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Puerto Rico Program Director

The Solar Foundation is seeking an experienced professional to achieve ambitious goals to support increased Puerto Rican solar energy deployment. The director will lead a multi-disciplinary effort focusing on solar business finance, workforce development, and microgrid deployment. In consultation with the Senior Director, the Program Director will assume responsibility for all aspects of the program, including executing, monitoring, and controlling program activities, outcomes, and budgets. This position will be based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Read the full position description here.

Puerto Rico Program Manager

The Solar Foundation (TSF) is seeking an experienced professional to help achieve ambitious goals to support increased Puerto Rican solar energy deployment. They will focus on solar business finance, workforce development, and microgrid deployment. In consultation with the Program Director, the Program Manager supports all aspects of the program including planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling program activities. This position will be based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

Read the full position description here.

Request for Proposals: SolSmart Program Evaluation

The Solar Foundation is soliciting proposals to evaluate the real-world outcomes and effectiveness of the SolSmart program. The evaluation should include both quantitative and qualitative approaches to evaluate the SolSmart program and inform improvements for program design. The SolSmart program aims to assist local governments across the U.S. to cut red tape and reduce the barriers to solar within their communities.

Read the full RFP here. Completed proposals must be received no later than noon EST on October 18, 2019.

RFP Frequently Asked Questions

Below are questions that have been received regarding the SolSmart Program Evaluation RFP. These will be updated until October 17 at noon eastern time, after which no more questions will be answered. Questions can be sent to Theresa Perry at The Solar Foundation at tperry@solarfound.org.

Submissions must be received by Noon eastern time on October 18. Please email responses to Theresa Perry at tperry@solarfound.org.

Question: How long should the submission be? How much detail should be provided?

Answer:

Graphics, images, tables, charts and graphs are welcome in the proposal, but will be counted toward the page limit, not in addition to.

Question: Are there any formatting requirements?

Answer:
Spacing: Single-spaced
Margins: 1-inch margins
Typeface: Calibri 11 pt
Header to include: “Proposal – SolSmart Program Evaluation,” organization/team name and contact person’s name, phone and email.
Footer to include: page number on bottom right.

Question: Does The Solar Foundation limit the amount of indirect costs that an applicant can charge?

Answer:

There is not a published limit on indirect costs.

Question: Can one application be divided into multiple contracts if it gets awarded?

Answer:

Yes, we could award multiple contracts as part of one award package.

Question: For interviewing/surveying government officials about SolSmart, can we expect TSF to distribute the survey? Or would we need to budget for that (i.e. to pay TSF to do it)?

Answer:

The Solar Foundation cannot send the survey because it would invalidate the notion of an independent 3rd party evaluation.  As such, it should be part of your budget.  We would be willing to create an introduction letter to the survey recipients to explain the nature of the survey.

Question: Where in the submission should terms and conditions and pricing be included?  Does it count against the page limit?

Answer:

A summary budget and terms and conditions page may be added to the submission as the respondent sees fit.  If creating such a page, please add 1 page to the length limit.

Question: Would TSF be willing to push back the project start date one month?

Answer:

We are wed to the calendar we have listed. We are aware that it is a very aggressive schedule, but need the results by a particular timeframe. Please note the option in the RFP that states:

“Consideration of more than one proposal may be made if applicants choose to submit a more focused analysis with a lower budget, provided the total cost remains below the maximum budget.”

 

The Solar Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond individually to every single applicant. If you have not heard back from us within a month, we are likely moving forward with other candidates. We thank you for your interest.