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additional information for contractors

The information collected here will help contractors better understand bidding and reporting requirements for Efficiency Kansas projects.

Preparing Bids

When soliciting bids for specific improvements, customers will give contractors the detailed specifications they received from their energy auditor.

  • All bids must be final bids. Contractors are encouraged to inspect the property thoroughly before submitting bids.
  • Customers solicit one or more bids for the improvements they want to implement (Efficiency Kansas requires them to start at top of list of prioritized improvements and work down.)
  • All bids must be final bids; contractors are encouraged to inspect the property thoroughly before submitting bids.
  • Customers will provide contractors with the Contractor Terms and Conditions form and Davis Bacon Acknowledgement; these documents must be signed and submitted with final bids.
  • Under no circumstances will the State Energy Office finance more than the amount approved in the Energy Conservation Plan. Amount invoiced can not exceed final bid unless contractor has written approval from the customer to deviate from the original bid. Any excess costs will be the customer's responsibility.

Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA)

Funds for Efficiency Kansas are provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The ARRA requires that all contractors pay prevailing wages as set forth in DBRA, and submit certified payroll to the State Energy Office. Additional information about DBRA can be found in the Efficiency Kansas Program Manual.

Other Requirements

All contractors and crew members will be responsible for complying with the EPA's Renovation Repair and Painting (RRP) regulations as enforced by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Additional information for contractors can be found in the Efficiency Kansas Program Manual, and Efficiency Kansas Installation and Materials Manual.

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keep up-to-date on efficiency kansas

1/19/2010 Mid American Credit Union recently joined the growing list of Efficiency Kansas Partner Lenders--we now have 15 lenders, with 93 locations statewide.

12/29/09 Interested in getting trained as an energy auditor? Check out upcoming trainings in Wichita (Jan. 25-29) and Greensburg (Feb. 8-12). See News for more information.

12/29/09 We still have about 20 scholarships available for energy auditor training.

12/21/09 Kansas Gas Service has filed an application with the Kansas Corporation Commission to become an Efficiency Kansas Partner Utility. See News for more information.

12/15/09 Don't forget... the first 1,000 participants will receive a $350 promotional rebate for the energy audit! Loans are being made, so contact a participating lender or utility soon!