Request for Proposals

EV Community Listening Sessions

This Request for Proposals is issued to contract with Community Based and Nonprofit Organizations (CBOs) to achieve understanding and development of the Plug-in Electrical Vehicle (PEV) market within Disadvantaged Communities (DACs) in Missouri and Kansas through community listening sessions.

Community listening sessions are expected to identify and improve or address the following concerns:

  • community level understanding of PEVs and charging stations
  • key challenges in siting and installing charging stations for the community
  • other key community considerations
  • key partners and site owners who may be interested in installing charging stations

Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. This goal will be achieved when everyone enjoys the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards, and equal access to the decision-making process to have a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work.

  • RFP Issue Date
  • Pre-Proposal Webinar
  • RFP Questions Deadline
  • RFP Submission Deadline
  • Expected Date for MEC Selection Notification
  • Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations
  • 12/15/2022
  • 1/12/2023 1:00 PM CT
  • 2/7/2023
  • 2/16/2023 2:00 PM CT
  • 2/23/2023
  • March 2023

Request for Proposals

MEC RFP guidance document (click to download PDF)

Budget Form (click to download Excel file)

Attachment A OUTLINE for Proposal Narrative (click to download Word doc)

{Link Corrected} Attachment B EXAMPLE Detailed Work Plan (click to download Word doc)

Pre-Proposal Webinar and Information

A Pre-Proposal webinar was held on Thursday, January 12. During the meeting, MEC staff conducted a walk-through of the RFP and required proposal documents. The meeting recording is available at the link below. Also available are the presentation slides from the meeting, which have been modified to correct misleading information presented in slides 49-51. See Q & A for explanation.

Pre-Proposal webinar recording (click to view recording on GoToWebinar)

Presentation slides, with slides 49-51 updated (click to download PDF)

Application Assistance

If you require assistance with your proposal, contact Jeff Soltis. Jeff S. will not be involved in evaluating proposals. Any questions he receives that could provide clarity or benefit other applicants will be responded to via the Questions and Answers section below.

Questions and Answers

Applicants are also encouraged to submit questions in writing to Jeff Windsor. Questions will be accepted until February 7, 2023. MEC will respond to all questions publicly via this FAQ. Emails should use the subject line: “Query for DOE RFP”.

Q1. Is there an updated RFP available?

A1. No. The RFP is accurate and up to date. However, the presentation slides used during the pre-proposal meeting contained misleading information. Those slides (49-51) have been corrected and are provided for download at a link above (see section Pre-Proposal Webinar and Information).

Q2. Do you have examples of proposals for this?

A2. No. However, Attachments A and B of the RFP gives an outline of what we are looking for in your proposal submission. If you need assistance with your proposal, you may contact Jeff Soltis. Attachments A and B will be added to the RFP webpage as standalone proposal resources.

Source of Funds / More Information

This program is funded under the project titled Electric Vehicles in Underserved Markets, award number DE-EE0009863, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy. The EVUM Small Grants Program leverages investments by industry and municipal agencies to put to work the emerging and mature electric vehicle charging technology within a broad and equitable market in Kansas and Missouri.