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Public Notice of Request for Proposals  

PUBLIC NOTICE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
TO DEVELOP NEW MEXICO CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION PARTNERSHIPS
THROUGH THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO
ENERGY, MINERALS AND NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT,
ENERGY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT DIVISION

The State of New Mexico, Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), Energy Conservation and Management Division (ECMD) is requesting proposals from individuals, firms, and institutions of higher education to conduct climate education and outreach with government agencies, local and tribal governments, non-profit organizations, and the public in all 33 New Mexico counties to train stakeholders in local and tribal governments and community-based organizations to identify vulnerabilities, risks, and mitigation options related to natural hazards likely to be exacerbated by projected climatic shifts.

This project focuses on 1) stakeholder engagement and partnership activities related to climate adaptation and resilience; 2) tools and training to increase state, local, and tribal government capacity related to climate adaptation and resilience; and 3) sustained outreach, relationship development, and partnership support activities to maintain and communicate progress.

Eligible Offerors shall have experience in technical assistance and facilitation expertise to conduct outreach and engagement workshops with a spectrum of stakeholders including but not limited to, state agencies, local and tribal governments, non-profit organizations, academia, private industry, and the public.

In the event of a state or national health emergency, successful Offeror shall follow all state and local guidelines for as long as those guidelines are in effect as they apply to the work of any contract which may result from this Request for Proposals (RFP).

The successful Offeror shall develop tools and training materials for building climate action awareness and providing technical assistance in developing local climate action plans to local and tribal government stakeholders.

The successful Offeror will focus on working with stakeholders to better understand risks and vulnerabilities associated with the natural hazards likely to increase due to climate change. The workshops required in this task will focus on increasing stakeholders’ knowledge of the effects of climate change and promoting a common understanding of the concepts of climate adaptation and resilience across the state.

Potential Offerors may download a complete copy of the Request for Proposals from the ECMD website: https://www.emnrd.nm.gov/ecmd/about-us/requests-for-proposals-applications/.

Questions regarding this RFP shall be addressed to:

Robert Gomez
Resilience Coordinator
Energy Conservation and Management Division
Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department
1220 S. St. Francis Dr.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Telephone: (505) 490-2356

ECMD will conduct a non-mandatory pre-proposal conference for potential Offerors at 10 a.m. MST on December 06, 2022, via WebEx. The purpose of the pre-proposal conference is to provide Offerors an opportunity to be briefed on this procurement and to ask questions about the procurement process. Please contact the ECMD Contact Person, to request a meeting invitation.

Offerors shall submit one proposal in PDF format to the Contact Person via email at Robert.Gomez@emnrd.nm.gov no later than 3 p.m. MT December 20, 2022. EMNRD shall not accept proposals received after this date and shall make absolutely no exceptions for proposals not received by the appointed time.

This public notice is given pursuant to NMSA 1978, Section 13-1-113. The Procurement Code, NMSA 1978, Sections 13-1-28 through -199, imposes civil and criminal penalties for its violation. In addition, New Mexico criminal statutes impose felony penalties for bribes, gratuities, and kickbacks.

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