipment for J3400 connectors. Responses from this Request for Information (RFI) will be posted on NASEO’s publicly accessible website, distributed widely to any interested organization and will be posted to the EV States Clearinghouse. Therefore, proprietary information should not be included in your response. Please click here to view the full RFI and for more information. Responses to this RFI are due on October 6, 2023. Responses must be submitted via email in one PDF file to Delaney Dixon (ddixon@naseo.org).

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has drafted a Request for Proposals (RFP) for companies to develop the Connecticut Clean Energy and Connectivity Incentives Calculator. This online tool will showcase state, federal, and municipal incentives supporting deployment of clean energy, energy efficiency, demand response capabilities, and internet connectivity. The draft RFP can be found here. The RFP is in draft form and is being issued for public comment. DEEP is not accepting proposals at this time. Parties submitting proposals prematurely may be disqualified when the final RFP is issued. Written comments may be filed on or before September 21, 2023, by 4:00 p.m. Please click here for more information. 

Hawaii Energy’s EmPOWER Grant program is accepting applications from Hawaii’s small businesses, restaurants, and non-profits through September 29 to help fund energy efficiency projects. Depending on equipment type, projects are eligible for up to $2,000, $4,000, or $6,000 this year. The entire grant eligible equipment list, along with the associated potential grant funding available, is on the website or if you click here. Everything needed to apply is available on the grant’s home page, or interested organizations can reach out directly to Chester Carson at HE-Grants@Leidos.com.

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is seeking services from a consultant with strong analytical, policy, and planning expertise to conduct an analysis of energy burden metrics and develop an actionable plan for short and long-term deployment of energy burden metrics for consideration in Commission programs and processes. This work will build on previous work already done by the Commission and others on the understanding of energy burden definitions, and the development of metrics relating to energy burden and customer affordability more generally. The deliverables will include an analysis and report on specific energy burden metrics, including information on how these could be applied in a Wisconsin-specific context, as well as proposals for an actionable plan with options for utilization of this information. Proposals are due October 10, 2023, and must be submitted into the Wisconsin eSupplier Portal as described in the RFP documentation. Please click here for more information.

With support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity (OE), NASEO seeks a Consultant to develop a Toolkit for Stakeholder Engagement in Transmission Planning (Toolkit). This Toolkit will be educational in nature and better equip State Energy Offices with the resources to meaningfully address potential concerns from communities, to convene stakeholders across the project development and implementation spectrum through working groups or advisory committees, and to increase stakeholder understanding of both the direct and indirect benefits of transmission projects for their states and communities.  This Toolkit will be designed to include guidance on innovative and meaningful transmission planning engagement strategies with case studies and lessons learned from previous projects included. The Consultant will be expected to have knowledge of the programmatic, policy, economic, and community aspects of equitable transmission planning. The Consultant should be prepared to address cost, resilience, and equity considerations and should also have a deep understanding of State Energy Offices’ roles, distinct from state regulatory roles, in energy policy and transmission planning across the country.  Please click here to view the full RFP and for more information. Responses due September 18, 2023. Click here to view the frequently asked questions. Please email Catherine Reed at creed@naseo.org with any questions. 

With support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity (OE), NASEO seeks a Consultant to develop a guide for State Energy Offices on energy storage research, development, and demonstration (RD&D). The guide will focus on energy storage RD&D and key policy, planning, and programmatic considerations for State Energy Offices to increase investment and drive market acceleration. The Consultant will be expected to have knowledge of the programmatic, policy, and technical aspects of energy storage technologies and state-level goals and activities. The Consultant should also be prepared to discuss cost, resilience, and equity considerations. Finally, the Consultant should have a deep understanding of State Energy Offices’ roles, distinct from state regulatory roles, in energy storage planning and policy across the country. Please click here to view the full RFP and for more information. Please click here for NASEO-2023-RFP-001 Frequently Asked Questions.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is soliciting services from a Contractor to update and revise its State Energy Security Plan (SESP). The plan is an essential component of the state's efforts to enhance energy security planning in the coming decade and beyond and was revised in 2013 and 2022. Click here for more information: COMMBUYS - Bid Solicitation