Webinar – RFP 101: The Basics of the Procurement Process
June 30, 2010
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Technical Assistance Project for state and local officials, this Webinar provided information on the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) request for proposals (RFP) process.
- Wisconsin's EECBG Program: RFP 101
By Holly Haux O'Higgins, Wisconsin Office of Energy Independence, and Jason Scott, Wisconsin Department of Commerce
- Subrecipient or Subcontractor Flow-Down Requirements – EECBG Program, Recovery Act
By Luke Gomes, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) project officer at the DOE Golden Field Office
About the Presenters
There will be three presenters:
Luke Gomes is a technical project officer and grants administrator for the DOE Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program. Gomes has an extensive energy background in solar photovoltaic (PV) design and implementation and project management.
Gomes will provide an overview of the specific DOE flow-down requirements and suggestions for EECBG funded projects, including such requirements such as Davis-Bacon.
Holly Laux O'Higgins is an energy analyst and EECBG program developer for the Wisconsin State Energy Office and a grant administrator for the outreach and education portion of the block grant project, and administrator for monthly and quarterly federal reporting.
O'Higgins will provide an overview of the procurement process as implemented by Wisconsin for the EECBG Sub-Grant RFP Solicitation. She will walk through the basic elements of their EECBG sub-grant RFP and the procurement process, including the solicitation, selection, notification and contracting processes. This presentation may be helpful for other formula grantees when developing an RFP for EECBG funded programs.
Jason Scott executes EECBG grant contracts for the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. Scott also is designing the compliance and implementation manual for EECBG sub-grantees with the state energy office.
The Wisconsin Department of Commerce and Office of Energy Independence distributed the following files to Wisconsin EECBG applicants as part of the procurement process that was dealt with in the Webinar. You can read about these and additional documents on the Wisconsin EECBG Web page.
- Wisconsin EECBG Funding Announcement, September 2009
- Energy Savings Estimating Guidelines for HVAC, Solar Hot Water
The State of Wisconsin developed this spreadsheet for communities to calculate energy savings from heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) projects and solar installations.
- Energy Savings from Insulation Worksheet
The State of Wisconsin developed this spreadsheet for communities to calculate energy savings from HVAC installations.
- Energy Savings Windows Worksheet
The State of Wisconsin developed this spreadsheet to help local governments calculate energy savings from windows retrofit projects.
- Implementation Handbook for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Awards
The Wisconsin Department of Commerce published this online handbook in May 2010; 41 pp.