Energy Savings Performance Contract Project Facilitators
Project facilitators help Federal agencies avoid obstacles and expedite projects, guiding the acquisition team through the process of developing, awarding, and verifying savings from energy savings performance contract (ESPC) projects. Federal agencies developing Department of Energy (DOE) ESPC projects are required to engage a qualified project facilitator.
The project facilitator is an experienced, unbiased advisor whose responsibilities include:
- Providing consultation on:
- Contractual and funding issues
- Technology and engineering issues
- Measurement and verification (M&V) processes
- Reviewing cost and technical proposals
- Drafting the agency's task order request for proposal
- Providing other services as requested.
FEMP provides project facilitators at no cost for the early development of ESPC projects through agency review of the energy service company's (ESCO) preliminary assessment. After that point, services are provided on a reimbursable basis (covering labor costs and travel) executed through an interagency agreement with the DOE Golden Office.
Individual work orders or the standalone interagency agreement reference a statement of work (SOW) specifying FEMP project facilitator support provided to the agency. A typical SOW is offered as an example.
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