This preliminary assessment (PA) template is for use with the 2008 a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) energy savings performance contract (ESPC). Energy service companies (ESCOs) can use this template for the PA they are required to conduct in an ESPC under the DOE IDIQ. This PA template was developed from a PA from an actual ESPC project. Names, locations, and project details have been altered to not reveal proprietary information about the agency or ESCO.