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Posted 5/11/2015

Release no. 15-038


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Thirteen large businesses and one small business will share capacity on a $1.5 billion Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) for the design, installation and operation of energy savings projects to help military installations meet mandated energy savings goals.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, made the awards May 8. Funding and work location will be determined with each task order. Services may be performed at government installations or facilities throughout the continental United States and locations in Alaska, Hawaii, Republic of the Marshall Islands, U.S. Territories and Possessions, Germany and South Korea.

In addition to the U.S. Army, Huntsville Center also supports the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy through its ESPC contracts and is available to work with other Department of Defense entities.

American Development Institute LLC of Smithfield, Rhode Island, is the small business receiving a contract.

Large businesses are:

  • AECOM, Los Angeles, California
  • Ameresco Inc., Framingham, Massachusetts
  • Clark Energy Group LLC, Arlington, Virginia
  • Constellation NewEnergy Inc., Baltimore, Maryland
  • Energy Systems Group LLC, Newburgh, Indiana
  • Honeywell International Inc., Columbia, Minnesota
  • Johnson Controls Government Systems LLC, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • NORESCO, Westborough, Massachusetts
  • Pepco Energy Services Inc., Arlington, Virginia
  • Schneider Electric Buildings Americas Inc., Carrollton, Texas
  • Siemens Government Technologies Inc., Arlington, Virginia
  • Southland Energy, Dulles, Virginia
  • Trane U.S. Inc., St. Paul, Minnesota

An ESPC is a partnership between the Army and an Energy Service Contractor (ESCO). Working with the garrison on a military installation, the ESCO provides the capital and expertise to make comprehensive energy and water efficiency improvements on facilities or implements new renewable energy capabilities and maintains them in exchange for a portion of the generated savings. An ESPC is one of the acquisition vehicles an installation can use to meet the Army’s 30 percent energy and 15 percent water reduction goals without upfront capital costs. Actual energy cost savings pay for the ESPC efforts on a yearly basis.

The period of performance is through May 7, 2024. The IDIQ contracts will have a base ordering period of five years with one five-year option period, for a total ordering period of 10 years if the option is exercised. There is no guarantee that the option will be exercised on any or all of the awarded contracts.

Not later than 18 months prior to exercise of the option period, the government will evaluate the market to determine if it is in the government’s interest to award ESPC contracts to additional qualified firms by employing “on-ramp” procedures. During a contract on-ramp, the government will advertise, accept and evaluate new proposals with the intention of adding contracts to increase small business participation and refresh the contracting pool based on enhancements in technology that provide the government with better buying power. These proposals will be subject to substantially the same proposal instructions and evaluation procedures as contained in the original solicitation.

During a contract off-ramp, the contracting officer may elect to remove from the MATOC pool firms that have poor performance or have failed to submit acceptable proposals for any of the projects for which they were qualified. Previously awarded task orders will be unaffected by on- or off-ramp actions taken to refresh the MATOC pool.

Huntsville Center is the Army’s leader in Energy Savings Performance Contracting. 

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