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Electric School and Transit Bus Pilot Program Request for Qualifications Request Date: 7/5/2019 4:45:03 PM
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Closing Date: 8/16/2019 5:00 PM
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Est. Dollar Value: $0.00
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128 Lakeside Avenue

BurlingtonVT 05401

Bid Type:
Request For Qualifications


Educational Equipment and Supplies, Electrical Equipment and Supplies, Education Services, Transportation Services, Transportation Planning

Bid Description:
VEIC, under contract with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), is seeking qualifications from prospective Project Partners for an electric school and transit bus pilot program, funded by the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust (EMT). The pilot will evaluate the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of electric school and transit bus operation in the state over a two-year period. In this pilot program, the EMT funds will be used to pay for the incremental cost of electric buses (i.e. the costs above the price of a new conventional bus), as well as the required charging equipment and installations costs. Project Partners will deploy the electric buses in their regular transportation service and commit to fully scrapping each diesel-powered bus replaced. Project Partners may include supervisory unions, school districts, schools or transit providers. VEIC is interested in working with at least two school entities and one transit provider that will each replace no fewer than two diesel-powered buses with electric buses. This RFQ is intended to determine basic eligibility and level of commitment; successful applicants will be invited to respond to a subsequent Request for Proposals (RFP). Interested candidates should respond to the questions in the appropriate attached RFQ. Supervisory unions, school districts, and schools should use the "SCHOOL" document, transit providers should use the "TRANSIT" document. Download the FAQ document for more information about the program.

Special Instructions:
All responses must be submitted electronically to Kate Cahalane at by August 16, 2019 at 5pm. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Kate Cahalane at or 802-540-7814 or Cara Robechek at or 802-552-8674.
Contact Information:
     Kate Cahalane
Phone: (802) 540-7814
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