Request for Proposals: Vehicles-for-Hire Program Consultant

Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), is seeking qualified consultants with experience in clean transportation to provide program administration and evaluation for a statewide vehicle-for-hire (VFH) pilot incentive program. The selected consultant will track and deliver the incentives, maintain metrics and records, and provide program analysis to MassCEC and other participating stakeholders.

About the Program

Starting in early 2024, this program will provide targeted incentives to VFH drivers who purchase or rent electric vehicles. VFH drivers, including both transportation network company (TNC) drivers and taxi drivers, are a priority for electrification. These drivers are likely to be low- or- moderate-income (LMI), have two or more jobs including app driving, and drive more miles than the average driver. Thus, encouraging electrification among VFH drivers is likely to address two of the Commonwealth’s vehicle electrification priority groups at the same time: high-mileage drivers and LMI drivers.

This program will provide incentives that decrease electric vehicle costs for VFH drivers. The program is broken into two sub-programs that will provide support for drivers who 1) own their vehicles, or 2) rent their vehicles. The “VFH-Own” program is designed to build on the existing MOR-EV program. Together, those programs will offer up to $10,000 in incentives to eligible drivers who purchase or lease an eligible vehicle. The “VFH-Rent” program is designed to temporarily support drivers who wish to test an electric vehicle without a long-term commitment.


Application Deadline

December 8, 2023

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Consultant Selection Schedule

All dates are subject to change at MassCEC's discretion. 



Release of RFP

October 27, 2023

Questions due to MassCEC via email to

November 13, 2023 at 4 pm EST

Questions with answers posted to MassCEC website

November 17, 2023

Proposals due

December 8, 2023 by 4 pm EST

Interviews with top applicants (if necessary)

December 2023

Notification of Award and Contracting

December 2023/January 2024

Contract Kickoff

January/February 2024


Application Process

Applicants should review and respond to the three scopes of work described in the RFP. The scopes of work apply to both the VFH-Own and the VFH-Rent programs.  Please review Sections 6 and 7 of the RFP for more detailed information on the application process.

Application Materials

Send completed application to