Becoming a Direct Install Contractor
What is Direct Install?
Direct Install is designed as a turn-key equipment replacement program to reduce energy costs of small business customers whose facilities have peak electric demands not exceeding 200 kW. New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program covers 70% of the installed project costs, with the customer being responsible for the remaining cost.
A network of trained contractors have been engaged to perform energy analysis and installation services. Customers installing eligible equipment under the Program receive financial assistance to encourage the early replacement of existing inefficient equipment with high-efficiency alternatives. Systems and equipment eligible for incentives include: lighting, lighting controls, motors, variable frequency drives, refrigeration, HVAC, & HVAC and hot water controls. Additional measure categories may be added in the future.
The Direct Install program is delivered to customers through a network of contractors that install equipment supplied by participating vendors. Both contractors and vendors have been selected through RFP processes outlined below.
What scope of services are performed by program contractors and vendors?
Contractors deliver and market the Direct Install program to customers. They perform energy assessments, and inventory customer’s existing equipment using provided software to identify energy efficiency measures eligible for incentives. Contractors then install measures according to an installation agreement signed by the customer.
Vendors supply specific equipment to the contractors at pre-approved prices established in the contracts.
What types of contractors/vendors perform services?
TRC Energy Services, the C&I Program Manager, has awarded contracts to a network of qualified program contractors as well as vendors through an open, competitive bid Request for Proposal (RFP) process.
- Participating Electrical/Refrigeration/HVAC Contractors perform energy assessments and equipment installation services relating to lighting, refrigeration, and HVAC equipment; and
- Participating Vendors supply lighting and refrigeration equipment to the Participating Contractors for installation.
How do I become a program contractor or vendor?
To become a Direct Install program contractor or vendor, you must be awarded a contract by the C&I Program Manager as a result of the program’s RFP process.
Notice: Direct Install Contractor/Vendor RFP Update
The following milestones have been reached in the recent Direct Install Contractor/Vendor RFP process:
- The period for submitting the Intent to Bid Form and other required Pre-bid Submittal forms closed as of June 1, 2016.
- The period to submit questions regarding the RFP closed as of June 6, 2016.
- Direct Install Contractors and Vendors have been selected for the current contract period.
- The program was relaunched as of September 15, 2016.
Please contact the program manager with any questions about how to participate in the next RFP. firstname.lastname@example.org