The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit full service weatherization contractors to be determined qualified and selected to be on the Community Action of Allegan County (CAAC) Weatherization Program Roster serving Allegan County. A full-service weatherization contractor is a contractor possessing a State of Michigan Residential Builder’s or Maintenance and Alteration License or HEP certification that also meets all minimum qualifications set forth in this RFP.
Selected contractors will be placed on a Roster to be awarded weatherization jobs on a per job cost basis. Program staff will offer projects to contractors on the Roster in fashion to equitably distribute available work among contractors. Contractors must be willing to provide services in the entire Allegan County service area.
All work is to be performed according to the standards set forth by the United States Department of Energy, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, CAAC, the Technical Weatherization Policy Manual & Standards (TWP), the Retrofitting Michigan: Standard Work Specifications Field Guide, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory Standard Work Specifications (SWS), and all applicable federal, state, county, and local standards and specifications. All weatherization retrofit installers and crew leaders must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Job Task Analysis (JTAs).
Private contractors will be responsible to supply labor and material in completing all units. The contractors will have the responsibility to complete these units in a timely manner and in compliance with all applicable federal, state, county, and local standards and specifications. Private contractors that are selected for the Roster are not eligible to serve as a Quality Control Inspector (“QCI”) /Auditor for CAAC.
The Contractor will not subcontract the weatherization installation work other than specialty trades (i.e. HVAC, plumber, and electrician). CAAC reserves the right to approve or disapprove any Contractor/Subcontractor relationship. All subcontractors used by the Contractor are bound by the same requirements, standards, licensing, insurance coverage, and all other provisions included herein that govern the Contractor. The Contractor must verify that each subcontractor meets the contractor criteria contained herein. The Contractor is responsible for the performance of any subcontractors who are held to the same standard of quality performance as the Contractor.