Through this Request for Proposals (“RFP”), the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (“MassCEC”), in collaboration with Vineyard Wind 1 LLC (“Vineyard Wind”), is seeking to competitively select and fund one (1) qualified applicant or applicant team (“Applicant”) to establish the operational capability to provide “big bubble curtain” marine noise mitigation services to offshore wind projects in southern New England and deploy a secondary big bubble curtain in a pilot demonstration campaign during the monopile foundation installation of the Vineyard Wind 1 project. Vineyard Wind 1, the first commercial-scale offshore wind project in the U.S., will provide an opportunity for the selected locally based Applicant to demonstrate the capacity to supply and deploy this important technology to mitigate underwater noise during offshore wind pile driving activity during the construction of the wind farm and subsequent offshore wind projects.
For this RFP, the available grant funds for the bubble curtain procurement and pilot deployment on the Vineyard Wind 1 Project are up to Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000) from the Vineyard Wind Industry Initiative of the Offshore Wind Accelerator Program. Applicants must provide a minimum of a fifty percent (50%) cost share for the total project cost.
As detailed in the RFP, Applicants must satisfy certain pre-qualification criteria established by Vineyard Wind, including entering into a non-disclosure agreement with Vineyard Wind and other steps that demonstrate the ability of the Applicant to meet legal and technical specifications. Any grant award under this RFP will be contingent upon the ability of the selected Applicant to successfully execute contracts with both MassCEC and Vineyard Wind.
To respond to this RFP, submit your proposal via email to email@example.com by 4:00 pm ET on August 31, 2022. The words “Response to RFP OSW-2022-04” must appear in the email subject line. The proposal must be in electronic PDF file format, preferably no more than two (2) files.