The City of Santa Clara’s Electric Department, doing business as Silicon Valley Power (SVP or City), seeks third party services to administer, manage and implement ways to reduce energy use and costs in the City under the Business Public Benefit Program Services offered to SVP’s customers in the City of Santa Clara. SVP wishes to enhance its programs to achieve more kilowatt hours in savings. This Request for Proposal (RFP) is meant to enhance the effectiveness of SVP’s existing programs in order to achieve these savings. Additionally, SVP seeks to continuously improve customer satisfaction with SVP’s programs and services.
SVP is initiating this process with a desire to fully leverage the capabilities, knowledge and experience of the Respondent (Third Party Provider) to bring in best of breed solutions and resources and help SVP better serve internal customers and businesses, as well as help reduce the City’s energy consumption.
While SVP may have provided details about a suggested operating model and pricing approach, SVP seeks creative solutions from the Respondent. If an alternate operating model and pricing approach is proposed, the Respondent should clearly indicate all details about the proposed solution and highlight the added benefits that the City will receive compared to the SVP suggested approach.
It should be noted that SVP has made every effort to provide details of the requirements and the Respondent selection process. However, it is likely that certain information provided might not be accurate and SVP is cognizant of the fact that the Respondent may have to make certain assumptions to build the solution and pricing in response to this RFP. Respondents should ensure that all such assumptions are listed in the proposal.
All proposals must be submitted by 4:00 PM PST on December 22, 2016.