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The Public Service Department (PSD) frequently issues Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and other requests, such as Requests for Information, for consultant services, grants, projects and other bid opportunities. These opportunities to do business with the PSD are also advertised on the Vermont Business Assistance Network operated by the Vermont Department of Economic Development.

If you are a consultant in a utility-related subject area and are interested in being included on the distribution list for RFPs in your field, please Contact Us and include email and postal contact information, as well as a description of the kinds of work you would be interested in bidding on.

Bulk Wood Pellet Delivery Infrastructure Grants - Request for Letter of Intent

Bulk Wood Pellet Delivery Infrastructure Grants - Request for Letter of Intent

Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2015
The Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) invites sole proprietors, businesses, and organizations to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to apply for a CEDF grant in support of bulk wood pellet delivery infrastructure projects located in Vermont.
A Letter of Intent (LOI) is the first step in this process and is required of all applicants. Letters of Intent are screened by the CEDF staff to determine eligibility, after which select applicants will be invited to submit a full grant proposal. The Proposal guidelines will be distributed at that time. Please note: Receipt of an invitation to submit a grant proposal does not infer, confer, or guarantee receiving a grant or funding for any project.


Wood Heating Grant Opportunity for Schools and Non-profit Housing Groups

Request for Proposals, Grants for Wood Heating Systems:

Connectivity Initiative 2015 RFP

Vermont Public Service Department Issues First Request for Proposals under the Connectivity Initiative

Montpelier, Vermont – The Public Service Department today issued its first request for proposals under the new Connectivity Initiative, pursuant to Act 190 passed in 2014. The RFP invites Internet Service Providers to submit proposals to serve locations identified by the Department as needing improved access to broadband Internet service. The Department will award grants to organizations willing to serve these areas. The Department will utilize up to $963,350.00 in available funding to support the extension of broadband facilities in underserved communities.

Public Service Commissioner, Christopher Recchia, stated “the Connectivity Initiative will play an important role in continuing Vermont’s effort to bridge the connectivity divide between rural and urban communities.” Broadband speeds to underserved areas are the focus of the new initiative. “We hope that through the Connectivity Initiative we can increase the speed and quality of broadband service in Vermont’s hardest-to-reach areas,” said Commissioner Recchia. Any technology will be accepted, so long as it meets the minimum service characteristics contained in the RFP.

To initiate the process, the Department identified over 1,700 locations eligible for support through this first round of funding. The lowest acceptable speed for funding under this RFP is 10 Megabits per second (Mbps) download and 1 Mbps upload, but the Department encourages solutions that provide higher levels of service. “We want to bring these communities the best quality broadband service we can with our funding,” stated Recchia.

A copy of the RFP, along with a list of eligible locations, can be obtained by visiting the Public Service Department online at or by emailing the Department at The proposal deadline is March 18, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. 

Nat. Gas and TEPF Potential Study

The Vermont Public Service Department seeks an independent contractor to conduct an evaluation of the potential for Natural Gas and Unregulated Thermal and Process Fuel Efficiency Programs in Vermont. 


Proposals must be submitted electronically to Barry Murphy at no later than 11:59 PM EST on May 8, 2014. 

Hard copies may also be delivered to 112 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620.


Questions on this RFP must be received by April 23, 2014.


RFP can bre found here.

Q&A can be found here.