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Ava’s mission is to reinvest profits directly into East Bay and Valley communities creating local green energy jobs and clean power projects. We do this in several ways, including contracting with local businesses, independent contractors, and community-based organizations to plan, implement and execute a variety of programs in our service area.

In addition, Ava periodically purchases wholesale electric energy and capacity from generators and suppliers, including local renewable and carbon-free energy.

Solicitations for these services and more will be posted to this page—check back often!

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Current Solicitations

Community Organizing and Capacity Building for Resilience Hubs Community Innovation Grant (2024-2027)

Ava Community Energy is seeking proposals from qualified organizations for a Community Organizing and Capacity Building for Resilience Hubs Grant. This initiative aims to enhance local energy resilience and sustainability by identifying and developing a catalog of potential community-owned resilience hub sites within Ava’s service Area through community outreach, education, and research efforts. The grant, totaling up to $300,000 over three years, targets diverse communities and encourages collaboration with local stakeholders. Proposals are due by Friday August 30, 2024, and further details can be found on Ava Energy's website or by contacting Heidy Ramirez, hramirez@avaenergy.org.

Grant Details:

  • Objective: Identify and develop 90-100 community-owned resilience hub sites.
  • Term: Up to $300,000 over three years (2024-2027)
  • Responsibilities:
    • Conduct community research and develop case studies.
    • Engage with communities to define resilience hubs.
    • Identify potential sites and gauge community interest.
    • Assist in developing resilience hub concept plans.
    • Report progress and perceived barriers.

Eligibility:

  • Open to community-focused organizations, including nonprofits, educational institutions, and social service agencies.
  • Priority given to organizations within Ava's service area.
    • Focusing on Equity Priority Communities

Application Process:

  • Informational Webinar Q&A: Thursday, August 1 at 10:00 AM (PST)
    • Zoom meeting details to follow (check back for update)
  • Deadline for Questions: Friday, August 16, 2024 by 5:00 PM
  • Proposals Due: Friday, August 30, 2024 by 6:00 PM
  • Must include a detailed project plan, budget, organizational qualifications, and references.

RFP Details (PDF)

RFP for Community Investment Grant (2024-2027) for Development and Operation of Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations within Ava's Service Area

Ava Community Energy is seeking proposals from qualified organizations for the development and operation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations within Ava’s service area, Alameda and San Joaquin Counties. The grant aims to empower communities by fostering local ownership and innovation in EV infrastructure, promoting sustainability and electric mobility. The selected organization will be responsible for identifying and developing community-based EV charging sites, implementing a sustainable business model for station operation, and promoting clean transportation access. The grant, totaling up to $300,000 over three years, targets diverse communities and encourages collaboration with local stakeholders.

Ava hosted an optional informational Q&A webinar on Thursday, May 30, at 9:00 am PST. The webinar recording can be watched here and the webinar slide deck can be viewed here (PDF).

The deadline to submit questions is June 5, 2024.
June 7, 2024 Update: No additional questions received. All RFP related questions and responses can be found in the webinar video recording, webinar presentation, and the example 3-yr grant budget provided above.

The deadline to submit responses is 6:00 PM on Friday, June 28, 2024.

RFP Details (PDF)

Example of Install Costs and 3-Yr Budget (PDF)

RFP For Ava Community Energy Authority Creative Services including Graphic Design, Photography, Videography, and Exhibit Booth Design & Staffing

Ava Community Energy is seeking proposals from qualified firms or individuals (“Vendor”) to provide a variety of marketing support services including, but not limited to: Graphic Design, Photography, Videography, and Exhibit Booth Design & Staffing. The objective of this solicitation is to identify a pool of on-demand resources (which may be wholly within a firm or include multiple firms) that Ava can utilize as needed. Vendors can submit proposals for one or more sections of this solicitation.

RESPONSE DUE by 5:00pm on May 8, 2024

RFP Details (PDF)
Q&A (PDF)

Prior Solicitations

To view prior solicitations, please visit Ava's Solicitations Archive.