Request for Proposals
Wyoming Alternative Fuels in Transportation
Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition’s (YTCEC) mission is to displace the use of petroleum in the regional transportation sector, improve air quality through reduced harmful exhaust emissions, and increase energy security and sustainability. This is accomplished primarily through the promotion of alternative fuels and vehicles, integrated transportation systems, and conservation strategies and technologies that benefit the public interest by reducing energy consumption, particularly of petroleum-based fuels. We are located in Jackson, Wyoming, but serving the Greater Yellowstone Area.
Wyoming Alternative Fuels in Transportation Training:
Wyoming Alternative Fuels in Transportation Training is a program of Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition. This program is funded in part through an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Education Grant. The program is designed to serve as a model for increasing energy literacy and providing students and community members the information necessary to critically think and evaluate alternative fuels and strategies with the best application in various situations.
The program has two goals: (1) create an alternative transportation fuel and vehicle technologies curriculum for school and community programs and (2) facilitate a statewide workshop series educating teachers (formal and informal), non-profit leaders, and community leaders about air pollution reduction through alternative transportation fuels, vehicle technologies, and strategies (example: idle-reduction campaign) and train these participants to lead programs in their respective schools and communities.
Purpose of the Program: To advance the quality and consistency of teaching about alternative transportation fuels and vehicle technologies in schools and informal community education. The curriculum will provide teachers (formal and informal), non-profit leaders, and community leaders access to activities and lesson plans adaptable to the environmental context of their respective communities.
Expected Final Product Description: The final product will be a pilot-tested and user-friendly curriculum targeted at students, grades 3-6, 6-8, 9-12 and adult learners. The curriculum should include an instructor manual, diagrams, games, and a student manual. The instructor and student manuals should include an introduction and chapters covering biodiesel, ethanol, propane, compressed natural gas, electricity, idle-reduction, and technologies and resources. The instructor manual should include a syllabus and directions for activities and lesson plans. The curriculum materials should address issues relevant to Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain west.
The curriculum must be compliant with the Next Generation Science Standards and list which performance expectations are met. http://www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards.
The curriculum will refer to content and resources provided by the following:
The National Alternative Fuels Training Center – Petroleum Reduction Technologies http://www.naftc.wvu.edu/cleancitieslearningprogram/petroleumreduction
US Department of Energy – Alternative Fuels Data Center
Contractor is required to provide a hard copy and an electronic copy of all documents.
Outcomes: To provide teachers (formal and informal), non-profit leaders, students, and community members the basic knowledge of available alternative fuels and vehicle technologies, provide them with the information necessary to make informed transportation decisions in their every day lives and provide them the tools necessary to be an environmentally literate citizen capable of organizing alternative transportation initiatives in their school or community.
- Total Project Funding and Number of Awards:
- One award with funding not to exceed $9,400.00 available upon completion of project deliverables.
- Travel expenses included in award amount.
- Timeframe for Completion of Project
- Start Date: November 18th, 2013
- End Date: February 24th, 2013
Project Activities: Contractor must be available to meet in person with Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition staff upon project initiation and provide bi-weekly meetings until completion date of curriculum, February 24th, 2013. Minimum one in-person meeting.
Proposal Requirements: Please provide a resume, sample lesson plan, budget, project timeline for curriculum deliverable completion and contact information for two references. Sample lesson plan should be specific to electric vehicles.
For content and resources, refer to: http://www.afdc.energy.gov/fuels/electricity.html
- Award can be made to schools, colleges, universities, not-for-profit organizations, agencies, or individuals.
- Business entities must be able to provide DUNS number to receive contract award.
- Demonstration of relevant curriculum development experience
- Review of references
- Sample lesson plan
- Must adhere to Next Generation Science Standards
- Age-Appropriate Content
- Completeness of budget and timeline
- Preference given to those located regionally, although does not exclude those not regionally located
Proposal deadline: Monday, November 11th.
To inquire about this RFP please contact Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition, Program Coordinator Alicia Cox at Alicia@ytcleanenergy.org or (810) 955-5811.
Please submit proposals in PDF and Word format to Alicia@ytcleanenergy.org with the subject line: Proposal: WAFT Curriculum Developer Contract