The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) is seeking subcontractors to provide technical assistance and act as “Regional Navigators” for Buildings UP teams. A Sources Sought Notice (SSN) has been publicly posted here

As described in the SSN, if you are interested we encourage you to fill out the SSN Microsoft form by February 9, 2023. Only organizations that fill out the form are eligible to receive a formal Request for Proposal (RFP).

The Buildings Upgrade Prize is seeking Technical Assistance Providers and Regional Navigators to support the program areas such as:

  • Project financing
  • Project aggregation and customer acquisition
  • Equipment ownership structures
  • Soft cost reduction
  • Workforce training
  • Contractor development
  • Alignment with affordable housing constraints
  • Communications
  • Community engagement
  • Project delivery

Subcontracted technical assistance providers and Regional Navigators will be ineligible to participate on Buildings UP teams, but as filling out the SSN form is only a preliminary step that expresses interest, we encourage you to fill it out even if you are uncertain of your ultimate plan to join a competing team, or to be a technical assistance provider or Regional Navigator. If you are selected through the RFP process but have decided to compete on a Buildings UP team, you may withdraw from the RFP process at any point prior to the contract acceptance deadline.

We hope you consider responding to this SSN!