Ameren Illinois is looking for an exceptional business partner that has proven organizational and staff experience with research, evaluation, strategic planning, effective collaboration and expert program/project management to conduct two Assessments of the Market Development Initiative (MDI). The selected supplier will complete 2 assessments between 2022-2025, with the first assessment beginning immediately following selection.

The focus of the Assessments is on two key channels of the MDI:
Community Based Organizations Partner Strategies — Partnerships with community-based organizations to deliver energy efficiency resources to their clients and communities
Diverse Vendor Procurement Program — Efforts to identify ready, willing and able diverse firms offering services in the Ameren Illinois service area and to expand procurement opportunities within energy efficiency to these firms.

The MDI Assessment Request for Proposals (RFP) process is being facilitated by ENCOLOR LLC. All information related to the RFP, as well as other resources for potential bidders, will be provided on this site.

The schedule for the RFP process is shown below, but exact dates are subject to change:

RFP Release DateSept. 6, 2022
Bidder(s) Conference CallSept. 13, 2022
Bidder(s) Questions SubmittedSept. 26, 2022
Responses to Bidder(‘s) QuestionsSept. 26 – 30, 2022
Intent to BidOct. 5, 2022
Bidder Proposal(s) Submissions DueOct. 14, 2022
Proposal Review and Bidder SelectionOctober/November 2022
Notification of Bid Selection(s)November 2022
ContractingNovember/December, 2022

*estimated dates, subject to change