Request for Proposals & Information

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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.

Windham County Modern Wood Heating Program RFP

November 19, 2014

The Vermont Public Service Department (PSD) and its Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) released today a request for proposals (RFP) to design and administer a modern wood heating program in, and for the benefit of, Windham County, Vermont. The CEDF has allocated $1.6 million of the funds reserved for Windham County for the creation of a modern wood heating program focused on installing efficient wood pellet/chip heating systems in schools and municipal buildings in Windham County.

 

Through this RFP, the Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) plans to issue a contract (or contracts) for the design, development, implementation, and administration of a modern wood heating program(s) in Windham County starting in 2015.

Responses to this RFP should be sent to the CEDF/Public Service Department at the following address:

 

Andrew Perchlik

Clean Energy Development Fund

VT Public Service Department

112 State Street

Montpelier, VT 05620-2601

Email: andrew.perchlik@state.vt.us

 

Questions regarding this RFP can also be sent to Andrew at the addresses above (email preferred). Only questions posed in writing by December 10, 2014 will be answered.

CEDF Windham County Solar Finance Program

November 13, 2014

CEDF Windham County Solar Finance Program

The Vermont Public Service Department (PSD) and its Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) seek proposals from qualified financial institutions with a physical presence in Windham County that offer loans to residential customers interested in development of the Windham County Solar Finance Program (SF). The SF Program seeks to accelerate the deployment of solar energy technologies including solar PV and solar hot water in Windham County.

 

Hard copies and electronic copies of proposals must arrive at the Public Service Department by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, December 23, 2014.

 

Questions regarding the Request for Proposals (RFP) will be accepted until Monday, November 24, 2014. Questions must be submitted in writing via email with the subject line, “Windham County Solar Finance RFP Question” or delivered by U.S. Mail to the address below. Responses will be posted on the CEDF website at: www.publicservice.vermont.gov/topics/renewable_energy/cedf

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Edward Delhagen

Vermont Public Service Department

Email: ed.delhagen@state.vt.us

Request for Proposals - Appraisal Services

The Vermont Department of Public Service (Department) is soliciting proposals for qualified appraisal services in connection with the regulatory review of real property acquisitions by utilities for utility generation and transmission projects. The Department represents the public interest in utility cases before the Vermont Public Service Board, federal regulatory agencies, and state and federal courts.

The Department intends to select one or more consultants to perform these services and will enter into contracts with each consultant. Consultants must be on the approved Vermont Agency of Transportation prequalified consultant appraiser list.

 

All proposals must be received no later than November 20, 2014 by 4:00 p.m. EST, in hard copy and in electronic format.

For more information, please see the Request for Proposals.

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 Barry.Murphy@state.vt.us 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.

Request for Proposals – Vermont Thermal Energy Finance Pilot Program

The State of Vermont has a goal of improving the thermal efficiency of 80,000 homes by 2020. The Vermont Public Service Department (PSD) and its Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) seek proposals from qualified financial institutions interested in development of the Vermont Thermal Energy Finance Pilot Program (TEF Pilot). The TEF Pilot seeks to demonstrate the ability of a new energy service provider/finance model to accelerate the number of residential thermal energy upgrades in the state. Please click here to download the RFP.

Questions received on the RFP and PSD answers are available here .

Hard copies and electronic copies of proposals are due at the Public Service Department by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 4, 2014.

Request for Proposal- Telecommunications Relay Service

Request for Proposal- Telecommunications Relay Service

 

The Vermont Public Service Department ("Department" or “PSD"), which represents the public interest in utility cases before the Vermont Public Service Board (“Board”), federal regulatory agencies, and state and federal courts, is soliciting proposals for FCC certified providers of the Vermont Telecommunications Relay Service. The Vermont Telecommunications Relay Service is a service for all Vermonters, connecting deaf, hard-of hearing, deaf-blind and speech-disabled individuals with users of regular telephones.

 

Both hard copies and electronic copies of proposals are due to the Department by 4:30pm on April 14, 2014.

 

Please click here to download the RFP.

Request for Qualifications - Sound Consulting Services

The Vermont Department of Public Service (Department) is soliciting proposals for sound/acoustic advisory services in connection with the regulatory review of proposed electrical generation and transmission facilities, and permit compliance and enforcement at existing facilities.  The Department represents the public interest in utility cases before the Vermont Public Service Board, federal regulatory agencies, and state and federal courts, and also receives consumer inquiries/complaints via its Consumer Affairs division.

The Department seeks qualifications and terms from qualified consultants or firms for general guidance and assistance in understanding current and emerging acoustic, tonal, low frequency and infrasound science related to sound emitted from electrical generation facilities – notably commercial-scale wind turbines – and/or substations, and sound monitoring protocols and procedures for those facilities throughout the state of Vermont.

Hard copies and electronic copies of proposals must arrive at the Public Service Department by 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. 

For more information, please see the Request for Qualifications.