DOE Issues IDIQ Energy Savings Performance Contracts Solicitation

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Federal Energy Management Program Update


Department of Energy Announces Solicitation for Improving the Efficiency of Energy and Water Infrastructure in Federal Facilities

On July 7, 2020 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a solicitation for energy and water saving contracts to private-sector companies that will help improve the efficiency and address the infrastructure needs of federal facilities. DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, on behalf of its Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), will award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) energy savings performance contracts (ESPC) to multiple vendors.

ESPCs help federal agencies improve efficiency, resiliency, and security. They also improve infrastructure by streamlining contract funding for energy management projects. Under an ESPC, the contractor designs, constructs, and installs an energy and water savings project that meets the federal agency’s needs and provides the necessary financing, with no required initial cost to the federal agency.

To date, FEMP-administered IDIQ contracts have resulted in $7.5 billion in energy conservation measures at federal sites and have reduced federal energy consumption by 32.9 trillion British thermal units per year. FEMP’s 2017 IDIQ contract was competitively awarded to 21 firms as a Firm Fixed Price IDIQ contract with a 5-year base and one 18-month option period.

The solicitation can be accessed on or the Government Acquisition and Grants Portal on FedConnect. Search by title "DOE FEMP ESPC IDIQ, Generation 4" or reference number "89243419REE000007". Competing companies must be on the DOE Qualified List of Energy Service Companies.

Learn more about DOE’s IDIQ ESPCs.