Procurement Info

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


Effective July 1 - June 30

 

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 Certification

MWBE On line Application

Doing Business with New York State & Leveraging your Certification

Certification made easy

 

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 businesshttps://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/starting-managing-business/managing-business/forms

Small Business Applicationhttps://www.sba.gov/content/8a-business-development-bd-program-application
 


SBA Learning Center - to help assist you with your businesshttps://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/search/training