Energy Conservation Design-Build Services


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT The City of Alameda (City) Public Works Department issues this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and invites the submittal of Statements of Qualification from Energy Services Companies (ESCO) that meet the minimum requirements contained herein and can serve the City' needs for Energy Conservation Design-Build Services. It is necessary for Respondents to read the information contained in this RFQ to understand how to submit, what documents must be included and what legal obligations the Respondent is submitting by providing a successful statement of qualification.  Any Respondent that wishes to be considered must submit the information requested in this RFQ and, if invited, participate in an interview.  Proposals must be received by the City Public Works Department by 2:00 PM on September 6, 2018.


The City of Alameda seeks an Energy Service Company (ESCO) to implement Energy Conservation Measures subject to award of one or more agreements with the City pursuant to Government Code Sections 4217.10 through 4217.18.  The ESCO shall design, engineer, construct and project manage the installation ECMs.


Respondents shall be able to offer a turn-key comprehensive energy efficiency program that accomplishes the following:

  • Reduces energy costs and maximizes the net economic benefit to the City of Alameda by identifying and installing qualified energy conservation measures that support Alameda’s goals and meet specifications
  • Achieves an annual guarantee for cost savings for each year of the contract
  • Prepares a long-term strategic approach that maximizes the ongoing benefits of energy conservation measures
  • Leverages all other available funding sources to reduce project costs
  • Comply with any and all requirements of Title 24 and the California Building Code
  • Required measurement and verification (M&V) of implemented energy conservation measures
  • Upgrades old and/or inefficient systems while maintaining consistent and reasonable levels of occupant comfort
  • Improves utilization of technology to achieve optimum performance and savings
  • Provides additional benefits that directly result from energy related services & capital improvements including but not limited to reduced maintenance needs, improved indoor air quality, reduced greenhouse gases, increased building resiliency/emergency preparedness (onsite energy generation/storage).
  • Educates the public of the benefits of energy conservation
  • Minimizes financial and technical risk to the City of Alameda
  • Provides training to employees on maintenance and repair of equipment and/or controls

This solicitation is intended to establish a qualified ESCO with whom the City can enter into a professional services agreement for an Investment Grade Audit of select facilities.   Based on identified energy savings potential and other available funding sources, the City reserves the right to compensate the ESCO for the Investment Grade Audit and consider the project complete or pursue a design-build contract with the ESCO for City selected measures from the audit.



Respondents shall submit three (3) complete double-sided, copies of their statement of qualifications and a compact disc or portable hard drive containing a Portable Document File (PDF) proposal.  The printed proposals should be on paper containing a minimum of 20% post-consumer recycled content.   Statement of Qualifications must be in a sealed envelope bearing the caption “City of Alameda – Energy Conservation Design-Build Services”.  Statement of Qualifications shall be submitted to:


ATTN: Erin Smith, Deputy Public Works Director

City of Alameda

950 West Mall Square

Alameda, CA 94501

RE: Energy Conservation Design-Build Services


Statement of Qualifications may be submitted in person at the Public Works Department, or by mail, but must be received by 2:00 PM on September 6, 2018.   Late proposals will not be considered.  The City assumes no responsibility for delays caused by delivery service.  Postmarking by the due date will not substitute for actual receipt.  Any Proposal received prior to September 6, 2018 may be modified by written addendum or withdrawn by written request from the Respondent to the City up to the official time when all proposals are due. 


Pre-proposal questions will be accepted until August 31, 2018.   All questions regarding this RFQ should be directed to:


Erin Smith, Deputy Public Works Director

City of Alameda Department of Public Works

950 West Mall Square

Alameda, CA 94501


In order to control information disseminated regarding this Request for Qualifications, ESCOs interested in submitting Statement of Qualifications are directed not to make personal contact with members of the City Council. Failure to do so will result in the revocation of the submitted Response from review.




Bid Due Date:
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 2:00 pm

Bid Due Location