Request for Proposals - InnovateMass Technical and Administrative Support

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) is seeking proposals from consultants or professionals with significant expertise in clean energy technology demonstration and validation to serve as a Technical Consultant under the InnovateMass Program.

The InnovateMass Program is a competitive grant program that supports demonstration projects related to the development of new clean energy technologies or innovative combinations of existing technologies that demonstrate a strong potential for commercialization, while providing significant, measurable energy and climate benefits. The Program provides grant funding to technology start-ups of up to $250,000 per project, in addition to technical support and project management services through the Program’s Technical Consultant.

MassCEC seeks proposals from consultants to provide technical assistance services to MassCEC for the Winter 2019 and Summer 2020 rounds of the Program. For each round, the Technical Consultant will support the Program from the review of Program Applicant proposals through the demonstration project implementation and project performance monitoring and evaluation phases of the awarded projects. The Program Technical Consultant will meet regularly with awardees to review workplans, discuss and resolve technical and other project-related barriers, and review performance monitoring and evaluation plans.

All inquiries related to this RFP should be submitted by email by 11:59pm on Monday, September 16, 2019 to and must contain "InnovateMass Technical Consultant RFP Questions" in the email subject line. Answers will be posted on this webpage on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

Proposals must be submitted to by 4:00pm ET on October 7, 2019 with the subject line “InnovateMass Technical Consultant.”

Request for Proposals

Below is the timeline for the RFP process.


RFP Milestone


RFP Released

Monday, September 3, 2019

Final Questions Due

Monday, September 16, 2019 by 11:59pm

Answers to Questions Posted

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Proposals Due at MassCEC

Monday, October 7, 2019 at 4:00pm EST