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This opportunity is now closed.  Qualified vendors were notified in October 2014.

The SEBIZ team has issued a Request for Information and Qualifications for providers of energy products and services to support our two leading business districts.  This phase of the SEBIZ project represents a multi-million dollar opportunity to providers in the US and China – all interested parties are encouraged to respond by the listed due date. Below are the RFI highlights and a link to download the full document.

Commercial building owners and developers (“buyers”) participating in the Sustainable Energy Business Districts (SEBIZ) program are looking for innovative technology solutions to reduce their energy consumption and operating expenses, while leveraging integrated financing solutions. The purpose of this Request for Information and Qualifications (RFI) is to connect these motivated buyers with qualified and cost-effective clean energy solution providers (“vendors”) for procurement of products and services related to commercial building energy efficiency technologies, renewable energy generating systems, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Information gathered from this RFI will assist buyers in making decisions to pursue commercial-scale clean energy upgrades to improve the performance and operations of new and existing buildings.

The desired outcome of this RFI is to establish relationships between buyers and vendors for current and future clean energy project development opportunities. Qualified and cost-effective vendors may have the opportunity to enter into contracts with other building owners in SEBIZ business districts and participate in future implementations of the SEBIZ model in other participating Chinese cities over the next three years. Interactions between vendors and buyers will be facilitated by the SEBIZ team in person and virtually based on the responses received via this RFI. In addition, the US Department of Commerce is supporting a trade mission in December 2014 to facilitate direct, intensive meetings for interested parties.

Click here to download the SEBIZ RFI

Below is a list of major milestone dates for the phases of this RFI process. SEBIZ staff and buyers maintain the right to adjust the schedule at their discretion.

RFI Issued August 8, 2014
RFI Questions Due August 29, 2014
RFI Responses Due September 15, 2014
Response Evaluation Period September 16, 2014 – September 26, 2014
Buyer/Vendor Meetings October 2014 – December 2014
Contracting November 2014 – January 2015
US-China Trade Mission** December 7-13, 2014
Project Implementation Q1 2015 – Q4 2015

*Dates are approximate and subject to change
**Trade mission website:

About Sustainable Energy Business Districts (SEBIZ)

The SEBIZ program is helping to address China’s rising urban energy needs and carbon emissions at the city-level by leveraging a successful public-private partnership model in targeted Chinese cities. This RFI is targeted to potentially interested Chinese and American energy efficiency and renewable energy (EERE) vendors in order to connect them with motivated buyers in China. The program is primarily funded by the United States Department of Energy under a bilateral collaboration initiative for clean energy. However, the United States Department of Energy is not responsible for any of the content contained within this document and this RFI does not represent any funding opportunities by the US Government.

About Optony

Optony Inc. is a global research and consulting services firm focused on enabling government and commercial organizations to bridge the gap between clean energy goals and real-world results. Optony is implementing the SEBIZ program through grant funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. Optony’s role in the SEBIZ procurement process is to provide independent technical assistance to support buyers in their evaluation of EERE project opportunities and potential clean energy solution providers.


SEBIZ 信息及资格征询书(RFI) 发行






内容 预期时间*
RFI发行 2014年8月8日
RFI 答疑截止日期 2014年8月29日
RFI反馈截止日期 2014年9月15日
反馈评估阶段 2014年9月16日 –2014年9月26日
采购方/供应商见面会 2014年10月– 2014年12月
签订合同 2014年11月 – 2015年1月
中美贸易代表团考察** 2014年12月7日-2014年12月13日
项目执行 2015年第一季度 –2015第四季度


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