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FEMP's ESPC process guides the way from start to finish.

Energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) allow federal agencies to procure energy savings and facility improvements with no up-front capital costs or special appropriations from Congress. An ESPC is a partnership between an agency and an energy service company (ESCO).

Since the inception of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) ESPCs in 1998, agencies have used the ESPC contracting vehicle since 1998 to significantly reduce energy and operating costs and make progress toward meeting federal sustainability goals.

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides agencies with expert assistance, guidance, and training to help them implement ESPC projects that are technically excellent, legally sound, and a good deal for the government. FEMP's activity in this area stems from the legislation that authorizes federal ESPCs, which also made FEMP the federal organization responsible for creating and providing services to enable all agencies to implement successful ESPC projects.

FEMP is authorized by statute to establish appropriate procedures and methods for use by federal agencies with regard to the ESPC program. See 42 U.S.C. § 8287(b)(1)(A); 10 C.F.R. § 436.30(a).


About ESPCs
Defines ESPCs and the types of available contracts available and explains key characteristics and benefits.
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Describes this streamlined procurement process for small federal projects to install energy conservation measures in six months or less.
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ESPC Project Summaries
Snapshots of successful projects completed at facilities and campuses.
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ESPC team contacts offer expert assistance with implementing federal ESPC projects.
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ESPC Quality Assurance
Outlines the advantages of ESPCs over other types of government acquisitions including guaranteed savings and guidance.
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Details this project structure, which uses the multiyear ESPC authority to implement distributed energy projects.
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Lists guidance, documents, and tools to help federal agencies implement successful ESPC projects.
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Case Studies
Browse case studies of successful federal projects.
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Key Resources

Describes FEMP's live and on-demand ESPC training opportuntities.
Tool enables agencies and ESCOs to preserve, track, and report information on their energy projects.
Tool helps agencies create a notice of opportunity that complies with requirements and meets agency needs.
Guidelines chart project development support for indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity energy savings performance contracts.

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