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					                                 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL


                  NEIGHBORIMPACT WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM –
                        WEATHERIZATION CONTRACTORS
                                 RFP # 11-01




                             PROPOSALS DUE: May 13, 2011 4:00 pm




Submit one (1) original and three (3) complete copies of the Proposal to:

Emily Quaka
Weatherization & Home Rehabilitation Program Manager
NeighborImpact
2303 SW First Street
Redmond, OR 97756

Refer Questions to:

Emily Quaka
Weatherization & Home Rehabilitation Program Manager
(541) 316-2035
emilyq@neighborimpact.org


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                                     Request for Proposal
                                      Table of Contents

PART I: PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS (pages 3-10)
Section IA: General Information
        1. Introduction
        2. Background
        3. Scope of Project
        4. Additional Resources
        5. Project Funding
        6. Timeline for Selection
        7. General Terms and Conditions

Section IB: Work Requirements
        1. Required Services
        2. NeighborImpact Responsibilities
        3. Contractor Responsibilities
        4. Deliverables and Schedule
        5. Performance Period
        6. Insurance/Bond

PART II : PROPOSAL PREPARATION AND SUBMITTAL (page 11)
Section IIA: General Information
        1. Pre-Submittal Meeting
        2. Proposal Clarification

Section IIB: Proposal Submission
        1. Proposals Due
        2. Proposal

PART III: PROPOSAL EVALUATION & CONTRACT AWARDS (page 12)
Section IIIA: Proposal Review and Selection
        1. Evaluation and Selection
        2. Evaluation Criteria Scoring

Section IIIB: Contract Awards
        1. Contractor Selection
        2. Contract Development

EXHIBITS (pages 13-18)
     A. Proposal Cover Sheet
     B. Pre-Qualification Questionnaire
     C. Response to Qualifications
     D. Proposal Bid Sheet (Excel spreadsheet, located at www.neighborimpact.org/home_wx.html)

ATTACHMENTS (pages 19-34)
     A. Bid Item Details




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                                    Part I Proposal Requirements

Section IA           General Information

1. Introduction      NeighborImpact administers the Low-Income Weatherization Programs in Crook,
                     Deschutes, and Jefferson counties. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department
                     of Energy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bonneville Power
                     Administration, and Pacific Power. These funds are administered by Oregon
                     Housing and Community Services (OHCS).


2. Background        The Weatherization Assistance Program is a state and federally funded program
                     managed locally by community action agencies, housing authorities, or local
                     government agencies. The program provides professional weatherization for
                     stickbuilt and mobile homes through:

                               energy audits
                               attic, crawl space and sidewall insulation
                               mobile home roof applications & belly insulation
                               furnace repair or replacement
                               heating duct sealing and insulation
                               weather-stripping and air sealing
                               other draft reduction and energy-saving measures

                     Contractors that demonstrate qualifications or achieve a high numerical score
                     according to the rating criteria contained in this RFP will be considered a
                     qualified contractor and may be eligible for a contract to provide weatherization
                     services as required by NeighborImpact.


3. Scope of          To reduce structural heat loss and reduce energy consumption by installing
   Project           weatherization measures and related repairs which improve the thermal efficiency
                     of the dwelling unit.

                     To provide for the health and safety of the client by utilizing the available
                     advanced diagnostic testing equipment to test every unit.


4. Additional        Applicants should consult and be familiar with the State of Oregon
   Resources         Weatherization        Specifications       (document          posted     at
                     www.neighborimpact.org/home_wx.html) and the current State of Oregon’s DOE
                     Weatherization      Assistance       Plan     (document        located   at
                     http://www.ohcs.oregon.gov/OHCS/CRD/SOS/docs/USDOE_OREGON_State_P
                     lan_2010-2011_FINAL.pdf). Please take special note of the Health and Safety
                     Plan (Appendix D) on pages 64-90 in the Weatherization Assistance Plan.


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                     Please be advised that the State of Oregon’s DOE Weatherization Assistance Plan
                     will be updated between when the RFP is due and when the contract begins.


5. Project           Based on the number of qualified proposals NeighborImpact receives,
   Funding           NeighborImpact may choose to select more than one contractor to provide
                     weatherization services. Each contractor will be guaranteed a minimum of
                     $10,000 during the contract period. The anticipated funding for the services
                     described herein is approximately $650,000. The Proposer’s proposal shall
                     include the true estimated costs to perform the work irrespective of budgeted
                     funds for this program.


6. Timeline for      Proposals due                                        May 13, 2011
   Selection         Proposal review, recommendation and contract signing May 16-June 30, 2011
                     Contract begins                                      July 1, 2011


7. General Terms     ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS - Contractors shall comply with all
   and Conditions    management and administrative requirements established by Oregon Uniform
                     Building Code, Plumbing, Mechanical and Electrical Specialty Safety Code and
                     any subsequent amendments or modifications, as applicable to providers licensed
                     in the State of Oregon. All proposals submitted become the property of
                     NeighborImpact. It is understood and agreed that the prospective Proposer claims
                     no proprietary rights to the ideas and written materials contained in or attached to
                     the proposal submitted. NeighborImpact has the right to reject or accept
                     proprietary information.
                     AUDIT/MONITORING REQUIREMENTS - Auditing or monitoring for the
                     following purposes will be conducted at the discretion of NeighborImpact: fund
                     accountability; contract compliance; and program performance.
                     AUTHORSHIP - Applicants must identify any assistance provided by agencies
                     or individuals outside the proposers own organization in preparing the proposal.
                     No contingent fees for such assistance will be allowed to be paid under any
                     contract resulting from this RFP.
                     CANCELLATION OF AWARD - NeighborImpact reserves the right to
                     immediately cancel an award if the contractual agreement has not been entered
                     into by both parties or if new state regulations or policy make it necessary to
                     change the program purpose or content, discontinue such programs, or impose
                     funding reductions. In those cases where negotiation of contract activities are
                     necessary, NeighborImpact reserves the right to limit the period of negotiation to
                     sixty (60) days after which time funds may be unencumbered.
                     CONFIDENTIALITY- Proposer shall comply with all applicable agency
                     policies as well as state and federal laws governing the confidentiality of

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                  information.
                  CONFLICT OF INTEREST - All proposals submitted must contain a
                  statement disclosing or denying any interest, financial or otherwise, that any
                  employee or official of NeighborImpact or the appropriate Advisory Board may
                  have in the proposing agency or proposed project.
                  CONSORTIUM OF AGENCIES - Any consortium of companies or agencies
                  submitting a proposal must certify that each company or agency of the
                  consortium can meet the requirements set forth in the RFP.
                  COST OF PROPOSAL & AWARD - The contract award will not be final until
                  NeighborImpact and the prospective contractor have executed a contractual
                  agreement. The contractual agreement consists of the following parts: (a) the
                  basic provisions and general terms and conditions, (b) the special terms and
                  conditions, (c) the project description and goals (Statement of Work), and (d) the
                  budget and payment terms. NeighborImpact is not responsible for any costs
                  incurred prior to the effective date of the contract. NeighborImpact reserves the
                  right to make an award without further negotiation of the proposal submitted.
                  Therefore, the proposal should be submitted in final form from a budgetary,
                  technical, and programmatic standpoint.
                  DISPUTES/PROTESTS - NeighborImpact encourages the use of informal
                  resolution to address complaints or disputes arising over any actions in
                  implementing the provisions of this RFP. Written complaints should be
                  addressed to NeighborImpact – Executive Director, 2303 SW First Street,
                  Redmond, OR 97756.
                  DIVERSITY IN EMPLOYMENT AND CONTRACTING
                  REQUIREMENTS - It is the policy of NeighborImpact to require equal
                  opportunity in employment and services subject to eligibility standards that may
                  be required for a specific program. NeighborImpact is an equal opportunity
                  employer and is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and in
                  access to the provision of all services. This commitment applies regardless of
                  race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, age,
                  veteran status, on-the-job injury, or sexual orientation. Employment decisions are
                  made without consideration of these or any other factors that are prohibited by
                  law. In compliance with department of Labor Regulations implementing Section
                  504 of the rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, no qualified handicapped
                  individual shall be discriminated against in admission or access to any program
                  or activity. The prospective contractor must agree to provide equal opportunity in
                  the administration of the contract, and its subcontracts or other agreements.
                  ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE PURCHASING PROGRAM -
                  NeighborImpact wishes to implement an Environmentally Responsible
                  Purchasing Policy with a goal to reduce negative impacts on human health and
                  the environment. Negative environmental impacts include, but are not limited to,
                  greenhouse gases, air pollution emissions, water contamination, waste from the


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                  manufacturing process and waste in packaging. This policy also seeks to
                  increase: 1) water and energy efficiency; 2) renewable energy sources; 3) use of
                  products with recycled content; 4) product durability; 5) use of products that can
                  be recycled, reused, or composted at the end of its life cycle.
                  INDEPENDENT PRICE DETERMINATION - The prospective contractor
                  guarantees that, in connection with this proposal, the prices and/or cost data have
                  been arrived at independently, without consultation, communication, or
                  agreement for the purpose of restricting competition. This does not preclude or
                  impede the formation of a consortium of companies and/or agencies for purposes
                  of engaging in jointly sponsored proposals.
                  LIMITATION - This RFP does not commit NeighborImpact to award a
                  contract, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this RFP, or
                  to procure or contract for services or supplies.
                  LATE PROPOSALS - A proposal received after the date and time indicated
                  above will not be accepted. No exceptions will be made.
                  ORAL PRESENTATIONS - An oral presentation may be required of those
                  prospective contractors whose proposals are under consideration. Prospective
                  contractors may be informed that an oral presentation is desired and will be
                  notified of the date, time and location the oral presentation is to be conducted.
                  PRICE WARRANT - The proposal shall warrant that the costs quoted for
                  services in response to the RFP are not in excess of those which would be
                  charged any other individual or entity for the same services performed by the
                  prospective contractor.
                  REJECTION OF PROPOSALS - NeighborImpact reserves the right to accept
                  or reject any or all proposals received as a result of this RFP, to negotiate with
                  any or all prospective contractors on modifications to proposals, to waive
                  formalities, to postpone award, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFP if it
                  is in the best interest of NeighborImpact to do so.
                  SUBCONTRACTING - No activities or services included as a part of this
                  proposal may be subcontracted to another organization, firm, or individual
                  without the approval of NeighborImpact. Such intent to subcontract shall be
                  clearly identified in the proposal. It is understood that the contractor is held
                  responsible for the satisfactory accomplishment of the service or activities
                  included in a subcontract.




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Section IB          Work Requirements

1. Required         a) Code Requirements
   Services            All work performed under this agreement and the individual project contract
                       shall be in full compliance with the current Oregon Uniform Building,
                       Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical Specialty Safety Code and the
                       Weatherization Specifications for the State of Oregon Weatherization
                       Assistance Program.
                    b) Permit Requirements
                       Contractor shall be responsible for obtaining ALL permits required as a result
                       of construction and shall provide NeighborImpact with copies of all permits
                       obtained.
                    c) Lead Safe Work Practices
                       Contractor shall be responsible for complying with all lead-based paint
                       renovation, repair and painting (LRRP) requirements, including having a
                       certified renovator on staff and obtaining their lead based paint renovation
                       contractor license through the Construction Contractors Board (CCB). Copies
                       of the certified renovators’ certificate(s) and the lead based paint renovation
                       contractors’ license must be provided to NeighborImpact prior to the signing
                       of a contract. In addition, all workers performing work on pre1978 housing
                       must be trained in lead safe weatherization (LSW) and documentation of LSW
                       training of each worker must be provided to NeighborImpact prior to signing a
                       contract.
                    d) Davis-Bacon Act
                       Contractor shall be responsible for complying with the Davis-Bacon Act and
                       its prevailing wage requirements, to include paying wages weekly and sending
                       in weekly wage reports to NeighborImpact.
                    e) Debris Removal
                       Contractor shall be responsible for removing all construction debris generated
                       as a result of work performed either by himself/herself or his/her
                       subcontractors. Disposal of such materials shall be made in accordance with
                       all environmental laws, ordinances, rules or regulations.
                    f) Guarantee
                       All materials provided shall have a twenty (20) year life expectancy or greater
                       when possible. All weatherization work and materials (including baseload
                       measures) shall be guaranteed by Contractor for one (1) year from the time of
                       completion. This guarantee includes the repair and replacement of defective
                       measures resulting from improper installation or material defect.
                    g) Other
                       Contractor shall take all necessary actions to comply with Oregon’s
                       employment laws by contributing to the worker’s compensation,
                       unemployment compensation and state industrial accident funds, as well as
                       any other actions required by the State of Oregon or any municipality thereof.




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2.                   NeighborImpact is responsible for the following activities:
 NeighborImpact
 Responsibilities    a) Provide contractor with State of Oregon Weatherization Specifications and
                        updates.
                     b) Determine client eligibility
                     c) Conduct home energy audit and health and safety inspection
                     d) Conduct initial blower door assisted infiltration test
                     e) Conduct initial combustion safety test on non-electric units
                     f) Notify owners of lead based paint hazards
                     g) Notify contractor of lead based paint evaluation results if paint evaluation or
                        risk assessment has been performed
                     h) Review and compare weatherization analysis with the selected contractor
                     i) Obtain landlord approval
                     j) Prepare work order
                     k) Inspect work in progress
                     l) Perform final inspection to ensure work meets requirements
                     m) Assign penalties
                     n) Request Knob & Tube wiring reports and certificates of insulation
                     o) Pay contractor
                     p) Monitor the contract for compliance to include weatherization lead safe work
                        practices and Davis-Bacon wage regulation compliance elements on ARRA
                        funded jobs.
                     q) Provide contractor with a schedule of all State Required Technical Training
                        Classes and Certification requirements


3. Contractor        The Contractor is responsible for the following activities:
 Responsibilities
                     a) Conduct a home weatherization analysis of selected units and review analysis
                        with NeighborImpact.
                     b) Assure that all employees are familiar with the job order and specifications
                     c) Communicate with client to schedule job
                     d) Conduct blower door assisted infiltration testing during weatherization of unit
                        when requested by NeighborImpact (to ensure that unit meets state/federal
                        guidelines for infiltration levels).
                     e) Install weatherization and conservation measures that will increase the
                        thermal efficiency of a dwelling unit as deemed necessary by
                        NeighborImpact.
                     f) Perform incidental repairs essential to assure health and safety of client and
                        installation or preservation of weatherization material.
                     g) Notify NeighborImpact of readiness for in-progress inspections during
                        insulation of walls and attic, duct sealing and air sealing.
                     h) Get approval for any change orders
                     i) Conduct final quality control inspections before submitting inspection request
                        to NeighborImpact.


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                     j) Post Insulation Certificate and Coverage Chart which reflects final installed
                        measures and submit copy of Insulation Certificate to NeighborImpact.
                     k) Submit inspection requests
                     l) Correct any item which does not pass inspection within 10 working days
                     m) Submit re-inspection requests
                     n) Submit all pertinent documents (manuals, etc.) to property owner
                     o) Contractor shall warrant work for a period of one (1) year. Contractor shall
                        handle any warrantee requirements beyond 1 year.
                     p) Ensure that weatherized units comply with all applicable local, state, and
                        federal regulations and State of Oregon Weatherization Specifications.
                     q) Utilize lead safe work practices on all dwellings built prior to 1978
                     r) Comply with all Oregon State lead paint hazard regulations


4. Deliverables      Contractors are expected to complete a job within 60 days of the issue date,
   and Schedule      meaning all work is done and an inspection has been requested. If a job fails
                     inspection, the Contractor is expected to make corrections and call for re-
                     inspection within 10 days. Before a job is considered closed, contractor must
                     submit insulation certificates and test results (if applicable), final invoice, and
                     Davis-Bacon wage reports.


5. Performance       A contract awarded as a result of this RFP will be for one year, from July 1, 2011
   Period            to June 30, 2012, with the intent to extend the contract for another year based on
                     performance and capacity.

                     NeighborImpact reserves the right to extend the contract resulting from this RFP
                     for a period of three (3) one (1) year periods, with the same terms and conditions,
                     by service of a written notice of its intention to do so prior to the contract
                     termination date.


6. Insurance/        Proof of insurance shall be provided prior to the starting of the contract
   Bond              performance. Proof will be on an ACORD Certificate of Liability Insurance,
                     which the contractor shall provide to NeighborImpact. Each certificate will show
                     the coverage, deductible, policy period and amount of coverage and shall name
                     NeighborImpact as an additional insured. Contractor must notify NeighborImpact
                     immediately if coverage is suspended, voided, canceled or reduced. It is the
                     contractor’s responsibility to provide evidence of continuing coverage during the
                     contract. Cancellation of a policy is grounds for termination of the contract. All
                     policies must have a Best’s Rating of A-VII or better.

                     a) Commercial General Liability Insurance
                        The contractor must have Commercial General Liability insurance for a
                        minimum of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 annual aggregate.
                     b) Automobile Insurance

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                     Liability insurance covering bodily injury and property damage shall be
                     provided by the contractor through a commercial automobile insurance policy.
                     The policy shall cover all owned and non-owned vehicles. Such insurance
                     shall have minimum limits of $500,000 per occurrence, combined single limit
                     for bodily injury liability and property damage liability with a $1,000,000
                     annual aggregate limit.
                  c) Pollution Liability Insurance
                     Contractor must carry Pollution Liability Insurance covering bodily injury,
                     property damage, environmental damage, including any related cleanup costs.
                     Single limit should be a minimum of $1,000,000.00.
                     If hazardous material is encountered the contractor must notify
                     NeighborImpact immediately before any work is performed.
                  d) Worker’s Compensation Insurance
                     The contractor shall hold Workmen’s Compensation Insurance in the amount
                     of $100,000 or more.
                  e) Performance Bond
                     Contractor is required to obtain a performance bond, which is equal to one
                     hundred percent (100%) of the total amount of the contract, provide it to
                     NeighborImpact prior to starting work under this Contract, and maintain the
                     bond for the duration of the contract.




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                        Part II Proposal Preparation and Submittal

Section IIA          General Information

1. Pre-Submittal     The Pre-Submittal meeting will be held at the NeighborImpact office (2303 SW
   Meeting           First Street, Redmond, OR) on May 9, 2011 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
                     NeighborImpact’s weatherization program and staff will be introduced and
                     available for questions regarding the RFP, contract or weatherization
                     requirements. Any contractor planning to submit a proposal is strongly
                     encouraged to attend.


2. Proposal          Questions and requests for clarification regarding this Request for Proposal must
   Clarification     be directed in writing, via email, to the person listed on the cover page. The
                     deadline for submitting such questions/clarifications is May 6, 2011. If a
                     substantive clarification is necessary, an addendum will be issued no later than
                     May 11, 2011 on the NeighborImpact Weatherization website:
                     www.neighborimpact.org/home_wx.html.

Section IIB          Proposal Submission

1. Proposals         Sealed proposals must be received no later than May 13, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. The
   Due               outside of the envelope/package shall clearly identify:
                         a. RFP number
                         b. Name and address of the proposer
                     Responses received after submittal time will not be considered and will be
                     retained and unopened.


2. Proposal          All proposals should include the following documents:
                          Proposal Cover Sheet (Exhibit A)
                          PreQualification Questionnaire (Exhibit B)
                          Response to Qualifications (Exhibit C)
                          Bid Sheet Pricing (Exhibit D) (Excel spreadsheet,               located    at
                                www.neighborimpact.org/home_wx.html)
                               Letter of interest (optional)

                     NeighborImpact encourages the use of submittal materials that contain post-
                     consumer recycled content and are readily recyclable. NeighborImpact
                     discourages the use of materials that cannot be readily recycled. Proposers are
                     encouraged to print/copy on both sides of a single sheet of paper wherever
                     applicable. Color is acceptable, but content should not be lost by black-and-white
                     printing or copying.




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                    Part III Proposal Evaluation & Contract Awards

Section IIIA         Proposal Review and Selection

1. Evaluation        Only those Proposers providing complete information as required will be
   and Selection     considered for evaluation.

                     Proposals received in response to this RFP will be evaluated by a Review
                     Committee. Committee review results and recommendations will be presented to
                     NeighborImpact management for final decision making.


2. Evaluation        Each proposal received in response to the RFP will be objectively evaluated and
   Criteria          rated according a specified point system.
   Scoring
                     A 100 point system will be used, weighted against the following criteria:

                                Competitive Bid Sheet                            30 points
                                Experience/Expertise/Quality                     30 points
                                Capacity                                         25 points
                                Experience working with low-income population    10 points
                                Compliance                                       5 points
                                Total                                            100 points

                     Bonus points will be given for proposal quality and proposers who are minority
                     or women-owned businesses or subcontract with such entities.

Section IIIB         Contract Awards

1. Contractor        The number of contracts awarded will be determined by the outcome of the
   Selection         evaluation of all proposals by the review committee. Should NeighborImpact not
                     reach a favorable agreement with a selected proposer, NeighborImpact shall
                     terminate negotiations and may commence negotiations with the next highest
                     scoring proposer.


2. Contract          The proposal and all responses provided by the successful Proposer may become
   Development       a part of the final contract. The form of contract shall be NeighborImpact’s
                     Weatherization Agreement.




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                                   Exhibit A
                             PROPOSAL COVER SHEET
Please provide the following information in the space below:

Legal Name of Applicant Company
Street Address
City, State & Zip Code
Contact Person and Title
Email Address
Phone and Fax Numbers
Program Location (if different than above)

Does the proposal comply with the requirements contained within the RFP?
       A "No" response may disqualify the proposal from further consideration.

                                             Yes / No


Did outside individuals or agencies assist with preparation of this proposal?
      If “Yes”, please identify and indicate how it was developed, including credentials of the
      developer.

                                             Yes / No




I certify that to the best of my knowledge the information contained in this proposal is accurate
and complete and that I have the legal authority to commit this agency to a contractual
agreement. I realize the final funding for any service is based upon funding levels and the
approval of NeighborImpact.




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Signature, Chief Administrator of Applicant Company                Date




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                                   Exhibit B
                       PRE-QUALIFICATION QUESTIONAIRE
Please provide the following information in the space below:

Legal Name of Applicant Company
Street Address
City, State & Zip code
Contact Person and Title

1. Please provide the following:
   a. Oregon CCB License Number and expiration date
   b. Lead-Based Paint Renovation Contractor License Status and expiration date
   c. CCB Residential Bond expiration date
   d. Employer Identification Number

   Please write any explanations needed below Question 7 or attach additional pages        Yes    No
2. Is your company currently involved in or does it have pending any legal actions?
   If yes, please explain
3. Has your company filed for bankruptcy in the past five years? If yes, please
   explain.
4. Does any employee or official of NeighborImpact or member of any
   NeighborImpact Advisory Board have any financial or other interest in your
   agency or this project? If yes, please explain.
5. Does your organization guarantee that, in connection with this proposal, the
   prices and/or cost data have been arrived at independently, without consultation,
   communication or agreement for the purpose of restricting competition? If no,
   please explain.
6. Does your organization guarantee that fees for services quoted in response to this
   RFP are not in excess of those which would be charged any other individual for
   the same services performed by your agency? If no, please explain.
7. Do you have (or will you be able to obtain) all the levels of insurance and
   bonding required in this RFP?



I certify that this agency has never been debarred or suspended or otherwise excluded from or are
ineligible for participation in Federal Assistance programs under Executive Order 12549 “Debarment and
Suspension” and we will not contract with a subcontractor that is debarred or suspended.

I, the undersigned, have read and reviewed all of the above statements and attest, to the best of my
knowledge, that they are correct and that I have the legal authority to commit this organization to a
contractual agreement.


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Signature, Chief Administrator of Applicant Company           Date

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                                       Exhibit C
                             RESPONSE TO QUALIFICATIONS

Please provide the following information:

Legal Name of Applicant Company
Street Address
City, State & Zip code
Contact Person and Title

Please be concise and specific when answering the questions below.

1. Describe the services your company provides and your niche market. If you perform more
   than one service, what percentage of your business does each niche represent? How much
   does your average job cost for each niche?

2. Provide your company’s production information for providing weatherization for the past
   two years. Include the number of units and total dollars received for providing
   weatherization. If your company does not have related weatherization experience, please
   provide comparable information for construction.

3. What percentage of your business is new construction and what percentage is retrofit? Of
   your retrofit, what percentage is weatherization-related work? Please describe your work
   history with retrofit and weatherization.

4. What percentage of your business does work on the following types of structures make up:
   stickbuilt homes, mobile homes, and multi-family units? Please describe your experience
   with providing weatherization to each.

5. Please identify key staff (field and administrative), their full-time equivalency (FTE),
   technical training and certifications, and describe their anticipated role with this contract.

6. Please identify the number of crew members available for this project. For each crew
   member, identify:
    His/her years of experience
    Certifications in lead based paint (Lead Safe Weatherization, LRRP certified renovator).
      Please include copies of certificates with your proposal.
    Certifications in weatherization and performance testing. Contractor should have staff
      with the REAP certifications below, equivalent BPI certifications or equivalent
      experience. Please include copies of certificates with your proposal.
          o If you intend to qualify on experience only, please write an explanation of your
             equivalent experience that illustrates a solid fundamental understanding of
             different shell types and building components, thermal pressure boundaries,
             building science and the house as a system approach, understanding of air flow,
             moisture and ventilation and your comfort level with blower doors and duct
             blasters and understanding the test results.

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                                          General Equivalency
                             REAP Certifications     BPI Certifications
                             Shell Technician      N/A
                                                   Building Analyst
                             Energy Analyst        Envelope
                                                   Manufactured Housing
                             Diagnostic
                                                   Heating
                             Technician

7. What are your policies and procedures for dealing with a disgruntled client who calls your
   company?

8. Please describe your inspection process. How often do you pass a job on the first inspection?

9. Have you worked on projects funded by government grants? Please describe the project(s),
   your role, the contract amount and how long the relationship lasted.

10. Please provide contact information for 6 references: 3 clients and 3 subcontractors you’ve
    worked with in the last year.

11. Is your organization currently providing weatherization services to another weatherization
    program and/or Energy Trust? If yes, with what organizations?

12. Please respond to the following typical NeighborImpact weatherization job scenario: You
    receive a work order for a 1981 double wide mobile home in Prineville. The work order
    includes the following:

           Insulate the roof cavity with R-19 blown fiberglass and install 3” Dow Deck mate
            with EPDM rubber (1440 sq. ft)
           Insulate the belly cavity to R-30 with blown fiberglass (1392 sq. ft).
           Air seal all penetrations
           Install 6 mil vapor retarder (1392 sq. ft)
           Re-vent the dryer
           Repair the rodent barrier (200 sq. ft.)
           Install new bath fan with a continuous switch, vented through the roof
           Seal registers, including the plenum and blocking the ends
           Extend the fresh air inlet for the woodstove

    In 250 words or less, please describe the process for executing the job from start to finish,
    addressing a-e:
           a. How many hours would it take your company to complete?
           b. How many jobs of similar size could you handle in a month?
           c. What is the typical time before you get started on a job?
           d. How will your administrative staff be involved?


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            e. Describe how your company manages its contracts and workload to ensure
               production goals and deadlines are met.

13. Does your company have the capability to provide other services including electrical, HVAC,
    and plumbing? If yes, please explain.

14. Please list your major equipment and how many of each piece you have (blow trucks, blower
    door, duct blaster, infrared cameras, etc.). In order to work with NeighborImpact the
    contractor’s blowing machine must be able to meet 80 inches of water column to ensure
    adequate insulation density.

15. On average in the past five years, what percentage of your clients have been low-income (for
    example: $29,000 for family of 2 or $44,000 for a family of 4)?

16. What are the top three types of services you most often provided to your low-income clients?

17. Please list any partnerships or contracts you have with area agencies that serve low-income
    populations.

18. Do you have experience with Davis-Bacon prevailing wage compliance? If yes, please
    describe.

19. Do you have a drug testing policy/procedure? Please explain the process, frequency, and
    what results would disqualify an employee. Who makes that determination? What company
    do you utilize for the drug testing?

20. Do you conduct background checks on all field employees? Please explain the process, what
    results would disqualify an employee and who makes that determination? What company do
    you utilize for the background check?

21. Are you a minority or woman-owned business? In the last year did you subcontract with
    minority or woman-owned businesses, and if so to what extent?




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                                     Exhibit D
                                PROPOSAL BID SHEET


Exhibit D is an Excel spreadsheet located at www.neighborimpact.org/home_wx.html

Please utilize Attachment A (Bid Item Details) to fill out the Proposal Bid Sheet




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                                     Attachment A
                                  BID ITEM DETAILS


                      NeighborImpact 2011-12 Bid Item Details
All work performed shall be done in a professional workmanlike manner and guaranteed for one
year.

1A. Hourly rate: Contractor hourly rate charged for performing miscellaneous specified work
   that does not include materials and is not included in bid items described below.

Not asking for bids on 1B, 2A and 2B. On work order, 1B will be “Contractor miscellaneous
materials” and will be used when miscellaneous materials are used to complete specified work
that is not included in the bid items described below. 2A and 2B are repeats of 1A and 1B in
case of multiple miscellaneous work items on a job order.


ATTIC

3. Dust over tracks – cellulose (Bid per bag)
4. Dust over tracks – fiberglass (Bid per bag)

5. 6. 7. R-38, R-27, and R-19 Blown Fiberglass Insulation price shall include the following:
    (Bid per square foot)
    1. Sealing of all attic penetrations.
    2. Rescreening all existing vents with 1/8” galvanized wire-mesh when necessary; includes
         roof, gable, soffit, and eave vents.
    3. Installing all required baffling.
    4. Shielding heat producing devices.
    5. Insulating to R-38 all attic accesses and covering with Tyvek /FSK or equivalent,
         secured with twine.
    6. Installing weather-stripping and/or latches when necessary.
    7. Install to Specification Section 1.

8. 9. 10. R-38, R-27, and R-19 Blown Cellulose Insulation price shall include the following:
    (Bid per square foot)
    1. Sealing of all attic penetrations.
    2. Rescreening all existing vents with 1/8” galvanized wire-mesh when necessary; includes
        roof, gable, soffit, and eave vents.
    3. Installing all required baffling.
    4. Shielding heat producing devices.
    5. Insulating to R-38 all attic accesses and covering with Tyvek /FSK or equivalent,
        secured with twine.
    6. Installing weather-stripping and/or latches when necessary.
    7. Install to Specification Section 1.




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11. Drill and fill floored attic area or pull up boards in attic area price shall include the
    following: (Bid per square foot)
    1. Labor ONLY
    2. Drilling the floored attic and/or pulling up the boards.
    3. Reinstalling the boards and/or plugging the boards.
    4. Install to Specification Section 1.

12. Air seal using 2-part polyurethane foam system price shall include the following: (Bid
    per lineal foot)
    1. Installation of 2-part polyurethane foam system shall be installed only in unconditioned
        areas not visible to an inspector or people occupying the home. Examples may include
        but not limited to sealing dumb waiters, pocket doors, laundry chutes, knee walls and
        slopes, inner connected by passes, rim joist, and built in dressers.

13. Air seal penetrations price shall include the following: (Bid per hour)
    1. Labor and material.
    2. May include caulk, foam, rigid board, sheet metal or backer rod.

14. Seal chimney chase way: Basement or attic price shall include the following: (Bid per
    house)
    1. Light weight sheet metal or aluminum sealed with high temperature caulk (foam is not
       acceptable).
    2. Seal chase way from attic and/or basement.
    3. Seal to Specification Section 1 and Appendix C.

15. Sheetrock price shall include the following: (Bid per square foot)
    1. Install sheetrock on framed wall or overlay existing wall board and /or ceiling.
    2. Fire taping and one coat of mud on all seams.
    3. Install to building code standards.

16. Knee wall/pony wall block price shall include the following: (Bid per cavity)
    1. Friction fit and seal polyisocyanurate or extruded polystyrene to fit between each joist
       cavity.
    2. Caulk or foam for a positive seal.
    3. Install to Specification Section 1 & Appendix D.


KNEE WALL

17. 18. R-11 unfaced fiberglass or R- 21 Kraft faced fiberglass to knee wall price shall
    include the following: (Bid per square foot)
    1. Sealing all penetrations
    2. Install a Flame Guard R-3035 Tyvek/FSK or equivalent secured with twine.
    3. Insulate access door to R-25 and cover with Tyvek/FSK or equivalent. Secure with
        twine.
    4. Install to Specification Section 2.

19. Tyvek/FSK or equivalent vapor barrier to existing knee wall insulation price shall
    include the following: (Bid per square foot)
    1. Install to Specification Sections 1 & 2.


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    2. Twine per Specification Section 2.

20. Twine only price shall include the following: (Bid per square foot)
    1. Twine to existing knee wall with polypropylene or polyester twine with a breaking
       strength of at least 150 pounds.
    2. Install to Specification Section 2.

21. R-15 Blown-in Fiberglass (BIF installation) in open wall cavity price shall include the
    following: (Bid per square foot)
    1. Install in accordance with Specification Section 2.


VENTING

22. 23. Install a roof vent rated approximately 50 inches net free area AF 50 or AF 92. Price
    shall include the following: (Bid per vent)
    1. Metal or plastic vents are acceptable if listed in Approved Products List.
    2. Installation shall be in accordance with Specification Section 1.

24. 25. 26. Install a gable vent 12 “x 12 “, 12” x 18 “, 14” x 24” metal or plastic vents. Price shall
    include the following: (Bid per vent)
    1. Metal or plastic vents are acceptable if listed in Approved Products List.
    2. Installation shall be in accordance with Specification Section 1.

27. 28. 29. 30. Install an eave vent (Bird block) 3 ½” x 15”, 3 ½” x 23”, 5 ½” x 15”, 5 ½” x 23”.
        Price shall include the following: (Bid per vent)
    1. Metal vents are acceptable if listed in Approved Products List.
    2. Installation shall be in accordance with Specification Section 1.


ACCESSES

Price shall include the following:

31. Repair and/or replace flat attic access door/cover. Price shall include the following: (Bid
    per access)
    1. Sheetrock or plywood shall be used.
    2. Insulate to R-38 and cover with Tyvek/FSK or equivalent.
    3. Weatherstrip, caulk, and make substantially airtight.
    4. Shall include framing and access trim.
    5. Installation shall be in accordance with Specification Section 1.

32. Cut and make operable flat attic access price shall include the following: (Bid per
access)
    1. Sheetrock or plywood shall be used.
    2. Insulate to R-38 and cover with Tyvek/FSK or equivalent.
    3. Weatherstrip, caulk, and make substantially airtight.
    4. Shall include framing and access trim.
    5. Installation shall be in accordance with Specification Section 1.



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33. Repair and/or replace knee-wall attic access door price shall include the following: (Bid
    per access)
    1. Sheetrock or plywood shall be used.
    2. Insulate to R-21 and cover with Tyvek/FSK or equivalent.
    3. Weatherstrip, caulk, and make substantially airtight.
    4. Shall include framing and access trim.
    5. Installation shall be in accordance with Specification Section 1.

34. 35. Cut and make operable knee-wall access or INoperable knee-wall access price shall
    include the following: (Bid per access)
    1. Sheetrock or plywood shall be used.
    2. Accesses shall be made substantially airtight.
    3. Insulate to R-21 and cover with Tyvek/FSK or equivalent.
    4. Weatherstrip, caulk, and make substantially airtight.
    5. Shall include framing and access trim.
    6. Installation shall be in accordance with Specification Section 1.

36. Weatherstrip and insulate to R-38 existing flat attic access price shall include the
    following: (Bid per access)
    1. R-38 Kraft-faced insulation and cover with Tyvek/FSK or equivalent. Secure with twine.
    2. Weatherstrip, caulk, and make access substantially airtight.
    3. Install to Specification Section 1.

37. Weatherstrip and insulate to R-21 knee-wall access price shall include the following: (Bid
    per access)
    1. R-21 Kraft-faced insulation and cover with Tyvek/FSK or equivalent. Secure with twine.
    2. Weatherstrip, caulk, and make access substantially airtight.
    3. Install to Specification Section 1.


FLOOR INSULATION

38. 39. 40. R-11 (Un-faced), R-25 Kraft, or R-30 Kraft or foil faced fiberglass batt insulation
    in an under floor price shall include the following: (Bid per square foot)
    1. 6 mil. vapor retarder.
    2. Seal all floor penetrations.
    3. Insulate all water pipes.
    4. Insulate the crawl space access door to the same R-value as the under floor and cover
        with Tyvek/FSK or equivalent. Secure all insulation with twine – Specification Section
        3.
    5. Weatherstrip, caulk, and make substantially airtight.
    6. Rescreen all foundation vents with ¼ “galvanized wire-mesh (from inside the crawl
        space).
    7. Install in accordance with Specification Section 3.

41. 42. R-25 or R-30 Fiberglass (BIF or equivalent blown in insulation) price shall include the
    following: (Bid per square foot)
    1. 6 mil. vapor retarder.
    2. Seal all floor penetrations.
    3. Install rodent barrier/FSK or equivalent to floor joist. Secure with twine.


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    4. Insulate all water pipes.
    5. Insulate the crawl space access door to the same R-value as the under floor and cover
       with Tyvek/FSK or equivalent. Secure with twine.
    6. Weatherstrip, caulk, and make substantially airtight.
    7. Rescreen all foundation vents with ¼ “galvanized wire-mesh (from inside the crawl
       space).
    8. Install in accordance with Specification Section 3.

43. Extra fee for center stringing floor insulation where floor joists are 60” on center or
    greater price shall include the following: (Price per square foot)
    1. Polypropylene or polyester twine shall have a breaking strength of at least 150 lbs.
    2. Install in accordance with Specification Section 3.

44. 6 mil vapor retarder price shall include the following: (Bid per square foot)
    1. Install in accordance with Specification Section 3.

45. Water pipe insulation price shall include the following: (Bid per lineal foot)
    1. Install in accordance with Specification Section 3.

46. Extra Fee for installing floor insulation in a crawl space that contains irregular floor joist
    spacing (Bid per square foot)

47. Extra Fee for installing floor insulation in a crawl space or mobile area that has a clearance
    or 18 inches or less (Bid per square foot)

48. Install a Flame Guard R-3035 Tyvek/FSK or equivalent covering after installing basement
    ceiling or crawl space insulation or existing insulation price shall include the following: (Bid
    per square foot)
     1. Secured with twine
     2. Install to Specification Section 3.

49. Rescreen existing foundation vent and/or existing access with ¼ “wire-mesh screen price
    shall include the following: (Bid per one)
     1. Install in accordance with Specification Section 3.

50. Slash vapor barrier price shall include the following: (Bid per square foot)
    1. Slash existing insulation to void the existing vapor retarder.


DUCT

51. 52. 53. 54. Install R-11 un-faced fiberglass, R-11 vinyl-faced fiberglass, R -19 Unfaced
        fiberglass or R-19 vinyl faced fiberglass price shall include the following: (Bid per
        lineal foot)
    1. Sealing all joints, seams, and boots in duct system with RCD #6 or equivalent duct
        mastic (non-solvent based).
    2. NeighborImpact reserves the option to require in-progress inspection to check the
        installation of duct sealing.
    3. NeighborImpact may also perform a pre and post blower door test to ensure that duct
        sealing has been performed adequately.


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    4. Install in accordance with Specification Section 5.

55. Duct seal entire cold air return system in a basement, attic, or closet. Price shall include
    the following: (Bid per system).
    1. Sealing all joints, seams, and boots in duct system with RCD #6 or equivalent duct
        mastic (non-solvent based).
    2. NeighborImpact reserves the option to require in-progress inspection to check the
        installation of duct sealing.
    3. NeighborImpact may also perform a pre and post blower door test to ensure that duct
        sealing has been performed adequately.
    4. Install in accordance with Specification Section 5.

56. Seal registers in site built homes price shall include the following: (Bid per hour).
    1. Install in accordance with Specification Section 5.


WALL

Bid Items 57-61 price shall include the following: (Bid per square foot)
   1. Walls/slope/knee wall/ garage ceiling (not flat attic).
   2. Install in accordance with: Specification Section 2.
       57. Install R-13 high-density cellulose.
       58. Install R-13 cellulose (not high density).
       59. Install R-19 high-density cellulose in 2 x 6 cavity.
       60. Install R-7 cellulose dense pack in wall cavities where insulation already exists.
       61. Install R-13 fiberglass


REMOVE AND REPLACE SIDING

Bid Items 62-69 price shall include the following: (Bid per square foot)

    1. Labor ONLY – do not include insulation
    2. All siding removal includes drilling behind siding.
    3. Install in accordance with Specification Section 2.
       62.      Remove and replace shake siding.
       63.      Remove and replace wood siding.
       64.      Remove and replace waterfall siding
       65.      Remove and replace vinyl siding.
       66.      Remove and replace metal/aluminum siding.
       67.      Remove and replace asbestos siding
       68.      Remove and replace blind-nailed asbestos siding
       69.      Remove and replace asphalt siding.


ACCESS DRILL & FILL

70. Standard application for wood siding that can’t be removed (T-1-11 or like siding)
    price shall include the following: (Bid per square foot)
    1. Labor only

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    2. Access in accordance with Specification Section 2.

71. Drill & fill including 1x4 cedar trim price shall include the following: (Bid per square foot)
    1. Includes 1 x 4 cedar trim for wood siding that can’t be removed (i.e. T-1-11 or like siding
    2. Labor & material for trim (price should not include insulation)
    3. Cedar or pressure treated wood shall be installed covering access holes.
    4. Cedar or pressure treated wood shall be level and plumb.
    5. Assess in accordance with Specification Section 2.

72. Stucco siding price shall include the following: (Bid per square foot)
    1. Labor only
    2. Install in accordance with Specification Section 2.

73. Interior walls price shall include the following: (Bid per square foot)
    1. Labor only
    2. Install in accordance with Specification Section 2.


BUMP OUT

74. Batt & cover bump out with pressure treated plywood. Price shall include the following:
    (Bid per square foot)
    1. Seal penetrations.
    2. Block open cavity with rigid board insulation foamed or caulked into place.
    3. Fill joist spacing with batt insulation.
    4. Cover bump out with pressure treated plywood.
    5. Install to Specification Appendix F.

75. Block and blow closed bump out price shall include the following: (Bid per square foot)
    1.       Drill and fill bump out with high density insulation.
    2.       Block open cavity with rigid board insulation foamed or caulked into place.
    3.       Install to Specification Appendix D & F.


DOORS

76. Install door weatherstrip kit price shall include the following: (Bid per one)
    1. Remove any existing weatherstrip.
    2. Adjusting striker plate and or hinges.
    3. Install the new weatherstrip kit, screws, and caulking as needed to provide a positive
       seal.
    4. Install in accordance with Specification Section 6.


77. Furnish & install a new threshold and door shoe price shall include the following: (Bid
    per one)
    1. Install in accordance with Specification Section 6.




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78. Furnish & install a new retractable door sweep price shall include the following: (Bid per
    one)
    1. Install in accordance with Specification Section 6.

79. Furnish & install R-7 metal pre-hung door price shall include the following (Bid per
    complete door unit)
    1. Include outside and inside trim (primed or sealed).
    2. Shall include keyed alike lock set and deadbolt.
    3. Removal and disposal of old door.
    4. Install in accordance with Specification Section 6.

80. Furnish & install R-7 mobile home door price shall include the following: (Bid per
    complete door unit)
    1. Include inside and outside trim (primed and sealed)
    2. Shall include keyed alike lock set and deadbolt set.
    3. Removal and disposal of old door.
    4. Install to Specification Section 7.


MOBILE HOME INSULATION

81. Install black Ethylene-Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) price shall include the
    following: (Bid per square foot)
    1. Installing 3” Dow Deck Mate or approved/equivalent rigid board (extruded rigid
         polystyrene).
    2. Rigid board shall be mechanically fastened using screws with 3” galvanized deck
         washers.
    3. All screws shall penetrate the roof structure (trusses) a minimum of ¾ “.
    4. Rigid insulation shall fit tightly together with no gaps and be securely fastened to prevent
         thermal boundary breaks.
    5. Rigid board shall be substantially secure to prevent pooling or ponding.
    6. Install in accordance with Specification Section 14.

82. 83. Install black Ethylene-Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) with R-19 Blown
        Fiberglass or R-20-R-38 Blown Fiberglass price shall include the following: (Bid per
        square foot)
    1. Installing 3” Dow Deck Mate or approved/equivalent rigid board (extruded rigid
        polystyrene) with R-19 or R-20-R-38 blown fiberglass.
    1. Rigid board shall be mechanically fastened using screws with 3” galvanized deck
        washers. All screws shall penetrate the roof structure (trusses) a minimum of ¾ “.
    2. Rigid insulation shall fit tightly together with no gaps and be securely fastened to prevent
        thermal boundary breaks.
    3. Rigid board shall be substantially secure to prevent pooling or ponding.
    4. Install in accordance with Specification Section 14.

84. 85. Install black Ethylene-Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) with R-19 Blown
        Fiberglass or R-20-R-38 FG Blow price shall include the following: (Bid per square
        foot)
    1. Installing 1 ½” Dow Deck Mate or approved/equivalent rigid board (extruded rigid
        polystyrene) with R-19 or R-20-R-38 blown fiberglass.


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    2. Rigid board shall be mechanically fastened using screws with 2” galvanized deck
       washers. All screws shall penetrate the roof structure (trusses) a minimum of ¾ “.
    3. Rigid insulation shall fit tightly together with no gaps and be securely fastened to prevent
       thermal boundary breaks.
    4. Rigid board shall be substantially secure to prevent pooling or ponding.
    5. Install in accordance with Specification Section 14.

86. Install single ply roofing system (TPO) price shall include the following: (Bid per square
    foot)
    1. Installing 3” Dow Deck Mate or approved/equivalent rigid board (extruded rigid
       polystyrene).
    2. Rigid board shall be mechanically fastened using screws with 3” galvanized deck
       washers.
    3. All screws shall penetrate the roof structure (trusses) a minimum of ¾”.
    4. Rigid insulation shall fit tightly together with no gaps and be securely fastened to prevent
       thermal boundary breaks.
    5. Rigid board shall be substantially secure to prevent pooling or ponding.
    6. Install an underlayment or slip sheet under the TPO.
    7. Install a TPO coated metal flashing around the perimeter.
    8. Install all single ply roofing systems in accordance with the manufacturer’s
       specifications.

87. 88. Install single ply roofing system (TPO) with R-19 Blown Fiberglass or R-20-R-38
    Blown Fiberglass price shall include the following: (Bid per square foot)
    1. Installing 3” Dow Deck Mate or approved/equivalent rigid board (extruded rigid
        polystyrene) with R-19 or R-20-R-38 blown fiberglass.
    2. Rigid board shall be mechanically fastened using screws with 3” galvanized deck
        washers. All screws shall penetrate the roof structure (trusses) a minimum of ¾ “.
    3. Rigid insulation shall fit tightly together with no gaps and be securely fastened to prevent
        thermal boundary breaks.
    4. Rigid board shall be substantially secure to prevent pooling or ponding.
    5. Install an underlayment or slip sheet under the TPO.
    6. Install a TPO coated metal flashing around the perimeter.
    7. Install all single ply roofing systems in accordance with the manufacturer’s
        specifications.

89.90. Install single ply roofing system (TPO) with R-19 Blown Fiberglass or R-20-R-38
   Blown Fiberglass price shall include the following: (Bid per square foot)
   1. Installing 1 ½” Dow Deck Mate or approved/equivalent rigid board (extruded rigid
        polystyrene) with R-19 or R-20-R-38 blown fiberglass.
   2. Rigid board shall be mechanically fastened using screws with 2” galvanized deck
        washers. All screws shall penetrate the roof structure (trusses) a minimum of ¾ “.
   3. Rigid insulation shall fit tightly together with no gaps and be securely fastened to prevent
        thermal boundary breaks.
   4. Rigid board shall be substantially secure to prevent pooling or ponding.
   5. Install an underlayment or slip sheet under the TPO.
   6. Install a TPO coated metal flashing around the perimeter.
   7. Install all single ply roofing systems in accordance with the manufacturer’s
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91. 92. 93. R-21, R-25, and R-30 blown in fiberglass through rodent barrier price shall
    include the following: (Bid per square foot)
    1. Seal all penetrations including the plenum, gaps, holes, joints, and seams before
        installing insulation.
    2. Insulate to R-21, R-25, or R-30 with blown fiberglass insulation.
    3. Each access hole shall be patched and sealed with a material of equal or greater
        strength than the existing rodent barrier to create a positive seal.
    4. The patch shall be stapled in place using an outward clinch stapler.
    5. Install 6 mil vapor retarder.
    6. Insulate all water pipes.
    7. Install in accordance with Specification Section 16.

94. 95. Seal registers in single-wide mobile or double wide mobile home price shall include
    the following: (Bid per system)
    1. Sealing all joints, seams, and boots including the plenum in duct system with RCD #6
        or equivalent duct mastic (non-solvent based).
    2. NeighborImpact reserves the option to require an in-progress inspection to check the
        installation of duct sealing.
    3. NeighborImpact may also perform a pre and post blower door test to ensure that duct
        sealing has been performed adequately.
    4. Install in accordance with Specification Section 5.
    5. Insulate and seal duct runs that extend beyond the last register using blown-in or batt
        insulation.
    6. Block end register using rigid board insulation or metal deflector plates sealed with RCD
        #6 or equivalent duct mastic (non-solvent based).
    7. Install to Specification Section 17.

96. 97. Seal registers in single-wide mobile or double wide mobile home, not plenum price
    shall include the following: (Bid per system)
    1. Sealing all joints, seams, and boots, not including the plenum, in duct system with
        RCD #6 or equivalent duct mastic (non-solvent based).
    2. NeighborImpact reserves the option to require an in-progress inspection to check the
        installation of duct sealing.
    3. NeighborImpact may also perform a pre and post blower door test to ensure that duct
        sealing has been performed adequately.
    4. Install in accordance with Specification Section 5.
    5. Insulate and seal duct runs that extend beyond the last register using blown-in or batt
        insulation.
    6. Block end register using rigid board insulation or metal deflector plates sealed with RCD
        #6 or equivalent duct mastic (non-solvent based).
    7. Install to Specification Section 17.

98. Seal branch duct connection (cut open where identified) price shall include the following:
    (Bid per connection)
    1. Cut open rodent barrier.
    2. Seal branch connection with screws and RCD #6 or equivalent duct mastic (non-solvent
       based).
    3. Repaired disturbed insulation if necessary.
    4. Each access hole shall be patched and sealed with a material of equal or greater
       strength than the existing rodent barrier to create a positive seal.
    5. The patch shall be stapled in place using an outward clinch stapler.

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    6. Install to Specification Section 4.

99. Repair or patch belly board price shall include the following: (Bid per square foot)
    1. Material shall be of equal or greater strength than the existing rodent barrier.
    2. The patches shall be self-adhesive or sealed to rodent barrier to create a positive seal.
    3. The patches shall be stapled in place every 2” along edges and corners using an
       outward clinch stapler.
    4. Patches greater than 9 square feet shall be supported with twine to secure the patch.
    5. Install in accordance with Specification Section 16.

100. Remove and replace existing crossover duct price shall include the following: (Price
   per lineal foot)
   1. Removal and disposal of existing crossover duct.
   2. Shall be constructed of at least 30 gauge galvanized rigid sheet metal at least 10 inches
       in diameter.
   3. Shall include a transition boot and elbows, and mechanically fastened using MSD #6 or
       equivalent duct mastic (non-solvent based).
   4. Insulate with R-11 vinyl faced fiberglass insulation; secured with twine.
   5. Install in accordance with Specification Sections 5 & 17.

101. Install blue board/pink board under ducts price shall include the following: (Bid per
   square foot)
   1. Install blue board or pink board extruded polystyrene (Dow Styrofoam – blue/pink board)
       when ducts are in contact with the ground.
   2. Install to Specification Sections 5 & 17.

102. Insulate water heater cavity door price shall include the following: (Bid per one)
   1. Insulate to R-13 using rigid board or fiberglass insulation if fiberglass batt is used.
   2. Cover with Tyvek/FSK or equivalent.
   3. Twine or securely attach.
   4. Install to Specification Section 13.

103. Remove swamp cooler price shall include the following: (Bid per one)
   1. Removal and disposal of swamp cooler with permission from the home owner.
   2. Seal and patch hole in ceiling with sheetrock or plywood when necessary.
   3. Support and cover hole before installing rigid board insulation and EPDM.


WATER HEATER

104. 105. Insulate electric or gas water heater price shall include the following: (Bid per one)
     1. R-11 or greater
     2. Install in accordance with Specification Section 11.

106. Install pressure temperature relief valve price shall include: (Bid per one)
      1. The discharge tube shall not have any bends or trapped sections.
      2. The outlet end of the discharge tube shall not be threaded.
      3. The discharge tube shall be 6 inches from the bottom of the tank.
      4. Installed in accordance with manufacturers specifications ASME A 112.4.1



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MECHANICAL / VENTILATION

107. Install new bath fan, no prior fan exists, 80 CFM price shall include the following: (Bid
     per unit)
      1. Fan shall have a sone rating of 1.5 or less.
      2. Shall have an operating backdraft damper.
      3. Wiring shall be done by a licensed electrician.
      4. Install fan to manufacturer’s specifications and to Specification Section 9.
      5. Bath fan shall be vented with a roof jack or other positive connector and in accordance
         with Specification Section 1.

108. Install new bath fan, no prior fan exists, 110 CFM price shall include the following: (Bid
     per unit)
      1. Tamarack or equivalent control that is installed behind the switch plate for continuous
         operation at 25–30 cfm. Install to manufacturer’s specifications.
      2. Fan shall have a sone rating of 1.5 or less.
      3. Wiring shall be done by a licensed electrician.
      4. Install fan to manufacturer’s specifications and to Specification Section 9.
      5. Bath fan shall be vented with a roof jack or other positive connector and in accordance
         with Specification Section 1.

109. Remove and replace existing bath fan, 80 CFM price shall include the following: (Bid
     per unit)
     1. Fan shall have a sone rating of 1.5 or less.
     2. Shall have an operating backdraft damper.
     3. Wiring shall be done by a licensed electrician.
     4. Install fan to manufacturer’s specifications and to Specification Section 9.
     5. Bath fan shall be vented with a roof jack or other positive connector, and in
         accordance with Specification Section 1.

110. Remove and replace existing bath fan, 110 CFM price shall include the following: (Bid
     per unit)
     1. Tamarack or equivalent control that is installed behind the switch plate for continuous
         operation at 25 – 30 cfm. Install to manufacturer’s specifications.
     2. Fan shall have a sone rating of 1.5 or less.
     3. Install to manufacturer’s specifications and to Specification Section 9.
     4. Wiring shall be done by a licensed electrician.
     5. Bath fan shall be vented with a roof jack or other positive connector, and in
         accordance with Specification Section 1.

111. Install new bath fan motor and prop or kitchen fan motor and prop price shall include
      the following: (Bid per unit)
      1. Replace with like size motor and prop to achieve at least 50 cfm fan.
      2. Motor and prop shall be installed to manufacturer’s specifications and to Specification
          Section 9.
      3. Shall have an operating backdraft damper.

112. Vent existing bath fan price shall include the following: (Bid per one)
     1. Duct shall be smooth, rigid material, and mechanically fastened and substantially
        airtight to outside.


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      2. Ducts should not have traps or reversing horizontal runs and shall be substantially
         airtight to the outside.
      3. Shall be equipped with an operating back draft damper.
      4. Bath fan shall be vented with a roof jack or other positive connector.
      5. Install in accordance with Specification Section 1.

113. Install new kitchen fan, no prior fan exists, 80 CFM or better price shall include the
      following (Bid per unit)
      1. Duct shall be smooth, rigid 26 gauge-galvanized materials, and mechanically fastened.
      2. Ducts should not have traps or reversing horizontal runs and shall be substantially
           airtight to the outside.
      3. Shall be equipped with an operating back draft damper.
      4. Wiring shall be done by a licensed electrician.
      5. Kitchen fan shall be vented into a code approved metal vent cap with a positive seal
           and in accordance with Specification Section 1.
      6. Install fan to manufacturer’s specifications and to Specification Section 9.

114. Vent existing kitchen fan price shall include the following: (Bid per one)
     1. Duct shall be smooth, rigid 26 gauge-galvanized materials, and mechanically fastened.
     2. Ducts should not have traps or reversing horizontal runs and shall be substantially
        airtight to the outside.
     3. Shall be equipped with an operating back draft damper.
     4. Kitchen fan shall be vented into a code approved metal vent cap.
     5. Install in accordance with Specification Section 1.

115. Remove and replace existing kitchen hood fan, 80 CFM or better price shall include
     the following: (Bid per unit)
     1. Duct shall be smooth, rigid 26 gauge-galvanized materials, and mechanically fastened.
     2. Ducts should not have traps or reversing horizontal runs and shall be substantially
         airtight to the outside.
     3. Shall be equipped with an operating back draft damper.
     4. Wiring shall be done by a licensed electrician.
     5. Kitchen fan shall be vented into a code approved metal vent cap.
     6. Install in accordance with Specification Sections 1 & 9.

116. Furnish and install dryer vent price shall include the following: (Bid per complete
     replacement)
     1. May include cutting the hole in the rim joist or the wall.
     2. Maximum of 3 feet flex duct can be used to connect dryer to connect ducting.
     3. Ducting shall be smooth, rigid with required fittings.
     4. All connections shall be sealed with metal heat tape. Screws or other fasteners shall
        not protrude into the duct.
     5. Install dryer vent cap with back draft damper.
     6. Install in accordance with Specification Section 3.

117. Furnish and install dryer vent cap only price shall include the following: (Bid per one)
     1. Maximum of 3 feet flex duct can be used to connect dryer to ducting.
     2. Install dryer vent cap with back draft damper.
     3. Install in accordance with Specification Section 3.



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118. Remove and replace dryer duct & vent cap to existing dryer price shall include the
     following: (Bid per one)
     1. Maximum of 3 feet flex duct can be used to connect dryer to ducting.
     2. Ducting shall be smooth, rigid with required fittings.
     3. All connections shall be sealed with metal heat tape. Screws or other fasteners shall
          not protrude into the duct.
     4. Install dryer vent cap with back draft damper.
     5. Install in accordance with Specification Section 3.

119. Furnish & install Fresh Air 80 price shall include the following: (Bid per one)
     1. Install according to manufacturer’s specifications.
     2. Fresh Air 80 shall be installed within 2 feet of ceiling.

120. Furnish & install CAR grille in door price shall include the following (Bid per grille)
     1. Provide adequate sized grille.
     2. Install to Specification Sections 8 & 17.


WINDOWS

121. 122. 123. 124. Install a vinyl replacement window that has a U-value of .35 or better
     less than 10 square feet or between 10–20 square feet or between 20–30 square feet
     or greater than 30 square feet price shall include the following: (Bid per square foot)
     1. Install new sealed or cedar wood stop, flashing, interior moldings, screws, glazing
         tape, and any required caulking to stop infiltration.
     2. Remove and dispose of the existing window.
     3. The window shall be installed to current building standards.
     4. Install in accordance with Specification Section 7.

125. 126. Window replacement (add obscure or safety glass) price shall include the
     following: (Bid per square foot):
     1. Material ONLY.

127. 128. IGU replacement less than 10 sq ft or more than 10 sq ft price shall include the
     following: (Bid per square foot)
     1. Replacement of IGU with like kind
     2. Shall be sealed to frame with double sticking glazing tape
     3. Install to industry standards

129. 130. 131. Vinyl patio door replacement (60x80), (72x80) or (96x80) shall have a u
     value of .35 or better price shall include the following: (Bid per one)
     1. New door shall fit into rough opening and open and close without biding or dragging.
     2. New door shall be equipped with a secure lock and an operable screen door.
     3. Install new sealed or cedar wood stop, flashing, interior moldings, screws, glazing tape
         and any required caulking to stop infiltration.
     4. Remove and dispose of the old patio door.
     5. Installed to current building standards
     6. Install to Specification Section 7.




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132. 133. Add safety glass or double strength glass when required price shall include the
     following: (Bid per square foot)
     1. Include glazing points and compound.
     2. The glass must be installed in accordance with Specification Section 7.

134. 135. Remove and replace glass in aluminum sash or wood sash price shall include the
     following: (Bid per square foot)
     1. The glass must be installed in accordance with Specification Section 7.


PRESSURE BALANCING / MOISTURE MITIGATION / HOUSE PERFORMANCE
ASSESSMENT

136. Blower door test and report price shall include the following: (Bid per test)
     1. Labor ONLY
     2. Test results shall be submitted with invoice.

137. Worst case test and report price shall include the following: (Bid per test)
     1. Labor ONLY.
     2. Test results shall be submitted with invoice.
     3. Perform to Specification Appendix P.

138. Basic test and report price shall include the following: (Bid for entire test package)
     1. Labor ONLY.
     2. Perform blower door test
     3. Perform zonal test
     4. Perform worst case test
     5. Test results shall be submitted with invoice.
     6. Perform to Specification Section 8.

139. Advanced test and report price shall include the following: (Bid for entire test package)
     1. Labor ONLY.
     2. Perform blower door test
     3. Perform duct blaster test
     4. Perform zonal test
     5. Perform worst case test
     6. Room to room pressures diagnostics
     7. Test results shall be submitted with invoice.
     8. Perform to Specification Section 8.

140. Under cut door price shall include the following: (Bid per door)
     1. Perform to Specification Section 8 and Appendix U.

141. Furnish & install by-pass grilles in door price shall include the following: (Bid per pair)
     1. The size shall be determined by excessive pressure relief required; minimum is 8” by
        16” inches.
     2. Install to Specification Section 8.

142. Furnish & install by-pass grilles in wall price shall include the following: (Bid per pair)
     1. The grilles and wall cavities must be sealed to prevent air leakage.


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      2. Install to Specification Section 8.

143. Furnish & install by-pass grilles in ceiling price shall include the following: (Bid per
     pair)
     1. Includes cross-over duct (include 10 lineal feet of ducting).
     2. The grilles and wall cavities must be sealed to prevent air leakage.
     3. Install to Specification Section 8.

144. Add fresh air into the return price shall include the following: (Bid per one)
     1. Materials shall include rigid ducting or R-8 Flex Duct used for HVAC systems; metal
        zip screws, tension bands, and duct mastic (duct tape is not acceptable).
     2. Ducting shall be substantially air tight to a roof vent.
     3. Diameter should be no greater than necessary to relieve negative pressure.
     4. Perform to Specification Section 8.

145. Restrict the flow of exhaust fans price shall include the following: (Bid per one)
     1. Includes supply ducts and fresh air inlets.
     2. The damper must be sized to match the fan’s exhaust port opening.
     3. Restriction should be no greater than necessary to relieve negative pressure.




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