Request For Proposals

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Central Coast Community Energy works with various vendors to accomplish our mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build a cleaner, more reliable grid, reinvest into our community, and provide rebates and incentives to electrify your transportation, home, or workplace. 3CE invites you to review current and past Requests for Proposals below.

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Awareness Marketing Campaign

Due by March 03, 2023 by 11:59 PM (PST)

Questions Due: January 19, 2023

Central Coast Community Energy ( CCCE) seeks to implement an advertising campaign that increases public awareness of its brand, mission, and the benefits of CCCE service; to increase customer engagement, increase customer participation in CCCE Energy Programs, and to demonstrate the progress that CCCE together with its customers has made toward agency goals: reducing emissions, contributing to a cleaner and more reliable grid, keeping rates affordable and fair, and reinvesting in the communities served. Increasing traffic to website, growing social network, and increasing public participation in publicly held board meetings are also desired. CCCE is seeking qualified, regional advertising firms to submit proposals for an awareness-oriented marketing campaign, based on this Request for Proposals (RFP). Central Coast Community Energy desires, whenever possible, to contract with qualified small and local vendors to provide goods and services to the agency. The goal of this project is to raise awareness as noted by designing an advertising campaign that drives a clear brand message, and by creating all related advertising assets to be activated across all relevant advertising mediums. And ultimately, to stand CCCE up as a valuable community resource. Additionally, this work will translate to updating CCCE informational print and digital collateral as noted in scope.

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3CE 2023 Renewable Energy & Standalone Storage Projects RFP

Due by March 01, 2023 by 5:00 PM (PST)

Questions Due: February 24, 2023

Central Coast Community Energy (3CE) through this 2023 Request for Proposals for Renewable Energy and Standalone Storage Project (“RFP”) intends to make progress towards meeting their respective goals related to Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), greenhouse gas emission reductions and reliability requirements by contracting with new or existing Renewable Energy projects, including California Energy Commission (CEC) eligible Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) resources and standalone storage with a minimum generation capacity of 20MW. The objective is for deliveries to start no later than December 31, 2028, for a minimum term of ten (10) years and a maximum term of twenty (20) years.

Timeline:

Activity Scheduled Date
Issuance of RFP February 1, 2023
Deadline to submit questions February 24th at 5:00 PM PPT
Deadline to submit proposals March 1st at 5:00 PM PPT
Notification of final shortlisted Respondents (Tentative) April 3, 2023
Execute Exclusivity Agreement End April, 2023
PPA negotiations April-May, 2023
Target contract execution August, 2023

 

Documents: 

  1. 3CE RFP Protocol
  2. Appendix A: Offer Form
  3. Appendix B: Executive Summary
  4. Appendix C: Terms Sheets
    1. Appendix C-1: Term Sheet: Renewable Energy + Storage
    2. Appendix C-2: Term Sheet: Renewable Energy
    3. Appendix C-3: Term Sheet: Standalone Storage

Responses to Questions

Video Production Services

Due by February 10, 2023 by 11:59 PM (PST)

Questions Due: February 03, 2023

To support 3CE’s Energy Programs and the agency as a whole, 3CE needs promotional videos that contribute to achieving two primary goals:

  1. Promoting awareness of, and participation in, three current Energy Programs:
  • Electrify Your Ride
  • Electrify Your Home
  • Ag Electrification; and
  1. Promoting general public awareness of the agency and its mission
  • Directly support a pending awareness advertising campaign slated for June through September 2023

Supporting Documents:

Energy-Specialized Recruitment Services

Due by September 08, 2022 by 5:00 PM (PST)

Questions Due: September 04, 2022

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Important Dates:

Issue Date: September 06, 2022

Deadline to Submit Proposal: September 08, 2022 by 5:00 PM (PST)

Deadline for Written Questions September 04, 2022

Anticipated date CCCE will notify awardee September 08, 2022

Legal Counsel

Due by June 17, 2022 by 5:00 PM (PST)

Central Coast Community Energy, hereinafter referred to as CCCE, is soliciting proposals from a qualified organization(s), hereinafter referred to as “CONTRACTOR(S),” to provide bond, tax, disclosure, and prepay counsel services to CCCE for an energy prepayment transaction.
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Important Dates:

Issue Date: June 13, 2022

Deadline to Submit Proposal: June 17, 2022 by 5:00 PM (PST)

Anticipated date CCCE will notify awardee June 22, 2022

Request for Information: Energy Prepay Transaction Investment Banking Partners

Due by June 03, 2022 by 5:00 PM (PST)

Central Coast Community Energy, hereinafter referred to as CCCE, is soliciting responses from a qualified organization(s) or team of organizations, hereinafter referred to as “CONTRACTOR(S),” to provide information to support CCCE’s evaluation of investment banking partners for energy prepay transactions. The purpose of this RFI is to request information from qualified investment banks and their partners/teams who can support CCCE’s energy prepay transactions CCCE may use the information gathered in this RFI to evaluate potential partners for interviews.

This schedule is subject to change as necessary.

Supporting Documents:
Important Dates:

Issue Date: May 26, 2022

Deadline to Submit Proposal: June 03, 2022 by 5:00 PM (PST)

Possible in-person interviews June 06, 2022

ERP Consultant

Due by May 24, 2022 by 5:00 PM (PST)

Questions Due: May 11, 2022

Central Coast Community Energy is soliciting proposals from a qualified organization(s), hereinafter referred to as “CONTRACTOR(S),” to provide advisory services to support CCCE’s evaluation of Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”) systems. CCCE is exploring licensing and deploying an ERP system that would address the following functions: General Ledger, Budget, AP, Procurement/Contracts, Treasury & Cash Management, Capital Assets; and Expense rep.

Supporting Documents:
Important Dates:

Issue Date: May 11, 2022

Deadline to Submit Proposal: May 24, 2022 by 5:00 PM (PST)

Deadline for Written Questions May 11, 2022

CCCE provides responses to questions on CCCE’s website May 18, 2022

Possible in-person interviews of top scoring proposals May 26, 2022

Anticipated date CCCE will notify awardee May 27, 2022

Financial and Billing Data Platform

Due by May 20, 2022 by 5:00 PM (PST)

Questions Due: May 11, 2022

Central Coast Community Energy is soliciting proposals from a qualified organization(s), hereinafter referred to as “CONTRACTOR(S),” to provide technical solutions and services to support CCCE’s Financial & Billing Data Platform. CCCE is addressing two key strategic initiatives with this RFP: (1) Develop a new cloud-based financial and billing data warehouse that includes all data provided by the IOUs, across channels. The solution should include automated updates, automated reports, customizable dashboards, tools for customer financial analysis, connectivity with end-user platforms such as Tableau, and the ability to incorporate broader customer data over time. (2) Develop a feasibility analysis, cost/benefit study, and granular roadmap for CCCE to bring Data Manager functions in-house.

Supporting Documents:
Important Dates:

Issue Date: May 05, 2022

Deadline to Submit Proposal: May 20, 2022 by 5:00 PM (PST)

Deadline for Written Questions May 11, 2022

CCCE provides responses to questions on CCCE’s website May 13, 2022

Possible in-person interviews of top scoring proposals May 25, 2022

Anticipated date CCCE will notify awardee May 27, 2022

Investment Management & Liquidity Solutions Services

Due by April 21, 2022 by 5:00 PM (PST)

Questions Due: April 07, 2022

Central Coast Community Energy, hereinafter referred to as CCCE, is soliciting proposals from a qualified organization(s), hereinafter referred to as “CONTRACTOR(S),” to provide investment management services to support CCCE in its management of its cash balances.

Supporting Documents:
Important Dates:

Issue Date: March 29, 2022

Deadline to Submit Proposal: April 21, 2022 by 5:00 PM (PST)

Deadline for Written Questions April 07, 2022

CCCE provides responses to questions on CCCE’s website April 14, 2022

Possible in-person interviews of top scoring proposals April 28, 2022

Anticipated date CCCE will notify awardee May 10, 2022

Energy Trading and Risk Management System (ETRM) Consultant

Due by April 20, 2022 by 5:00 PM (PST)

Questions Due: April 13, 2022

Central Coast Community Energy, hereinafter referred to as CCCE, is soliciting proposals from a qualified organization(s), hereinafter referred to as “CONTRACTOR(S),” to provide technical assistance and consulting services to support CCCE’s potential acquisition of an Energy Trading and Risk Management System (ETRM)

Supporting Documents:
Important Dates:

Issue Date: April 07, 2022

Deadline to Submit Proposal: April 20, 2022 by 5:00 PM (PST)

Deadline for Written Questions April 13, 2022

CCCE provides responses to questions on CCCE’s website April 15, 2022

Possible in-person interviews of top scoring proposals April 27, 2022

Anticipated date CCCE will notify awardee April 29, 2022

Technical Assistance and Implementation Services to Support Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Programs

Due by April 08, 2022 by 11:59 PM (PST)

Questions Due: March 25, 2022

Central Coast Community Energy is soliciting proposals from qualified contractors to provide technical assistance and program management services to support CCCE transportation electrification programs

Supporting Documents:
Important Dates:

Issue Date: March 14, 2022

Deadline to Submit Proposal: April 08, 2022 by 11:59 PM (PST)

Deadline for Written Questions March 25, 2022

CCCE provides responses to questions on CCCE’s website March 30, 2022

Possible in-person interviews of top scoring proposals April 11, 2022

Anticipated date CCCE will notify awardee April 20, 2022

Municipal Financial Consultant

Due by April 08, 2022 by 5:00 PM (PST)

Questions Due: April 05, 2022

Central Coast Community Energy, hereinafter referred to as CCCE, is soliciting proposals from a qualified organization(s), hereinafter referred to as “CONTRACTOR(S),” to provide technical assistance and consulting services to support CCCE in energy prepay transactions and financial and budget initiatives.

Supporting Documents:
Important Dates:

Issue Date: March 29, 2022

Deadline to Submit Proposal: April 08, 2022 by 5:00 PM (PST)

Deadline for Written Questions April 05, 2022

CCCE provides responses to questions on CCCE’s website April 07, 2022

Possible in person interviews of top 2 candidates April 15, 2022

Anticipated date CCCE will notify finalist of selection April 22, 2022