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CLOSED-Residential Behavior – Influencing Energy Conservation Program Solicitation# SCL‐11654

Original Date Posted: August 19, 2013 8:35 am

Due Date: September 19, 2013 at 3pm PST


Residential Behavior – Influencing Energy Conservation Program
Solicitation# SCL 11654

The City of Seattle, Seattle City Light Department (“SCL”), seeks to engage a consultant to provide consulting services to effectively engage customers in a way that results in quantifiable behaviorbased energy efficiency.

SCL is seeking qualified firms to provide the following:

  • Support customers in their efficiency efforts.
  • Educate and motivate customers to reduce their use of energy in general and electricity in particular.
  • Employ strategies and tactics to increase customer engagement with City Light, and increase awareness of the benefits and appropriate uses of efficient technologies and behaviors.
  • Increase customer awareness of and participation in Seattle City Light efficiency rebates, and awareness of City Light’s role as a leader in energy efficiency.
  • Increase customer adoption of efficient technologies and behaviors.
  • Capture cost effective electrical energy savings in residential lighting, space heating, heated water, plug loads, and standby power.
  • Provide a behavior based energy efficiency program to SCL customers including, as possible, hardtoreach communities and customers who may particularly benefit from cost savings from added efficiency.
  • Adopt a program approach that can be replicated and extended for additional savings over time.
  • Support other SCL and regional efficiency programs through marketing and education.
  • Explore opportunities to include Puget Sound Energy natural gas information as a more holistic approach and as an opportunity to coordinate regional messaging and possibly share program costs.

The term of the contract shall extend from the date of execution by the Superintendent of Seattle City Light, or designee, through March 31, 2016. City Light has identified a budget for this project of $400,000.00 per year.

SCL, may amend the original contract for scope, time, and funding, subject to the continuing appropriation authority by the Seattle City Council.

Documents are available online at Consultants must complete a free registration prior to viewing, printing and saving to their own equipment at no cost, or ordering full or partial document sets and/or CDs through the Web site. For help using this site, or to order documents if you are unable to access the Web site, please call eBid Systems at 2068558430 or tollfree at 18882918430. Free internet access to obtain these documents is available at Seattle Neighborhood Service Centers and most public libraries.

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Proposals one (1) original unbound, six (6) bound copies and one (1) electronic CD copy of the response must be delivered by 3:00pm PST on September 19, 2013, to the address below:

Seattle City Light
Procurement & Contracting Division
700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 981045031
Attention: David McLean, SMT 3004

The City’s proposed schedule is outlined in the RFP.

The contract that is awarded as a result of this RFP will be awarded in a manner that will comply with all applicable laws of the United States, State of Washington, the City Charter, and Ordinances of the City of Seattle.

“WOMEN AND MINORITY AFFIRMATIVE EFFORTS REQUIREMENTS: All proposals are required to meet the Affirmative Efforts requirements as specified in the RFQ/RFP. An Outreach Plan will be required for the top rated consultant(s).”

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