On August 7, 2012, CEHNC also issued a sources-sought notice for multimillion-dollar energy saving performance contracts (ESPCs), which, if implemented, would use the same IDIQ-type process as the $7 billion AEITF program.

The Army has had an ESPC contracting vehicle for some time, separate from the Department of Energy (DOE) ESPC contracting process and the U.S. General Services Administration’s schedule, but has used the DOE contracting process on occasion. We understand that the Army believes it has streamlined its ESPC contracting process so individual task orders can be issued in 14 months or less.

At this point, CEHNC is seeking market information about potential ESPC contractors for energy savings projects that could include boiler and chiller upgrades, HVAC upgrades, controls system enhancements, lighting improvements, water and water controls systems (including plumbing fixtures), renewable power generation, micro grid, process improvements, distributed generation, and building envelope improvements. The geographic scope of these projects will be the 50 U.S. States, District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and OCONUS U.S.-held installations. The response deadline is August 27, 2012, and submissions are limited to 10 pages