Kern Electric Vehicle Ready Communities Program Management Consultant Request For Proposals


Kern Council of Governments (Kern COG) is soliciting proposals to engage a Program Management Consultant to carry out monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual administrative, data collection and analysis, case study and reporting requirements within the Kern EV Ready Communities agreement between Kern COG and the California Energy Commission (CEC).

The intent of this RFP is to retain a consultant to work closely with the Kern COG EV Ready Communities Program Manager to help with reporting and invoice tasks. The successful proposer will work with as many as ten EV Charging Station sub-recipients to help keep station openings on track, visit the stations in-person to document they are operational and listed on the United States Department of Energy Alternative Fuel Data Center Station Locator, create a template for case studies for each site, ensure compliance with CEC grant requirements, support the review of subrecipient reports and invoices. Additionally, the Program Management Consultant will create a data collection template acceptable to the CEC and Kern COG.

Request for Proposals Released October 25, 2023 (Wednesday)
Last Day to Submit Written Questions November 8, 2023 (Wednesday)
Deadline for Proposal Submittal November 30, 2023, 4:00 p.m. (Thursday)

All questions on the RFP should be submitted in writing via E-mail to Written questions submitted by November 8, 2023, will be answered, and posted by November 15, 2023.

Request for Proposals – Kern Electric Vehicle Ready Communities Program Management Consultant

Questions & AnswersUpdated November 14

RFP Attachments (includes:)

  • ATTACHMENT B: Budget and Cost Schedule Templates (Blank Template & Example Template)
  • ATTACHMENT C: Scope of Work Template
  • ATTACHMENT D: Schedule of Product Template

Additional background information (includes:)

  • EV Ready Communities Site Host List
  • Streamlined Terms and Conditions
  • Monthly Call Report Template
  • Quarterly Report Template
  • Final Report Template


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