UPDATES (Revised May 7,2020): Text below in bold has been added for clarification.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) in collaboration with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (Mass CEC) seek a Consultant to complete a study assessing the market and need for an emerging energy institute at UMass Lowell and maximizing its benefits to growing the clean energy sector in MA. The study should focus on the needs of emerging clean energy technology developers, existing or anticipated demand for access to the sorts of resources and services that could be provided by the institute, and how those resources could best be developed and made accessible.
The Study will be comprised of:
The Study will address issues including but not limited to the following. The Consultant shall:
Maximum award amount is set at $87,500, see payment schedule below.
Proposals will be evaluated on the general criteria below:
Awardee will be selected based on the review of the written proposal. Applicants may be individuals, organizations or businesses. Applicant must be able to provide unbiased report related to the scope of work. Applicants may be asked to present their proposal to a selection review committee. Applicant must have relationship with energy companies in Massachusetts and perform all necessary primary and secondary market research. Does the Applicant or applicant team (if applicable) have the minimum qualifications?
Proposed Work Plan:
Completed report shall be submitted no later than December 1st, 2020. The report include/address all elements of the Scope of Project listed above. The report should provide primary market research from senior leadership from existing established energy companies and new entries into the market. The awardee will prepare a report and presentation that will clearly identify trends and markets that will require further studies and research and development, in alignment with both commercial and state/federal goals. The awardee should identify the sources of potential funding to conduct necessary research to be performed by the University to enhance the development of clean energy market in Mass.
Submission Deadline for Proposals: Friday May 29, 2020 by 5 p.m. EDT
Start Date: June 29, 2020
Project Completion Date: December 1, 2020
Award payment shall be split and awarded at the following dates/amounts in 2020:
$30,000 on July 1
$30,000 on October 1
$27,500 on December 1
Proposal submissions should be a maximum of 10 pages; use page numbers, 1” margins, font size Ariel 10 or Times New Roman 11 and include the following sections:
Please submit one PDF document including all submission materials.
Proposals should be submitted by email to: Jessica_duston@uml.edu.
Questions about this RFP may be submitted by email to: Jessica_duston@uml.edu.