Waldoboro’s Energy Committee has formally requested interested parties to submit their qualifications to correct air leakages in the town’s municipal and Department of Public Works buildings and in the Friendship Street School. The town has publicly advertised for expressions of interest and is requesting pre-qualification documents to be submitted to the town office by Nov. 24.

The results of inspections that MGC Energy Audits of Damariscotta completed in all three town buildings confirm the need to address air leakage problems to reduce oil and electricity bills. MGC submitted its audit report to the town on Aug. 25. Copies are available at the Waldoboro Town Office.

Waldoboro’s Board of Selectmen created the Energy Committee pursuant to efforts to obtain grant monies and other financial resources to evaluate the town’s energy usage and to reduce the town’s energy costs. Members of the Energy Committee are Mark Vannoy, George Seaver, Hans Nicolaisen, Joe Carey, Steve Bird and Bob Butler.

The Energy Committee will review qualified candidates to conduct the work and then send pre-qualified candidates a request for proposal. The Energy Committee will evaluate all submitted proposals and may select one of them for presentation to the town manager and the Board of Selectmen for their consideration.

Partial funding for the project, if awarded, will come from additional Community Development Block Grant monies, for which Waldoboro has received in-principle approval.

The Energy Committee expects to receive pre-qualification documents by Nov. 24 and to select a slate of bidders by Dec. 2. The committee hopes to send out requests for proposals no later than Monday, Dec. 6 to the list of pre-qualified bidders and to make a selection for the work and request the town manager and Board of Selectmen to award a contract on Tuesday, Jan. 25.