The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs is issuing a Request for Quotes for a vendor team to facilitate the development of “ResilientMass Metrics,” a statewide climate resilience metrics framework and corresponding metrics building on the 2022 MA Climate Assessment and 2023 ResilientMass Plan to clearly articulate top-level statewide resilience goals, and to assess progress in Massachusetts state and local climate resilience initiatives in advancing environmental, social, physical, and economic resilience to climate change. Areas of focus include climate and health, coastal resilience, extreme weather, natural & working lands, and more.
Environmental justice and equity should be centered throughout the development of the metrics framework, which will include a stakeholder engagement process. EEA has instructed prospective bidders to partner with diverse service providers including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), Women Business Enterprises (WBEs), Minority and Women Nonprofit Organizations (M/WNPOs), Veteran Business Enterprises (VBEs), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprises (SDVOBEs), Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (DOBEs), and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs). Partners can also include institutions of higher education, nonprofits, and other entities.
The RFQ was posted on November 3, 2023, on COMMBUYS with amendments made on November 7. See attached for the final RFQ. Eligible primary respondents are on statewide contract PRF76; these businesses may partner with entities that are not on the statewide contract. A bidders’ conference will be held on November 13, 2023, from 10-11am ET, at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SvD0X0huTwSvDy7eA0m2uw and bids are due by December 8, 2023. This will be an opportunity for interested parties to ask questions and connect with each other. Please join if interested, and please circulate with your networks.