Contracting Opportunities

The DCSEU is committed to working with District businesses to help residents and business save money and energy. Throughout each Fiscal Year, which begins October 1 and ends September 30, the DCSEU releases Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Qualifications (RFQs), and Invitations to Bid (ITBs) for contracting opportunities. See below for current opportunities and check back often for updates.

Solar for All Community Renewable Energy Facilities Request for Proposals

VEIC, doing business as the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU), has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking to retain one or more subcontractors to identify, design, install, commission, operate, and maintain fully integrated and operational photovoltaic (PV) systems in the District of Columbia as Community Renewable Energy Facilities (CREFs) in support of DOEE's Solar for All program.

Download the RFP

Additional Documents

Exhibit A - CREF Subcontract 

CREF Penalty Calculator

Submitting your response

Responses must be submitted electronically via the DCSEU Contractor Web Portal at portal.dcseu.com.

In order to submit to the web portal, please request a username by filling out the web form.

CREF RFP info session presentation.

CREF RFP info session recording.

RFP Q&A Document.

Questions about the RFP are due on October 26, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Responses to the RFP are due on November 12, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. EST.

If you have any questions about submitting your response, please call toll-free 202-479-2222.

Solar for All Income-Qualified Single Family Solar PV Request for Proposals

VEIC, doing business as the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU), has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking to retain one or more subcontractors to identify, design, install, commission, operate, and maintain fully integrated and operational photovoltaic (PV) systems on income-qualified single-family homes in the District of Columbia.

Download the RFP

Additional Documents

Exhibit A - Subcontract

Submitting your response

Responses must be submitted electronically via the DCSEU Contractor Web Portal at portal.dcseu.com.

In order to submit to the web portal, please request a username by filling out the web form.

Single-Family RFP info session presentation.

Single-Family RFP info session recording.

RFP Q&A Document.

Questions about the RFP are due on October 26, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Responses to the RFP are due on November 12, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. EST.

If you have any questions about submitting your response, please call toll-free 202-479-2222.

FY 2021 Potential Service Providers

The DCSEU has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking Service Providers to potentially provide the DCSEU with service(s) for one or more of the following functional categories of work during Fiscal Year 2021*:

Download the RFQ

Additional Documents

Submitting your response

Responses must be submitted electronically via the DCSEU Contractor Web Portal at portal.dcseu.com.

In order to submit to the web portal, please request a username by filling out the web form.

Responses will be reviewed on a rolling basis as resources and/or funds are available.

If you have any questions about submitting your response, please call toll-free 202-479-2222. In addition, the financial solvency documents stated in Section VI, must be hand delivered or sent via certified mail, signature required to DC Sustainable Energy Utility, 80 M Street SE, Suite 310, Washington, DC 20003 and received by the DCSEU before a review of the submittal can take place.

*Contracts awarded in FY 2021 through this RFQ do not guarantee work.

Instant Business Rebates Request For Proposals

The DCSEU is seeking lighting distributors to submit proposals to offer reduced price qualified products at the time of purchase through prescribed incentives provided to qualified distributors by the DCSEU.

Download the RFP

Submitting your response

Respondents must follow exactly, and be responsive to, all information requested. It is the respondent's responsibility to provide all specified materials in the required form and format. Interested Service Providers who meet the following criteria listed below must request a Participating Distributor Agreement by emailing proposals@dcseu.com and copying Ashley Counsellor, Program Manager at acounsellor@dcseu.com.

  • Name of business, contact person, and contact information
  • Evidence of CBE (SBE) status, if applicable
  • Licenses
  • Disclosure of any pertinent litigation

Distributors must be:

  1. Manufacturer-authorized to stock and sell Qualifying Equipment for resale to customers located in the District of Columbia; and