Request for Proposals: Lead Technical Consultant: Building Electrification and Transformation Accelerator (BETA): Commercial Buildings Pilot

Building Electrification and Transformation Accelerator (BETA): Commercial Buildings Pilot is a MassCEC pilot to surface and prove out the technical, implementation, and financial models that will serve as the basis for electrification of buildings in the commercial sector.  

This RFP is seeking a Lead Technical Consultant to create protocols and scope for a decarbonization assessment that builds on the framework and successes of Mass Save® with an end goal of full decarbonization, develop target criteria for participant buildings and typologies sought for first cohort of assessments, produce a structure for customizable individual decarbonization plans based on the recommendations from the assessment, considering both over time approaches and immediate opportunities, along with the goals of the building owner, complete assessments on the first cohort of commercial buildings of different typologies, and develop market facing resources, including case studies of each building’s assessment and plan, along with policy facing resources including a gap-analysis on lessons learned. 

MassCEC plans to target a diverse cohort of common building typologies in cooperation with the Consultant to ensure assessments and market facing resources are applicable at scale and are responsive to the range of differences within the commercial sector. Potential volume and typologies of buildings that may be reached based on the applicant proposal will be part of the selection criteria.

Award Potential
Application Deadline
December 16, 2022 @ 5:00 P.M. EDT
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Funding Schedule

Process Step


RFP Released

October 24, 2022

Questions due to MassCEC via email to

November 16, 2022

Questions with Answers Posted to MassCEC Website

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November 23, 2022

Proposals Due

 December 16, 2022, 5 PM

Interviews of Top Applicants

January 9-13, 2023

Notification of Award


February 6, 2023


Application Process

To respond to this Request for Proposals, submit a completed Proposal. The submission must be in electronic form, including all relevant attachments, submitted via email to

“BETA Commercial Buildings Pilot” must appear in the e-mail subject line.  

Submission packages must include the following: 

  1. Applicant’s Signature and Acceptance Form (Attachment A)   
  2. Attachment B – Application for Lead Technical Consultant  
  3. Team Member Resumes  
  4. Writing Samples (optional, up to three (3))   
  5. Any requested changes to Attachment C (optional) 

No additional materials should be submitted. Any additional materials will not be considered in the evaluation.   

Under no circumstances will MassCEC accept responses past the deadline. MassCEC, at its sole discretion, will determine whether an application is complete 

Send application and all other required documentation to 

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