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RFP: Focus on Energy Targeted Markets and Mass Market Programs

Business Program and Select Residential Programs Implementation

The Focus on Energy Program Administrator is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the selection of independent Program Implementers, or teams of Program Implementers, to deliver energy efficiency programs for residential and non-residential customers under the Focus on Energy Targeted Markets (Business) Core Programs and select Mass Markets (Residential) Programs. Prospective bidders should submit any questions regarding this RFP to focusonenergy.rfp@shawgrp.com.

Focus on Energy currently provides various energy efficiency and renewable resource options and incentives to customers via three portfolios:

  • Mass Markets Portfolio servicing the residential, including single-family and multi-family housing;
  • Targeted Markets Portfolio servicing the commercial, industrial, schools, government, agricultural, and small business sector; and a
  • Research Portfolio providing grants to eligible entities to study the environmental and economic impacts of energy use in Wisconsin.

This RFP is soliciting bids for implementation of Targeted Markets Core Programs and select Mass Markets Programs.

 

Eligible Program Areas in this RFP

TARGETED MARKETS

Large Energy Customer Program - The Targeted Markets Large Energy Customer Program will offer prescriptive and custom incentives for high-efficiency Measures for Large Energy Customers; custom Measure savings will depend on site-specific analysis of the Large Energy Customer's facility. 

Chain Store and Franchises Program - The Targeted Markets Chain Store and Franchises Program will offer prescriptive and custom incentives for high-efficiency Measures; custom Measure will savings depend on an analysis of the particular Chain Store or Franchise.

Comprehensive Program - The Targeted Markets Comprehensive Program will offer prescriptive and custom incentives to Customers in the following Market Sectors: agricultural, commercial, schools, local and non-local governments, and industrial facilities but not Large Energy Customers.  Customers will include, but are not be limited to; dairy producers, growers, community colleges, food processors, commercial buildings, municipal facilities, and manufacturers and processors that are not Large Energy Customers.

Small Energy Users Program - The Targeted Markets Small Energy Users program shall provide eligible Customers with an on-site energy efficiency assessment, or audit, a limited list of direct installs Measures, and higher incentives for select Measures.

New Construction Program (Non-Residential) - The Non-Residential New Construction Program will offer incentives for new or substantially renovated non-residential buildings that will achieve above-code savings.

TARGETED MARKETS and MASS MARKETS

Retro-Commissioning Program - Retro-commissioning (RCx) is a systematic, documented process that identifies low-cost operational and maintenance improvements in existing buildings and brings the building’s energy performance up to the design intention.

MASS MARKETS

Residential New Construction Program (Single-Family) - The Mass Markets Residential New Construction Program (Single-Family) will offer incentives for new or substantially renovated homes that achieve savings above code.

Multi-Family New Construction Program - The Mass Markets Multi-Family New Construction Program will offer incentives for new or substantially renovated multi-family dwellings that achieve savings above code.
 

RFP Schedule

RFP Release - Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Intent to Bid (Required) - Ongoing
Bidders responding to this RFP are requested to notify focusonenergy.rfp@shawgrp.com of their intent to bid. Any further communications about the bid after this date will only go to Bidders that have expressed intent to bid.

Training on Focus on Energy Cost-Effectiveness Calculator:
Tuesday, November 29 at 1:00 -2:30 pm CST
Thursday, December 1 at 1:00 -2:30 pm CST
Monday, December 5 at 1:00 -2:30 pm CST

Bidder Questions Due to focusonenergy.rfp@shawgrp.com Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 5:00 pm CST

Focus on Energy Webinar Answers to Bidder Questions Due - Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm CST

Bidder Proposal Due -  Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm CST

Notification of Request for Interview -  On or before January 30, 2012

Notification of Successful Bidders -  On or before February 10, 2012

Quick Launch Contract - On or before February 29, 2012

Program Launch - April 1, 2012

Contact Focus on Energy

Prospective bidders should submit their intent to bid and any inquiries regarding this RFP to focusonenergy.rfp@shawgrp.com

Please Note:

MEEA cannot answer questions about this RFP. Please direct all inquiries to the email address listed above or visit http://www.focusonenergy.com/About-Us/RFP_Postings/ for more information on this and future Focus RFPs.