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Program Operator Request for Proposal ― Bay Area Water Efficiency Program

The Sonoma County Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA) invites proposals from qualified professional service organizations to provide Program Operator services for the regional Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) program, Water Upgrades $ave.

Water Upgrades $ave is Bay Area‒wide on-bill financing program that uses established municipal water utility authority to set water service rates and recover costs from their customers to make the following Program offer: Municipal water utility customers can install eligible water efficiency equipment with no up-front cost ― using a utility-approved on-bill charge that is significantly lower than the estimated savings.

The on-bill charge stops at the end of the financing term or if the equipment fails and cannot be repaired. If the water utility customer moves from the location, the new water customer automatically assumes both the continued savings and remaining charge.

As outlined in the Request for Proposal scope of work, the provision of Program Operator services includes the following individual objectives:

  • Work in partnership with RCPA and BayREN to finalize Water Upgrades $aves protocols and processes to ensure the success of the Program for all parties, including most critically water customers.
  • Outreach and engagement with potential Participants that results in signed Participant Agreements and completed projects.
  • Ensure Improvements installed at Participants’ properties are appropriate, cost effective, and correctly installed.
  • Ensure paperwork and data are complete, accurate, and available in real time.
  • Provide excellent Customer Service.

This will be a pay-for-performance contract with the Program Operator. While necessary services that are not directly tied to completed projects, such as marketing, will be paid based on time and materials or milestones, payment for the services above primarily will be paid based on the number of completed installations.

Proposals must be submitted at or before 5:00 p.m. on June 30, 2020.

RFP packet includes: (1) Request for Proposal, (2) Exhibit B: Cost Exercise, (3) Exhibit E: Program Manual, and (4) Exhibit F: Contractor Agreement.

Request for Proposals to Develop Local Road Safety Plan for Seven Individual Jurisdictions

SCTA is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants, for developing and producing seven individual Local Road Safety Plans (LRSP) for the purpose of complying with new state and federal requirements related to the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). SCTA is conducting this RFP process on behalf of seven member agencies consisting of the Cities of Cotati, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, and the Town of Windsor. It is the intent of these agencies to enter into individual agreements with selected consultants to prepare their LRSPs.

SCTA intends to identify the most qualified consultant and it is the decision of each of the seven agencies to then negotiate an agreement with the selected consultant.

Proposers must submit one (1) electronic copy via either e-mail or other secure cloud based file transfer link. Proposals must include electronic signature (electronic submittals with e-signatures will be considered as binding). Additionally, proposers must submit one (1) budget in a separate file.  Email header on submittal must be clearly marked “SCTA, Consultant Services, LRSPs for 7 Jurisdictions.” Proposals shall be submitted to:

Sonoma County Transportation Authority
Seana L. S. Gause, Senior – Programming and Projects at the following email address:
seana.gause@scta.ca.gov

Proposals must be received by email no later than 2:00 P.M. on July 31, 2020

RFP Packet includes: 1) Request for Proposals; 2) Professional Services Agreements for each participating jurisdiction; and 3)LRSP funding request form showing scope for each jurisdiction.

UPDATE 7/15/20:
Questions about RFP
No questions have been received regarding the RFP.