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WarmUp Cincy Tenant Energy Efficiency Program

Contract for Services to an Ohio Nonprofit or For-Profit to Manage an
Energy Program that Benefits Underserved Residents in Eligible Areas

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Cincinnati - Office of Environment and Sustainability (OES)

Conf. Date:

09/22/21

Deadline Date:

10/15/21 4:00 PM ET

Description:

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Contract for services to an Ohio nonprofit organization or business to manage an energy-related program that benefits underserved residents in eligible locations. Funding is intended to oversee the program and help transition it from the pilot stage to ongoing activities. The goal of the program is to respond to the energy needs of low-income renters in Cincinnati.

The City of Cincinnati seeks to assist Duke Energy Ohio customers by addressing the issue of energy burden, resilience, and programmatic service gaps for households at or below 200% of the federal poverty limit in multifamily structures. The goal of this program is to reduce the energy burden for low-income renters, empower these families with basic energy efficiency knowledge, and help accomplish the 2018 Green Cincinnati Plan goal of reducing household energy burden by 10%.

The WarmUp Cincy Tenant Program provides income-eligible Duke Energy Ohio electricity customers living in multifamily buildings with:

  • An in-home energy assessment to evaluate where electric savings can be had,
  • A custom, home energy strategy for the family with tips on how to increase efficiency,
  • Installation of energy efficiency products to realize savings as identified in the assessment
  • An energy efficiency education program that is available in print or online, and
  • Up to $500 in assistance for their Duke Energy Ohio electric account.

Selection for WarmUp investment will be influenced by the following priorities:

  • Presents a clear capacity to deliver the maximum net energy savings for the greatest number of income-eligible tenants;
  • Demonstrates a strong capacity to track and report on the program and financial outputs and outcomes
  • Demonstrates experience managing large contracts and highly regulated funding streams.

For additional information about Scope of Services, see: https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/sites/oes/assets/File/RFP810OESWARMUP_Final%208.30.2021%20(with%20page%20numbers)%20(1).pdf#page=4

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 198436

Estimated Size of Grant:

The City will award up to $180,000 for the management and implementation of the WarmUp Cincy Tenant program.

Term of Contract:

From December 1, 2021, through November 30, 2022, which includes the 2021-2022 winter crisis period in Ohio.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

For-profit and nonprofit entities are eligible to apply. Organizations with a specialty in one part of WarmUp, but not both, are encouraged to consider submitting a collaborative application. The offeror(s) can be, but do not need to be, based or located in the City of Cincinnati.

To be eligible for investment by the City in the facilitation of WarmUp, the offeror(s) must meet all requirements listed below. Offerors may choose to partner with other qualified firms to better meet the requirements of this RFP. Partnerships must be presented as a Prime-subcontractor relationship for the purposes of contracting and all mandatory subcontracting goals must be met in order for the proposal to be considered responsive.
• Demonstrate experience operating programs working at least in part with households at or below 200% of the federal poverty level OR have a partnership established (new or existing) with an organization that does;
• Demonstrate experience installing energy efficiency and/or weatherization materials, appliances, and repairs OR have a partnership established (new or existing) with an organization that does;
• Demonstrate the financial and management capacity to carry out the work as detailed in its project application;
• Have the ability to serve and operate programs on a citywide basis;
• Not be on the City of Cincinnati’s Debarred Vendor list and must be in compliance with any other contractual obligation currently held with the City;
• Not currently be indebted to the Federal Government, State of Ohio, or the City of Cincinnati for nonpayment of taxes, fines, judgment, liens, or fees.

For additional qualifications, see:
https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/sites/oes/assets/File/RFP810OESWARMUP_Final%208.30.2021%20(with%20page%20numbers)%20(1).pdf#page=6

Pre-proposal Conference:

An optional pre-submission meeting will take place on September 22, 2021, at 4:00 PM ET.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tdO-vrT0qE9VG-A6wzv0d_Be5HQVYKAeq

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Pre-Submission Meeting: 9/22/2021 4:00PM ET
- Proposals Due: 10/15/2021 4:00 PM ET
- Contract Start: 12/1/2021 (approx)

All questions or requests for clarification must be submitted in writing no later than September 10, 2021, at 4:00 PM ET

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://cincinnati-oh.bonfirehub.com/

Direct questions to Isabel Harney, Buyer, at isabel.harney@cincinnati-oh.gov. Please reference “RFP810OESWARMUP, WarmUp Cincy Tenant Energy Efficiency Program” in the subject field of the message.

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