Request For Qualifications (RFQ): NYSERDA

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NYSERDA Energy Equity Collaborative Implementation Services

Company Background

ILLUME Advising, LLC (hereinafter referred to as “ILLUME”) is a wholly woman-owned research and strategy consultancy specializing in the human dimensions of energy industry transformations. ILLUME operates nationwide, having served more than 50 regional and state agencies, public and investor-owned utilities, and the federal government in advancing, re-envisioning, and equitably transforming the energy industry toward cleaner programs and services.

RFQ Background

NYSERDA is contracting with ILLUME, an Implementation Services Contractor, to provide implementation and program support to NYSERDA for the Energy Equity Collaborative (EEC) initiative. ILLUME seeks support from qualified subcontractors based in New York State to provide facilitation support for working groups, contribute to community engagement plan development, and provide event support for the annual public network meeting.

Status: OPEN

Response Deadline: January 24, 2024

RFQ Schedule

This RFQ will be launched on January 5, 2024. Responses will be accepted until January 24, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. EST. It is the sole responsibility of the responding firms to ensure their submission is received by email to on or before the due date and time.

Schedule of Events

Dates are subject to change at ILLUME’s discretion.

RFQ IssuedJanuary 5, 2024
Response to RFQ Deadline – 5 p.m. ESTJanuary 24, 2024
Submitting vendors will be notified of next steps after ILLUME has reviewed responses.No later than February 2, 2024


We will accept questions until the due date (January 24, 2024). Questions should be emailed to We will respond to questions within two business days.

General Instructions

Responding firms will need to meet NYSERDA terms and conditions if selected.

Participants should respond with the information listed in the three sections and supplier questionnaire listed below with a maximum number of 10 pages in total. Note that this page limit excludes the budget template.