The Department of Energy has determined that the Norwich University Solar Decathlon proposal is within the 'Competitive Range'. What does that mean? See the note below from Jeffery Soltesz (NREL) regarding the upcoming schedule.
Thank you for submitting a response to the Solar Decathlon 2011 Request for Proposals (RFP), and we greatly appreciate your patience with the delay of notification. I am happy to inform you that your proposal is within the competitive range. However, final selection of the successful teams has not been made at this time. We are currently working on amending the RFP to provide for further evaluation of the conceptual designs for near-term housing solutions from competitive offerers.
The competitive range of proposals for the subject RFP was determined in accordance with the "Source Evaluation and Selection Process" as described in the RFP. Since your proposal has been determined to be within the competitive range you are eligible to move forward and compete in the next phase of the selection process. We are still working out a few details, but an amendment to the RFP including a conceptual design submittal, and associated evaluation criteria, will be posted on the Solar Decathlon website no later than January 20, 2010. Teams in the competitive range are encouraged to begin working on the conceptual design effort, consistent with your proposal, with an anticipated due date of mid-March. A draft version of the Solar Decathlon 2011 rules is expected to be issued by January 31, 2010. Notification of the final team selections are anticipated to be in mid-April.
I apologize that I am unable to provide specific details in this message, however once the final details of the RFP amendment are finalized and posted to the Solar Decathlon website, I will send a notification message which will also provide a link to the amendment.
Thank you again for your patience and interest in the Solar Decathlon 2011!!!
Jeff Soltesz , NREL Subcontract Administrator