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Planning and Execution of a Natural Gas Conservation Potential Study



  Reference Number 344533
  Solicitation Number RFPOEBNGCPS09222015
  Organization Name Ontario Energy Board
  Source ID PV.BD.ON.463551.C74658
  Associated Components Yes


  Published 2015-09-22
  Revised 2015-09-30
  Closing 2015-10-19 03:00 PM Eastern Daylight Saving Time EDT


  Category Energy
  GSINS B1: Environmental Studies
  Region of Delivery Canada
  Region of Opportunity Ontario
  Agreement Type Open Bidding (OB)
  Tender Type Request for Proposal (RFP)
  Estimated Value
  Solicitation Method Open
  Pre-bid Meeting Not Applicable
  Site Visit Not Applicable
  Bid Security Required No

Notice Description

  Planning and Execution of a Natural Gas Conservation Potential Study

The OEB is a self-funded Crown Corporation with a relatively small number of employees, charged with regulating Ontario's natural gas and electricity sectors.

The March 2014 directive to the OEB from the Minister of Energy (Conservation Directive), among other things, requires an achievable potential study for natural gas efficiency in Ontario to be conducted every three years, with the first study to be completed by June 1, 2016 to inform natural gas efficiency planning and programs. The Conservation Directive further stated that the achievable potential study should, as far as is appropriate and reasonable, be coordinated with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). A similar directive was provided to the IESO to conduct an electricity efficiency achievable potential study every three years.

On February 4, 2015 the OEB received a letter from the Minister of Energy requesting that the OEB consider as part of this study how potential Demand-Side Management (DSM) benefits such as carbon reduction and natural gas price suppression may be used to screen prospective DSM programs and inform future budgets.

The objective of this natural gas conservation potential study is to estimate the achievable potential for natural gas efficiency in Ontario from 2015 to 2030 to inform DSM program design and delivery at the mid-term review of the 2015-2020 DSM Framework, and also provide guidance to utilities for DSM program design and delivery beyond 2020. In addition, the results of the study could be a useful input in assessing the role DSM may serve in future distribution infrastructure planning processes at the regional and local levels.

The scope of work for the study includes the planning and execution of an achievable potential study in the Union Gas and Enbridge Gas Distribution franchise areas in accordance with the Conservation Directive. Input and advice for the study will be provided by DSM TWG at key junctures

Full details are provided in the RFP document which is available only through MERX at or 1-800-964-6379, MERX reference number 344533.

Submissions will be received as follows:

Date: October 19, 2015
Time: Before 3:00:00pm (Toronto local time)

Proposals are to be submitted at the following address:

Ontario Energy Board (“OEB”)
2300 Yonge Street, 27th Floor
Toronto, ON M4P 1E4

Attention: Catherine Torrese Benyi, Procurement Specialist

The reception area on the 27th Floor is open from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Toronto local time).


Deadline for Bidders' Questions: September 28, 2015
Deadline for issuing Addenda:     September 30, 2015



Contracting Authority

  Name Catherine Torrese Benyi
  Address 2300 Yonge Street - 27th Floor, P.O. Box 2319

  City Toronto
  State / Province ON
  Country Canada
  Postal Code M4P 1E4
  Phone 416-440-7657
  Fax 416-440-7671
  Website URL

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