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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.


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.

Background Materials

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.