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Resources for Implementing Federal Energy Savings Performance Contracts

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) offers resources to help federal agencies implement energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs). ESPC resources are listed by essential education, phases of the ESPC process, and general information.

ESPC case studies and training are also available.

Essential Education

These resources offer helpful information about structuring sound ESPC projects with sustained savings.

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) ESPC Master Contract and Modifications
Frequently Asked Questions and Best Practices
Savings Allowed to Fund Payments

Phase 1: Acquisition Planning

Documents, templates, and guidance for phase 1 of the ESPC process.

Preliminary Planning for Specialized Energy Conservation Measures

Phase 2: Energy Service Company Selection and Preliminary Assessment

Documents, templates, and guidance for phase 2 of the ESPC process.

Notice of Opportunity
Preliminary Assessment
Notice of Intent to Award

Phase 3: Project Development Through Task Order Award Resources

Documents, templates, and guidance for phase 3 of the ESPC process.

Task Order Request for Proposal
Investment-Grade Audit Process
Proposal Review: Task Order Financial Schedules
Proposal Review: Pricing
Proposal Review: Financing
Task Order Award

Phase 4: Implementation, Construction, and Project Acceptance

Documents, templates, and guidance for phase 4 of the ESPC process.

Phase 5: Performance Period

Documents, templates, and guidance for phase 5 of the ESPC process.

Measurement and Verification

Documents, templates, and guidance for measurement and verification (M&V) in ESPCs.

M&V Process and Guidelines
M&V Plan
M&V Post-Installation and Performance Period
Life Cycle Costing Tools and Guidance

General ESPC Information

These resources offer general information about FEMP's ESPC activity.