The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is issuing RFQL 3711: Design and Support for Innovative Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Program to establish a pool of firms, companies, or organizations (including teaming arrangements) to provide program design, analysis, and support for innovative initiatives across the Authority. Qualified entities must demonstrate technical and market expertise in the following categories:
· Net-Zero Energy and carbon-based energy codes, and Net-Zero Energy design and construction, to support policy and code development, implementation, and enablement
o Subcategory 1 (Code Strategies & Development): Advancing climate goals through innovative energy code policy and program development, including strategies bridging code and construction activities;
o Subcategory 2 (Code Implementation): Tools, training, and curriculum development on energy code and construction topics, including demonstrated ability to translate code technical requirements into accessible concepts for targeted audiences;
o Subcategory 3 (Code Enablement): Support for the analysis and design needed to create a pathway to significantly increase Net-Zero Energy construction in all commercial, multifamily, and single-family building types;
o Subcategory 4 (Net-Zero Energy design and construction): Support program development, perform technical and market analysis, and help create tools and resources that will help the market meet advanced clean energy and Net-Zero Energy performance standards.
· Development of and compliance with product and appliance efficiency standard
· Development of web-based applications and data assets to support clean energy customer acquisition, value proposition development and related service
· Development of web-based data sharing and application development platforms and data analytics that can be applied to clean energy markets
· “Intelligent Efficiency” and building energy systems networking
Separate proposals must be submitted for each category and/or each sub-category. Proposals will be evaluated and scored against each other within each category (A-E). Proposals for sub-categories (A1-A4) will be evaluated and scored against each other within the respective sub-category. Proposers should clearly identify which category (A-E) or sub-category (A1-A4) the proposal is intended to address. NYSERDA anticipates entering into Umbrella Agreements with the top-ranked proposers in each category. Work will be issued either directly to the top-ranked proposer in each category or sub-category (up to $250,000) or through a mini-bid process to the firms that qualify (in the respective category) under this RFQL. Where national laboratories have been qualified under a category or subcategory, there may be instances where mini-bids are issued only to national laboratories.The expected start date for work under this program is June 2018.
May 23, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. ET