Energy Trust releases request for proposals for New Buildings program management

Energy Trust releases request for proposals for New Buildings program management

Energy Trust has released a request for proposals (RFP) for management and delivery of its New Buildings program, which serves new commercial and multifamily construction and major renovation projects with code-based whole-building energy-efficiency and market development efforts.

Through a competitive process, Energy Trust will select a finalist and execute a contract for management and delivery of New Buildings offers throughout Oregon. Transition work is expected to begin in fall 2024, with the new contract going into effect January 1, 2025.

The full RFP and additional information is posted on Energy Trust’s contracting opportunities webpage.

Bidding firms may form teams in response to the RFP. Energy Trust will negotiate with the selected contractor for a five-year to seven-year contract. The program delivery portion of the contract will include marketing and outreach to developers, design professionals and other industry stakeholders; operations, processing and reporting; program management; and technical/engineering support.

Energy Trust will require a minimum of 20% of the value of the delivery budget to go to minority-owned, women-owned, emerging small or service-disabled veteran-owned firms certified by Oregon’s Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity or by the U.S. Small Business Administration program. Bidding firms must demonstrate experience in designing equitable and inclusive programs and encouraging a diverse, equitable, and inclusive business environment.

Energy Trust will host a pre-bid webinar for interested firms at 10 a.m. on February 5, 2024. Advance registration is required.

The New Buildings program offers training, research grants, technical services and cash incentives for commercial new construction customers incorporating energy-efficient design and equipment, along with renewable energy, into their projects.

In 2022, New Buildings served nearly 450 sites and provided over $6.95 million in incentives to customers, helping them saving 4.6 average megawatts of electricity and 346,000 therms of natural gas in 2022.