The Delaware Division of the Public Advocate is statutorily charged with advocating for the lowest reasonable rates for residential and small commercial customers of public utilities (electric, natural gas, water, wastewater) regulated by the Delaware Public Service Commission ("PSC"). To fulfill that obligation, the DPA will, as needed, issue Requests for Proposals ("RFPs") seeking the expertise of individuals and firms in a variety of areas including, but not limited to: cost of service, rate design, revenue requirements, cost of capital, accounting, taxes, engineering, renewable energy, energy efficiency and other issues or topics that may arise in the area of public utility regulation.

RFPs issued by the DPA are included in the Bid Solicitation Directory under the Agency Code "STA." To be notified of RFPs issued by the DPA, you may register with the Delaware Notification Services Website. Detailed information on registering is available in the Step by Step Guide. RFPs issued by the DPA are generally under the UNSPSC code "81101516"; therefore, under GOVERNMENT SUPPORT SERVICES, you'll need to scroll down the list and check GS_81100000 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES. IMPORTANT: You must register with the Delaware Notification Services to be notified of RFPs issued by the DPA; no other notification will be provided. Even if you are a current or recent vendor, you must still register with the Delaware Notification Services to receive RFP notifications from the DPA.

For information about working with the State, please see theDoing Business with the State Topic Page.