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Technical Support For Energy Assessments

Contracts for Services to California Private and Public Entities
to Provide Technical Assistance for Energy Assessments

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California Energy Commission (CEC)

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04/08/21 5:00 PM


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Contracts for services to California private and public entities, including nonprofit organizations, IHEs, and businesses to provide technical assistance for energy assessments. The purpose of this program is to select a Prime Contractor with strengths in the administrative, technical, and project management aspects of energy analytical methods, and in program management of the subcontractor team.

The (Prime and Subcontractors) team will provide technical assistance to the Energy Assessment Division. This technical assistance may include,  but is not limited to transmission upgrade and generation system analysis, refinement of electricity demand forecasting methodologies, refinement of analytical methods to evaluate utilities’ resource portfolios, assessment of the analytical methods used to prepare year-ahead electricity load forecasts, assisting staff in the evaluation of natural gas market parameters, and assisting staff in evaluating central station and distributed generation market.

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GrantWatch ID#: 194905

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There is $2,500,000 available for the contract resulting from this RFP. This is an hourly rate plus cost reimbursement contract and the award will be made to the responsible Bidder receiving the highest points.
Of this amount $1,000,000 is immediately available. The remaining balance of $750,000 from fiscal year (FY) 2021-22 and $750,000 from fiscal year (FY) 2022-23 may be available contingent upon approval of the Energy Commission’s budget for that fiscal year. Funding shall be subject to the appropriation and availability for that purpose in the Governor’s Budget. In the event funds are not available, the Commission shall have no further liability with regard to the agreement.
The Energy Commission reserves the right to reduce the contract amount to an amount deemed appropriate in the event the budgeted funds do not provide full funding of Energy Commission contracts. In this event, the Contractor and Commission Agreement Manager (CAM) shall meet and reach agreement on a reduced scope of work commensurate with the level of available funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This is an open solicitation for public and private entities. Each agreement resulting from this solicitation includes terms and conditions that set forth the contractor’s rights and responsibilities. Private sector entities must agree to use the attached standard terms and conditions. The University of California, California State University or U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories must use either the standard or the pre-negotiated terms and conditions. The Energy Commission will not award agreements to non-complying entities. The Energy Commission reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions prior to executing agreements.

All corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), limited partnerships (LPs) and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) that conduct intrastate business in California are required to be registered and in good standing with the California Secretary of State prior to its project being recommended for approval at an Energy Commission Business Meeting. If not currently registered with the California Secretary of State, bidders are encouraged to contact the Secretary of State’s Office as soon as possible to avoid potential delays in beginning the proposed project(s) (should the application be successful). Sole proprietors using a fictitious business name must be registered with the appropriate county and provide evidence of registration to the Energy Commission prior to their project being recommended for approval at an Energy Commission Business Meeting.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Pre-Bid Workshop - RFP-20-802 Technical Support For Energy Assessments
March 11, 2021 | 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Remote Access Only
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Pre-Application Information:

Submission Deadline: April 08, 2021, 5:00 pm
Questions Deadline: March 12, 2021, 5:00 pm

Key Activities and Dates:
Key activities including dates and times for this RFP are presented below. An addendum will be released if the dates change for the asterisked (*) activities.
- RFP Release Date – March 02, 2021
- Pre-Bid Conference Date – March 11, 2021
- Written Questions Submittal Deadline* - by 5:00 p.m. March 12, 2021
- Distribute Questions/Answers and Addenda (if any) to RFP – week of March 18, 2021
- Deadline to Submit Proposals* - by 5:00 p.m. April 8, 2021
- Clarification Interviews (If necessary) Date(s) April 14-15, 2021
- Notice of Proposed Award Date – April 30, 2021
- Commission Business Meeting Date - June 9, 2021
- Contract Start Date – July 2021
- Contract Termination Date – July 2024

During the RFP process, questions of clarification about this RFP must be directed to the Contracts Officer listed in the following section. You may ask questions at the Pre-Bid Conference, and you may submit written questions via electronic mail. However, all questions must be received by 5:00 pm on the day of the Pre-Bid Conference.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications at

Brad Worster, Commission Agreement Officer
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-18
Sacramento, California 95814
Telephone: (916) 897-1647

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