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 (FEMP) provides project facilitators (PF) 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.
All DOE indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity ESPC projects shall be done with a qualified PF or project facilitator team. The default for the use of DOE's ESPC contract will be the use of a DOE-designated PF provided on a reimbursable basis as required by statute. For guidelines on how project facilitators can become DOE-approved, see Project Facilitation and Quality Assurance for Federal ESPCs.