DOEThe Dept. of Energy is preparing to release an RFP to handle PR for its $2B division fostering energy efficiency and renewable energy technology.

Expected to cover public and media relations, digital communications and public affairs, among other tasks, the DOE slates a one-year contract with three option years for a firm in the Washington, D.C., area to work with its Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy office.

The U.S. Senate this month confirmed Ernest Moniz, a strong supporter of renewable energy, as Secretary of Energy. The EERE office administers loan and grant programs, produces media campaigns, and fosters administration plans for clean energy in sectors like manufacturing and transportation.

The RFP is slated to be released on June 6 with work expected to begin in late October.