Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC)

Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC)

J2R VETS works directly with Federal agencies and their building engineers, facility and energy portfolio managers to navigate Energy Savings Performance Contracts for their facilities portfolio. Our team of US military Veterans help support agencies green energy initiatives and infrastructure upgrades while adding to their bottom line. Contact us to begin the process.

Compliance based, our teams of US military Veterans and supporting inclusive and diverse workforce help manage your project:

  • energy audits
  • oversee performance
  • financial management and auditing
  • work force safety standards
  • construction site clean up
  • regulatory process

Our teams of 24/7 Federal Incident Responders will meet your call for capacity. Natural or man made disaster recovery efforts should always include the consultation services of an ESCO. 

LED light upgrades, generator replacements, HVAC upgrades, battery storage, etc.

Micro grids, solar, hydrogen, electromagnetic shielding, glass glazing, infrastructure, etc.


Energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) allow federal agencies to procure energy savings and facility improvements with no up-front capital costs or special appropriations from Congress. An ESPC is a partnership between an agency and an energy service company (ESCO).

Since the inception of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) ESPCs in 1998, agencies have used the ESPC contracting vehicle since 1998 to significantly reduce energy and operating costs and make progress toward meeting federal sustainability goals.

The DOE Qualified List evaluation process is intended as a preliminary, baseline review of the ESCOs’ technical and financial capabilities. As the DOE Qualified List does not provide direct business opportunities, additional evaluations are legally required to award contracts for federal ESPC projects.

Federal contracting officers determine the award of ESPC project contracts based on the requirements and evaluation criteria of each specific procurement opportunity, and the technical capabilities, staff, management, experience, and price of the responding ESCOs. Most of the federal government’s evaluation of an ESCO is conducted in response to an ESCO’s bid for a specific contract. The DOE Qualified List, therefore, is the beginning of the procurement process for federal ESPC projects.

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides agencies with expert assistance, guidance, and training to help them implement ESPC projects that are technically excellent, legally sound, and a good deal for the government. FEMP's activity in this area stems from the legislation that authorizes federal ESPCs, which also made FEMP the federal organization responsible for creating and providing services to enable all agencies to implement successful ESPC projects.

FEMP is authorized by statute to establish appropriate procedures and methods for use by federal agencies with regard to the ESPC program. See 42 U.S.C. § 8287(b)(1)(A); 10 C.F.R. § 436.30(a).

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) helps agencies implement energy savings performance contract (ESPC) projects. FEMP’s process for procuring an ESPC comprises five phases: 

Each phase is divided into a series of steps. By following FEMP's energy savings performance contract process, agencies can efficiently implement high-quality ESPC projects that are technically excellent, legally sound, and cost-effective for the federal government.


FEMP offers guidance documents, templates, forms, and other resources to make the ESPC process easier. 

J2R VETS offers interested agencies support 24/7 by email or telephone (202) 792-8757.