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October 6, 1999

The City of Seattle, Seattle City Light Department ("SCL"), requests qualifications from qualified consulting firms for On-Call Energy Management Consulting Services for SCL's Energy Management Services Division.

The range of consulting services required by the contract may include any of the services listed below. The scope, cost, and timing of the specific assignment will be defined in detail in an "Authorization for Professional Service," which is referenced in the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) as Appendix A, for each assignment issued after a contract has been executed. The City intends to award a contract for each area of expertise as follows:

  • Energy Management Technical Expertise
  • Energy Management Field Services
  • Energy Management Program Support

Minimum Qualifications:
Respondents should be experienced in providing Commercial and Industrial technical, field, and/or program support functions, and have or be willing to establish a local office within the Seattle metropolitan area for delivery of services.

The term of the contract shall extend from the date of execution by the Superintendent of Seattle City Light, or designee, through December 2000. The final scope of work and level of effort will be determined through contract negotiations and implemented by specific task orders. The amount of compensation will be determined at the time of contract negotiations, and will be conditioned upon satisfactory performance, continued appropriation authority, and a determination by SCL to proceed. The contract may be extended for up to four additional years in one-year increments.

SCL's current budget allocation for all three services listed in the RFQ is approximately $600,000 for 1999. The City may at its' option, amend the contract(s) for additional time, funding, and scope subject to continued appropriation authority of the Seattle City Council.

SCL will work with the prospective consultant to identify a budget and not-to-exceed amounts for each task before it is assigned.

Copies of the Request for Qualifications and any other additional information may be obtained from Rick Jacobson, telephone number (206) 684-3864, or Barbara Shahid, telephone number (206) 684-3813. Qualifications must be delivered by 5:00pm on Friday, October 29, 1999, to the address below:

The City of Seattle, Seattle City Light Department
Re: On-Call Energy Management Consulting Services
700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3004
Seattle, WA 98104-5031
Attention: Ginny Habib

The City's proposed schedule is as follows:

Activity Date
Request for Qualifications Issued 10/7/99
Pre-Qualification Conference
- Key Tower Rm. 3613
Last day for Clarification 10/20/99
Addendum Issued 10/22/99
Qualifications Due 10/29/99
Select finalists 11/3/99
* Interview finalists 11/10/99 - 11/12/99
* Apparent Consultant selected 11/17/99
* Contract negotiations initiated 11/17/99
* Contract negotiations completed 11/26/99
* Finalize contract 11/26/99
* These dates are for planning purposes only and may be altered.

The contract that is awarded as a result of this RFQ will be awarded in a manner that will comply with all applicable laws of the United States, State of Washington, the City Charter, and Ordinances of the City of Seattle.


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