Federal agencies developing U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) energy savings performance contract (ESPC) projects are required to work with a qualified project facilitator. Project facilitators are experienced, unbiased advisors who guide the agency acquisition team through the ESPC process.
The Federal Energy Management Program provides project facilitators at no cost for the early development of ESPC projects through agency review of the energy service company's preliminary assessment. After that, services are provided on a reimbursable basis (covering labor costs and travel) executed through an interagency agreement with the DOE Golden Field Office. Agencies have the option of providing their own qualified project facilitators.
To start working on an ESPC project, contact a federal project executive.