We will evaluate applications according to the criteria described below. Each item carries a different weight in the application, described below.
- Community impact and equity. We must invest at least half of the Climate Protection Fund in community projects that advance equity and social and racial justice. We will evaluate the extent to which your project advances these goals.
- Cost-effectiveness. We will evaluate your ability to leverage other funding sources for your project. This helps to minimize the required support from the Climate Protection Fund.
- Clean energy education and career exposure. This program requires outdoor learning spaces to expose students to material about clean energy. This can include curriculum, lessons, and/or career exploration activities. We will evaluate your plan to include this educational component in the project.
- Greenhouse gas reduction assessment. We will prepare a GHG assessment using the data that you submit, as described in the application. We will evaluate the project based on how much it will reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the host site.
- Teaming plan and workforce standards. Please describe your team and qualifications. Please call out any women and minority-owned businesses that are part of your team. We will also evaluate how your team demonstrates high-road labor standards such as:
- Providing on-the-job training opportunities and a workforce from certification or apprenticeship programs
- Providing benefits such as health care, retirement, and wage standards
- Using best value/responsible contracting
- Having regional targeted and local hire requirements
|Community impact and equity
|Clean energy education and career exposure
|Greenhouse gas reduction assessment
|Teaming plan and workforce standards
The city may request an interview as part of the evaluation process. Any interviews will take place after an initial review of submitted applications.
The city reserves the right to negotiate the total contract amount. It may award all, some, or none of the requested award. The city is not liable for any costs or expenses arising out of preparation of this application and if selected, may not include any of these costs or expenses as part of its fee, rates, or charges for performing work under the Contract.
We encourage you to use small, minority, and women-owned businesses on your project team. We hope you consider hiring independent contractors, when needed, who identify as:
- People of color
- Indigenous people
- People with disabilities
- People whose household income is below the area median