COVID-19 has forced many employees of entities applying for Energy Commission (CEC) funds to telework. As a result, the CEC has received requests to temporarily waive the requirement that applicants provide a manual signature on application materials.
Accordingly, until further notice, any requirement in CEC contract, grant, and loan solicitations, as well as in requests for offer, to provide a signature is waived (even if it is in the screening criteria). NO SIGNATURE, EVEN ELECTRONIC, IS NECESSARY.
This waiver only applies to application materials due from this date forward. It does not apply to material submitted for due dates that have already passed.
In an effort to reduce the administrative cost of making this change, the CEC is sending out this one notice instead of issuing an individual addendum to each contract, grant, and loan solicitation or request for offer.