Request for Qualifications (RFQ) – Home Electrification Case Studies

The Office of Sustainability is developing 10 case studies highlighting costs and strategies to electrify existing single-family homes. Through this Request for Qualifications (RFQ), we are seeking the following services:

  1. Electrification consulting: The consultant will conduct site visits at 10 homes in San Mateo County, discuss decarbonization goals with each homeowner, coordinate with three contractor teams to get estimates, analyze the costs of electrifying each home, and write up 10 case studies. Compensation: $20,000
  2. Home project quotes (3 contractor teams): Each contractor team will provide pricing for electrifying the equipment at 10 homes, as directed by the electrification consultant. Equipment pricing will include energy efficiency; heat pump water heating, space heating, and clothes drying; induction cooking; solar; battery backup; and electric vehicle charging. The contractor team will also provide insights about considerations that impacted the pricing. Compensation: $10,000 for each contractor team

Tentative Schedule of Events

Release Request for Qualifications March 23, 2021
Deadline for Questions Submitted to County (email to with title: “RFQ Questions”)April 5, 2021
Release Responses to Questions
April 8, 2021
Deadline for RFQ Response (email to with title: “RFQ Submission”)
April 16, 2021 @ 5pm
Review of ResponsesApril 19 - 23, 2021
Contracting with selected parties
April 26 - 29, 2021 (1)

1 Dates are subject to change

The RFQ document is here.

The Questions & Answers document is here.