Request for Proposals: Massachusetts Offshore Wind Industry Ports Investment Challenge

With support from the recently established Massachusetts Offshore Wind Industry Investment Fund, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Technology Center (“MassCEC”) is seeking to competitively select and fund qualified applicants or applicant teams to implement eligible maritime port redevelopment and improvement projects that will have significant impact on the advancement of the offshore wind sector and capture high-value supply chain and workforce opportunities in the Commonwealth.  Through this competitive solicitation, MassCEC intends to utilize state grant resources to leverage significant investments in specific rehabilitation and redevelopment activities that will directly enable a Massachusetts port facility to provide critical services and supplies for the offshore wind industry, including manufacturing and fabrication, pre-assembly and staging, operation/service support capabilities, and other activities that are directly connected to offshore wind projects and generate new employment opportunities and sustainable local economic benefits.

For this solicitation, the total available budget has been set at Fifty Million Dollars ($50,000,000), and MassCEC is seeking to leverage private and other funds to invest in high-value offshore wind port projects across the coastal regions of the Commonwealth. MassCEC may increase or decrease funding at its sole discretion.

Status
Open
Application Deadline
August 12, 2022 5 PM EST
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Funding Schedule

PROCESS STEP

TIMING*

Release of Solicitation

May 12, 2022

Questions due to MassCEC (see Section XI)

May 27, 2022

Questions with Answers Posted

June 10, 2022

Applications Due

*Please note this date has been extended from July 29, 2022

August 12, 2022 by 5pm

Awards Announced

Late September 2022

Contracting Process

October/November 2022

*Dates after application due date are anticipated dates. All dates are subject to change at MassCEC’s discretion.

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Application Process

Send the completed application and attachments to offshorewind@masscec.com with the words “2022 MA Offshore Wind Ports Investment Challenge” in the email subject line by 5:00 PM on August 12, 2022.

Send application and all other required documentation to offshorewind@masscec.com