January 31, 2017
Commerce issues RFPs for Weatherization trainer, National Historical Preservation Act Section 106 reviewer
The Minnesota Department of Commerce has issued two request for proposals (RFPs): one seeks an instructor to deliver a two-day training module titled “Space Heating and Water Heating System Fundamentals” and the second seeks organizations or individuals to perform National Historical Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 reviews. Both RFPs can be found on the Commerce website.
QUICK CALL FOR BIDS: Weatherization Mechanical Training
This RFP seeks quick bids to deliver a two-day training (“Space Heating and Water Heating System Fundamentals”) up to nine times primarily in the Twin Cities area. The trainees will be energy auditors and inspectors working in the Minnesota Weatherization Assistance Program. Anticipated training dates are between March 1 and June 30, 2017. The training facility, recruitment and registration of attendees, and other logistics will be provided by Commerce. Both individuals and organizations are eligible to respond to this bid. “Quick Calls” are a procurement tool used by the State of Minnesota for contracts between $5,000-$25,000. The curriculum is currently being developed by a weatherization training agency. Proposals due: Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 11:59 p.m. CST.
National Historical Preservation Act Section 106 reviews
Commerce seeks proposals from organizations or individuals to perform National Historical Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 reviews for applicants of Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grants (EECBG), the State Energy Program (SEP), and the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). The selected responder will work under control of SEO, pursuant to an agreement between the Grantee and the Minnesota Department of Commerce, consistent with the State of Minnesota grant contracting requirements and the programmatic agreement between the United States Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce, and the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office Regarding EECBG, SEP and WAP Undertakings. Each of the proposed projects requires review under Section 106 of the NHPA, 16 1.S.C 47 of NHPA, and the implementing regulations at 36 CFR part 800.
To be considered eligible for this RFP, respondents must meet the professional qualifications and experience requirements set forth in the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards for Historic Preservation, as published in the Code of Federal Regulations, 36 CFR Appendix A to Part 61 (a) - History or (c) – Architectural History (see RFP for complete details). Proposals due: Monday, March 6, 2017, 11:59 p.m. CST.
The full RFPs and forms are available at http://mn.gov/commerce/industries/rfp//.