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Request for Proposals: Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance Evaluation

Posted March 25, 2016

The City of Burlington’s Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO) seeks
the services of qualified consultants to conduct an assessment of the current
Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) Ordinance and to evaluate its impact on the provision of
housing opportunities for all Vermont’s citizens, particularly low-to moderateincome
households. This analysis should examine whether inclusionary zoning has
led to inclusion and the creation of economically integrated communities that allow
households of modest means access to a range of opportunities, the underlying
principles of the ordinance. Based on findings, if applicable, recommendations
should be made on how to render the ordinance a more effective tool.

To read more, click here for the full RFP. All questions pertaining to the RFP must be submitted to Gillian Nanton by email ( by noon on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016. All answers to any questions received by the above date and time will be emailed to the qualified consultants who received the RFP by Friday, April 1st, 2016. Consultants shall prepare a proposal and budget and send it via email to Gillian Nanton by 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016. To read more about Burlington’s current Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance, click here.


RFP Vermont Community Energy Partnership Grant Program

Posted April 14, 2015

Efficiency Vermont and Burlington Electric Department are soliciting proposals from nonprofit organizations to receive grants that will enable them to help low-income Vermonters reduce their energy bills. Under the Vermont Community Energy Partnership Grant Program, non-profit organizations that have on-going relationships with low-income Vermonters are encouraged to submit applications for projects that will help low-income Vermonters: (1) achieve energy savings through the distribution of and/or direct installation of energy efficient products; (2) identify energy-saving opportunities in low income households; and (3) increase their energy awareness.

Responses to this RFP must be delivered electronically to VEIC by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 15, 2015. VEIC will not accept responses submitted after 5:00 p.m. EDT on that date. Please submit your response electronically via e-mail to: with RFP Submittal for Vermont Community Energy Partnership Grant Program in the subject line.

VEIC will respond to individual questions regarding this RFP only as follows: VEIC will receive questions regarding requirements and scope of work up to 5:00 p.m. EDT Monday, April 20, 2015, via e-mail only, to with Vermont Community Energy Partnership Grant Program in the subject line.

Please find the link to the Request-for-Proposal on the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation’s website at: This program is a partnership between Efficiency Vermont, Burlington Electric, and grant recipients. Efficiency Vermont and Burlington Electric will provide financial assistance, training, and materials as appropriate, whereas the selected grantees will implement the program for their constituents. Efficiency Vermont and Burlington Electric expect to award between 5-10 proposals in the range of $10,000 – $30,000.

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