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Request for Proposals

PUC RFP-2022-2 Pa. USF Administrator

Date of Issuance - January 14, 2022, 8:00 a.m.

This Request for Proposals (RFP) provides interested contractors with sufficient information to enable them to prepare and submit proposals for consideration by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission  to administer the Pennsylvania Universal Service Fund (Pa. USF or Fund) estimated from May 1, 2022, through and including June 30, 2027, pursuant to Commission regulations at 52 Pa. Code §§ 63.161 – 63.171.

The Pa. USF was created to reduce and restructure access charges and intraLATA toll rates, and to encourage greater toll competition while enabling carriers to continue to preserve the affordability of local service rates.  Regulations may be found in the Pennsylvania Code for Universal Service at 52 Pa. Code §§ 63.161-63.171. Related orders and pertinent information regarding the Pa. USF page.

Vendors must be a registered vendor in the SRM Supplier Portal and JAGGAER to respond.  

Mandatory Information Session with BDISBO is Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.

Deadline to submit Questions through the JAGGAER Q&A Board is Friday, January 28, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.  

Answers to questions will be posted to the JAGGAER Q&A Board within five (5) business days. 

Please monitor JAGGAER for all communications regarding the RFP on an ongoing basis.

Sealed proposal must be received in JAGGAER by Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.



Request for Proposals - USF External Auditor PUC RFP 2021-1

RFP-2021-1 (PDF) or Word

This Request for Proposals (RFP) provides interested accounting firms with sufficient information to enable them to prepare and submit proposals for consideration by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (Commission or PUC), the Issuing Office, to conduct a financial statement audit of the statements, assets, liabilities, and fund balance covering both collections and disbursements of the Pennsylvania Universal Service Fund (Pa USF or Fund) for the previous fiscal year. The audit will be conducted pursuant to the Commission’s statutory authority at 66 Pa.C.S. §§ 331, 501, 506, and 516 (a) and (c), and its regulatory authority at 52 Pa. Code § 63.168

The term of the Contract will be from the Effective Date of the Contract until July 31, 2026, and, if requested by the Commission, one optional one-year term thereafter.

The sole point of contact is the Issuing Officer Spencer Nahf, at or 717-787-5164.  Please refer all inquiries to the Issuing Officer.

The deadline to submit Questions via email to the Issuing Officer Spencer Nahf at is Friday, March 26, 2021.

Answers to any questions will be posted to this webpage on Friday, April 2, 2021.

Proposals must be received by the Issuing Office via email at the email address indicated in SectinI-11 of the RFP by 3 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021.


Request for Proposals - Act 129 Statewide Evaluator PUC RFP 2020-2 

RFP-2020-2 (PDF) or Word

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Bureau of Technical Utility Services seeks to retain the services of a contractor who will perform as the Commission’s Act 129 Statewide Evaluator.  The Commission has been charged by the Pennsylvania General Assembly pursuant to Act 129 of 2008 with establishing an energy efficiency and conservation program. 66 Pa.C.S. §§ 2806.1 and 2806.2.  The energy efficiency and conservation program requires each electric distribution company (EDC) with at least 100,000 customers to adopt a plan to reduce peak energy demand and energy consumption within its service territory. 66 Pa.C.S. § 2806.1.  In order to fulfill this obligation, on June 18, 2020, the Commission entered an Implementation Order at Docket No. M-2020-3015228.  As part of the Implementation Order and Act 129, the Commission seeks a Statewide Evaluator to evaluate the EDCs’ Phase IV energy efficiency and conservation programs.

The sole point of contact in the Commonwealth for this RFP shall be the Issuing Officer, Darren D. Gill, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Technical Utility Services at email  Due to the COVID-19 Emergency, please communicate only via email, as staff is telecommuting and not in the office, and thus is not able to receive office phone calls and has limited access to physical mail service.

The contract will be a six-year, fixed term, price not-to-exceed, fee-for-service contract, estimated to start in March 2021 and end on February 28, 2027.  

The deadline to submit questions via email regarding this RFP is October 30, 2020.  Please submit questions to Darren Gill at

Answers to submitted questions will be posted on this webpage by November 6, 2020.

  • Answers to Questions posed by potential bidders.
  • Section I-8 of the RFP provided that if an Offeror that had questions about the RFP, the Offeror must submit those questions by email to the Issuing Officer and that the Issuing Officer would post the final questions and answers by the deadline stated on the Calendar of Events

  • All questions and responses as posted to the website are considered as an addendum to, and part of, this RFP in accordance with RFP Part I, Section I-9.  Each Offeror shall be responsible to monitor the website for new or revised RFP information.  The Issuing Office shall not be bound by any verbal information nor shall it be bound by any written information that is not either contained within the RFP or formally issued as an addendum by the Issuing Office.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, November 30, 2020 by 3 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, proposals must be submitted electronically to the Issuing Officer Darren Gill at  

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