Document presents the current U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Qualified List of Energy Service Companies (ESCOs). The DOE Qualified List of ESCOs is required by the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (as implemented by 10 CFR 436.32). It is the initial component of the federal government’s multi-tiered ESCO evaluation for energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) procurements.

The DOE Qualified List evaluation process is intended as a preliminary, baseline review of the ESCOs' technical and financial capabilities (please see the link below for the DOE Qualified List application criteria and requirements). As the DOE Qualified List does not provide direct business opportunities, additional evaluations are legally required by federal government users to award contracts for federal ESPC projects. Federal agency contracting officers determine the award of ESPC project contracts based on the requirements and evaluation criteria of each specific procurement opportunity, and the extent to which the technical capabilities, staff, management, experience, and price of the responding ESCOs align with those requirements. Most of the federal government's evaluation of an ESCO is conducted in response to an ESCO's bid for a specific contract. The DOE Qualified List, therefore, is the beginning of the federal procurement process specifically for ESPC projects.

All DOE Qualified List of ESCOs users (including state and local government and private-sector users) are encouraged to review ESCOs' technical capabilities and experience to determine consistency with the users' particular needs. State and local government and private-sector users should also consider further ESCO scrutiny for selection to specific project opportunities.

For more information, contact Douglas Eisemann (571-454-1420, with questions regarding the DOE Qualified List of ESCOs.

Important: Please refer to the DOE Qualified Energy Service Companies for application criteria, requirements, instructions, and guidance.