GSA Blanket Purchase Agreement for Comprehensive Professional Energy Services
February 25, 2010
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) offers a streamlined services acquisition process to help Federal agencies achieve their energy, greenhouse gas, and water conservation goals. The Comprehensive Professional Energy Services (CPES) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) was established on December 31, 2009, by the GSA and helps agencies and departments:
- Acquire compliant energy services.
- Move the nation toward greater reliance on clean energy technology solutions.
- Promote sustainability and environmental stewardship throughout Federal Government operations.
- Retain and create jobs, supporting the administration’s effort to put Americans back to work.
- Acquire services using the Federal Government’s first Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) to support energy services as required by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
- Use the BPA for non-Recovery Act orders.
Services that can be acquired with the CPES BPA include:
- Reviewing current energy-reduction measures including those used in water efficiency, lighting, heating, and cooling of Federal buildings or other operations.
- Developing a process to ensure that any energy-conservation measure employed in a major building renovation uses the most energy-efficient designs, systems, and equipment.
- Recommending and implementing renewable energy solutions, where feasible.
- Achieving, at a minimum, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating certification for Federal Government facilities.
- Ensuring that all new buildings and major renovations are designed to reduce fuel consumption as required by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA).
- Ensuring energy analysis is part of any commissioning action.
- Planning, monitoring, and reporting results with ENERGY STAR or other Federal Government–approved tools.
Estimated period of performance dates are subject to change based on the date of BPA establishment. The number of BPA holders, including small businesses, currently varies from 15 to 18 companies per region. Multiple vendors were awarded for each region, which helps keep prices competitive. The contracts use performance-based metrics to measure contractor performance at both a BPA level and at the task order level. A list of vendors is available on the BPA Holders page.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was passed into law on February 13, 2009 and provides 32 Government agencies and departments with more than $53 billion to create a greener environment. The Strategic Sourcing Aisle on GSA Advantage (login required) provides agencies with ordering and pricing information related to the CPES BPA.