Below are electronic versions of Golden Field Office Reading Room documents that were created after November 1, 1996, per the requirements of the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendment of 1996. Most documents are available in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF).
- GO-12-043 Redacted Sapphire FOIA
- Sapphire Energy, Inc.
Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs)
Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) allow Federal agencies to accomplish energy savings projects without up-front capital costs and without special Congressional appropriations. See 42 U.S.C. § 8287, et seq.
Although the DOE Golden Field Office (Golden) awards and administers DOE’s Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) ESPCs, these “master umbrella contracts” establish only a broad statement of work and allow Federal agencies to issue ESPC delivery orders and/or task orders under them. Golden does not generally maintain copies of site-specific ESPC delivery orders, task orders, or modifications.
Rather, the Federal agency offices that award delivery and/or task orders under DOE’s IDIQ ESPC contracts are responsible for negotiating their terms and conditions and making any necessary payments to the contractor. Additionally, these Federal agency offices are responsible for maintaining a master copy of their delivery and/or task orders, as well as all associated modifications or deliverables. It is therefore our recommendation that FOIA requests for contracts covering specific ESPC projects be submitted to the particular site-specific agency.
For a detailed listing of orders awarded under DOE’s ESPC IDIQ contracts, please access the website site below. You will be able to see all Energy Service Companies and the specific Federal agencies that awarded particular ESPC delivery orders and/or task orders.
- In addition, a generic copy of DOE’s IDIQ ESPC contract is available for public view