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PowerDirect
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
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Posted On:  13 Apr 2022
Open for bidding on:  13 Apr 2022
Response Deadline:  13 May 2022 5:00 PM PDT
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Opportunity Amount: $1M to $5M USD
Contract Length: 36 months
Response Deadline: 13 May 2022 5:00 PM PDT
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Award Date: 1 Oct 2022
Posting ID: 12798568(Doc3450740068)
Posting Type: Request for Information
Public Posting: http://discovery.ariba.com/rfx/12798568
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  • Energy conservation programs
  • Energy use reduction measures
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Posting Summary
*DOCUMENTS TO BE MADE AVAILABLE 4/18 @ 8 AM*


A.    SMUD Background:  SMUD began serving electricity to Sacramento in 1946 and is now the nation’s sixth-largest community-owned electric utility. SMUD provides reliable, affordable electricity to approximately 566,000 residential accounts and 67,000 commercial/industrial accounts. SMUD employs over 2,000 people and is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors elected by SMUD’s customer-owners. SMUD is recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative energy efficiency programs and renewable power technologies. SMUD was the first large California utility to receive more than 20 percent of its energy from renewable resources, and recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies, and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment   
In June 2020, SMUD’s Board of Directors adopted a climate emergency declaration that commits to working toward an ambitious goal of delivering carbon neutral electricity by 2030. The declaration recognizes the immediate risks to our community and demands bold action to achieve results. This resolution commits SMUD to finding carbon reductions in the quickest way possible and investing in our most vulnerable communities. The resolution also indicates a strong commitment to finding additional opportunities to accelerate decarbonization.  PowerDirect® is a demand response initiative for load flexibility to offset the need of fossil fuels  
B.     Program Overview. PowerDirect® is an automated demand response (ADR) program for SMUD commercial and industrial customers. To respond to this RFP we expect prospective proposers to review the program description and Procedures Manual in detail available on our website at: https://www.smud.org/en/Business-Solutions-and-Rebates/PowerDirect-Technology.  
SMUD relies on a technical services provider for PowerDirect implementation. The current technical services contract is reaching its term limit.  SMUD is seeking a qualified firm to administer the PowerDirect program for new enrollments and assist in the maintenance of customers who are already enrolled.  To better align with the strengths of the implementer, SMUD is also interested in alternative processes, or enhancements to the program that may be needed to achieve the goals.

Questions & Answers
Hello Prime Contracting Bidders,

My name is Martin Vu, and I am the owner of RMS Energy Consulting, LLC (RMS). RMS is interested in becoming a subcontractor on this RFP opportunity. RMS is a certified Micro Business (MB) with the California Department of General Services (1753283), a certified Minority Business Entity (MBE) with the Supplier Clearinghouse (13020139), and a certified Diverse Business Entity (DBE) with the California Unified Certification Program (20366866).

RMS specializes in providing a full range of technical energy engineering and program management services with the relentless commitment in assisting our clients achieve an economically and environmentally sustainable energy future. Our services include performing demand response (DR) energy audits and technical review, conducting DR emerging technologies and lab and field assessments, supporting water efficiency strategies, and contributing to the adoption of new codes and standards through utility CASE studies. Our ongoing mission is to bridge the gap between regulatory and compliance mandates with customer satisfaction goals in the most cost-efficient way. For over eighteen years, members of the RMS team have been providing high-quality and cost effective technical energy services to regulators, local governments, utilities, and its customers.

If you are interested in bringing on a talented subcontracting team that can provide the technical support for this opportunity, please reach out to me at the contact info below. I look forward to connecting with you soon.

RMS Energy Consulting Contact: Martin Vu
Email: xxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx
Phone: 818-939-4159
by Seller·2 months ago
Sorry my email address didn't show up. Here it is the email address:   xxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx
by Seller·2 months ago
Martin's email xxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx
by Sacramento Municipal Utility District·2 months ago
mvu @ rmsenergyconsulting.com
by Sacramento Municipal Utility District·2 months ago