What Is E Source Energy RFP?

Energy RFP is a searchable, interactive database that catalogs hundreds of current and archived RFPs, RFIs, and RFQs issued by utilities and regional energy-efficiency organizations. Whether you’re a utility looking for examples of RFPs to guide your own RFP development, or you’re a DSM program implementer or evaluator looking for open RFPs to bid on, this tool is for you.

Energy RFP enables you to save relevant requisitions and quickly revisit ones that you’ve recently viewed. In some cases, you can even learn which vendors won closed RFPs. Whether you’re trying to get your RFPs in front of vendors, you’re looking for new business opportunities, or you want to identify trends and best practices in utility and energy RFP creation, Energy RFP can help make your job easier.

Some of the specific requisition categories include:

  • DSM program or portfolio implementation
  • DSM program or portfolio evaluation
  • DSM potential or technical studies
  • Market characterization studies
  • Market research studies
  • Marketing services
  • Training and education
  • Call center services
  • Research and development
  • Technology systems
  • Database or web development and maintenance

Where Do I Start?

Just enter keywords relating to your question in the Search field, then either click the magnifying glass icon or press Enter on your keyboard to obtain relevant Energy RFP search results. You can also click the “Browse All” button to see a list of all requisitions. Once you have a list of search results, you can filter by topical area, refine results by adding terms to the Search field in the middle of the page, or delete your keywords and try again.

We recommend that you use quotation marks around multiple-word search terms (such as “strategic energy management”) to get the most relevant search results.

However you search, your results will be sorted by their relevance to your keywords, and your keywords will appear, highlighted, in a sample of the text that contains them.

Once you’ve found a requisition you’re interested in, click the requisition name to see a summary and links to the original documents. You can save requisitions that are particularly helpful by clicking the Save star, either on the search results page or on the requisition page itself. Those saved requisitions can be found in the Saved box at the top of the right-hand column on any requisition page. You can also go back to any of the five requisitions you’ve opened most recently by clicking links in the Recently Viewed box.

What If I Can’t Find What I Need?

If you don’t find the type of requisition you’re looking for in Energy RFP, you can always ask us directly. E Source members can e-mail us or call us at 1-800-ESOURCE (1-800-376-8723) Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MT.