About Our Program
NYSWDA conducts activities to assist both Weatherization Assistance Programs (WAP) and NYSERDA low-income residential programs in obtaining bulk purchase pricing benefits. NYSWDA’s procurement program provides regional pricing not only on basic energy conservation but health & safety materials, lead safe work practice materials, new construction windows, R-5 windows, fire rated foam, power vented water heaters, air conditioners, refrigerator/freezers and hybrid heat pump water heaters.
These products are priced using a formal sealed bid process on an annual basis. Results comply with the current Weatherization Policies and Procedures. The vendor list for these bids is continually updated and maintained, and is made up of both local and major suppliers.
The general categories and brief description of the items included in our bid are as follows:
- Baseload: aerators & showerheads, radiator valves
- Air Infiltration: caulk, one & two component foam, weatherstripping,door sweeps, air conditioning covers, hot water tank covers, pipe wrap, recessed light covers, attic hatch insulation
- Lamps: LEDs
- Detectors & Alarms: smoke detectors, carbon monoxide alarms & combination
- Insulation: batt or roll and blown insulation
- Health & Safety: masks, cartridges, safety glasses, hard hats, Tyvek suits, poly, tape, etc.
- Standard Windows: all styles and sizes
- R-5 Windows: all styles and sizes
- Mobile Homes: furnaces, accessories, doors, windows, belly patch fabric, etc.
- ASHRAE 62.2 products: vents and controls
NYSWDA acts as an intermediary between the vendors and agencies, addressing performance, pricing, and quality issues as necessary.
NYSWDA serves as a procurement resource by providing answers to member questions regarding specs, vendor info, new technology, and providing useful information for both NYSWDA’s statewide and local agency bids.
NYSWDA also works to educate vendors on the Weatherization network and home performance industry.
Bid Type Annual Bid Cycle
Statewide Materials Bid-currently released
Effective April 1 – March 31
Refrigerator/Freezer, Hot Water Heater/Heat Pump Water Heater and Room Air Conditioner & Sleeves Bid
Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises Participation
NYSWDA encourages the participation of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) in its procurement projects. NYSWDA is committed to achieving the statewide goal of increasing opportunities for New York State Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises.
Any vendor that feels it may meet the state requirements for certification is encouraged to visit the NYS Department of Economic Development for more information about the program and how to apply for certification. If you need assistance, please contact NYSWDA and we can walk you through the process.
Please visit the following links:
Division of Minority and Women's Business Development at
MWBE On line Application
U.S. Small Business Administration
Helpful information: https://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/starting-managing-business/managing-business
Forms to use to register your small business: https://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/starting-managing-business/managing-business/forms
Small Business Application: https://www.sba.gov/content/8a-business-development-bd-program-application
SBA Learning Center - to help assist you with your business: https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/search/training