ESPC ESA Webinar Series: ESPC IDIQ Contract Vehicle Overview

Rachel Shepherd, Phil Voss, Chandra Shah, Brad Cantrell

Research output: NRELPresentation


This webinar provides instructions and resources for financing distributed energy projects (e.g. on-site renewable energy, storage, and combined heat and power) using an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) energy sales agreement (ESA) through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) energy savings performance contract (ESPC) vehicle. The DOE IDIQ ESPC contract vehicle uses a streamlined master contract that allows federal agencies to work with 21 energy service companies holding the current DOE IDIQ ESPC. Topics covered in the webinar include: An overview of the DOE IDIQ contract vehicle; ESA-specific considerations for IDIQ contracts; and Specific use cases. The webinar also provides an overview of the resources available on the Federal Energy Management Program website, such as IDIQ tools and templates. This webinar is the fifth in a series that provides information, best practices, and resources for implementing an ESPC ESA project. ESPC ESAs are a great option for federal sites that are motivated to reduce site costs, have no capital investment funding, and cannot use the U.S. Department of Defense 10 USC 2922a authority for long-term contracting.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages56
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameFEMP webinar presented 10 December 2019

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-7A40-80449


  • distributed energy
  • energy sales agreement
  • energy savings performance contract
  • ESPC
  • federal agency
  • Federal Energy Management Program
  • federal purchasing
  • FEMP
  • IDIQ
  • indefinite delivery indefinite quantity
  • performance contracting
  • power purchase agreement


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