Reopened: 2020 Solarize Mass Plus and HeatSmart Mass Installers Request for Proposals

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) are seeking additional proposals from installers who are interested in participating in the 2020 Solarize Mass Plus and HeatSmart Mass programs (the Programs). The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is reopening this solicitation only for the communities and technologies listed below:  

All proposals are due by Thursday, June 25th, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

Due to the limited time frame for this reopened request for proposals, MassCEC has made a number of the questions in the application (Attachment A) optional. Time permitting, optional sections are encouraged.

Each Installer must submit their own RFP application and will be considered a distinct Applicant. However, installers are welcome to share information about any pre-existing business relationships, discussions with other Installers about partnering strategies, and any general thoughts or recommendations on partnering with another installer(s), including methods for collaboration and lead sharing, in Attachment A of the RFP below.

COVID-19 Impacts: MassCEC understands that this is a challenging an uncertain time for clean energy installers. The HeatSmart and Solarize Plus campaigns are also adapting as we go and look forward to being flexible partners with the selected installers. The Installer Request for Proposals (RFP) reflects some added flexibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out and we will do our best to work with you.

Below is the timeline for the reopened RFP process. Please review the updated RFP documents linked below for more details and information.

RFP Milestone

Date

Link (if applicable)

MassCEC launches RFP for Installers

Thursday May 7, 2020

 

Webinar 1

Thursday May 14, 2020, 3:00-4:00 PM

Register to watch a recording of the webinar here

Written Questions Due

Tuesday May 26, 2020, 11:59 PM

 

FAQ Posted

Friday May 29, 2020

Questions and Answers

Proposals Due -- Original Deadline 

Friday June 5, 2020, 11:59 PM

 

MassCEC reopens RFP for Installers

Friday June 12, 2020  See links to RFP documents below.

Proposals Due -- Extended Deadline

Thursday June 25, 2020, 11:59 PM  
 

Proposals must be submitted to heatsmartmass@masscec.com or solarize@masscec.com by 11:59 pm ET June 25, 2020 and must include the following:

 

Program Background: Solarize Mass Plus and HeatSmart Mass are community-based outreach and education programs that will encourage residential clean energy technologies. The programs aim to help drive down the installation cost and increase deployment of residential and small-scale solar PV and commercial clean heating and cooling installations through a group purchasing model.

By participating in the Programs, an Installer can benefit from:

  • Community and volunteer outreach and marketing efforts to promote the technology and the Installer’s company;
  • A high volume of projects geographically concentrated with the flexibility to coordinate installations for maximum efficiency;
  • Access to direct conversations with local permitting and inspecting agencies in order to better understand their expectations;
  • Assistance from MassCEC and its technical consultant in understanding any incentive changes, such as Mass Save’s integrated control requirements for air-source heat pumps;
  • Potential for long-term leads and projects generated after the campaign has concluded.