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.

Evaluation of the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund

Contractor services are requested by the Vermont Public Service Department  for expert consulting services to conduct an evaluation of the activities of the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) from its inception in 2006 through calendar year 2013. This evaluation will serve two important objectives; (1) to identify the achievements of CEDF and important lessons from the CEDF program experience, and (2) to improve the ability of the CEDF to evaluate the impact and program delivery effectiveness of future CEDF-supported activities.  The Request for Proposals and additional information can be found on the CEDF web page.

CEDF Community Solar and Wind Competitive Request for Proposals

Community Solar PV and Wind Power Request for Proposals

  • Grants of up to $125,000 for community solar PV and wind turbine installations will be made on a competitive basis through this RFP
  • Questions on this RFP must be made in writing and are due by 4 p.m. April 9, 2014.
  • Proposals are due by 4:00 P.M. on Friday, May 9, 2014

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.