ESPC ESAs Implemented Using the DOE ESPC ENABLE Contract Vehicle

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Other ESPC ESA Contract Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) ENABLE contract vehicle can be used to implement an ESPC energy sales agreement (ESA) for federal distributed energy projects, which are referred to as ESA energy conservation measures (ECMs). An ESA ECM can be bundled with other ECMs or stand alone as a single ECM.

DOE ESPC ENABLE provides a standardized and streamlined procurement process to help federal agencies implement basic ECMs under an ESPC. The DOE ESPC ENABLE process uses a set of pre-established procurement and technical tools to administer projects through the General Services Administration (GSA) Supply Schedule SIN 334512. There are more than 20 DOE qualified energy service companies (ESCOs) on the Schedule. The DOE ESPC ENABLE process includes an investment-grade audit but no preliminary assessment is required.

Start an ESPC ESA

To start an ESPC ESA, an agency should review the ESPC ESA requirements and benefits, the ESPC ESA fact sheet, and the tools and templates below. For questions, more information, or assistance:

DOE ESPC ESA ENABLE Tools and Templates

A number of general tools and templates are available to streamline the ESPC procurement process and help agencies expedite project development and award. Below is a list of ESA-specific templates to assist in project development.

ESPC ESA Toolkit

While the ESPC ESA Toolkit is specific to the site-specific/stand-alone contract vehicle, much information in the toolkit is useful for ESA ECMs implemented using the DOE ESPC ENABLE process. Contact FEMP for assistance with using Toolkit information for an ESA ECM using the ENABLE contract vehicle.

The Procurement Specifications Templates for On-Site Solar Photovoltaic: For Use in Developing Federal Solicitations is a resource that is complementary to the toolkit and includes language that can be included in the statement of work.