Just-in-Time ESPC Webinars Session 2: The Critical Path to Success  

Education Type: 
1.25 Hours


0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

Session 2 of a five–session webinar series can help federal agencies in meeting executive milestones for evaluating proposals and negotiating and awarding high–quality, on time energy savings performance contract (ESPC) task orders. This session is intended for team members involved in evaluating the technical aspects of an ESPC proposal and others who need to know how task order elements affect the contracted guarantees. This training addresses the review of proposed energy conservation measures; savings calculations; measurement and verification; the risk, responsibility, and performance matrix; and how agency decisions translate to the bottom line in savings calculations and performance guarantees.


Kurmit Rockwell, PE, CEM, LEED AP, Federal Energy Management Program  

Kurmit Rockwell serves as ESPC program manager where he oversees services, tools, and resources needed to assist agencies with implementing successful ESPC projects. Over a career spanning 25 years, Kurmit's work included engineering and all aspects of ESPC project implementation for federal, state, and local governments. His work in the public and private sector energy services industry has focused on evaluation and implementation of energy and water cost saving technologies, smart building energy optimization services, renewable energy systems, and demand side management. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University and a Master's degree in Building Systems Engineering from the University of Colorado. He is a registered professional engineer in multiple states.

Scott Wolf, Federal Project Executive (FPE), Oak Ride National Laboratory  

Mr. Wolf is an FPE at Oakridge National Laboratory where he supports the Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program. Mr. Wolf assists federal agencies in the western part of the country with launching successful third party financed projects and has worked with most federal agencies in the field. Mr. Wolf has 30 years of energy technology and engineering experience, including performing technical analysis and energy program development in the government sector. Mr. Wolf is responsible for assisting a variety of Federal agencies implement alternatively financed energy projects. In this capacity, Mr. Wolf provides expert advice and guidance to all levels of an organization that are responsible for completing multi–million dollar energy project deals through Energy Saving Performance Contracts and other mechanisms.

Deborah Kephart, Allegheny Science & Technology  

Deborah is a retired federal contracting officer with over 30 years of acquisition experience, including over 15 years with Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC). She previously worked at U.S. Department of Energy, Golden Colorado as Contracting Officer with responsibility for DOE's ESPC master contracts. Prior to that she was a contracting officer with Department of Navy responsible for award and administration of numerous energy contracts. Ms. Kephart also served as Auditor and Supervisory Auditor with the Defense Contract Audit Agency proving audit, pricing and financial advisory services. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from CSUN and is a California CPA.

Bob Slattery, Program Manager, Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

Bob is a Program Manager providing technical support to FEMP. Mr. Slattery conducts engineering and economic analysis for FEMP's ESPC and ESPC ENABLE programs in the implementation of energy and cost savings projects at federal facilities. As an engineer of 24 years, Mr. Slattery's background has also included experience in the areas of advanced materials development, manufacturing and technology deployment. He holds a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Villanova University and a Master's degree in Engineering & Technology Management from Santa Clara University.

Learning Objectives

Session 2 is intended for agency ESPC acquisition teams to learn best practices for:

  • Evaluating Technical Proposals;
  • Components of The Crystal Clear Proposal;
  • Allocating risk and assigning responsibility to achieve performance; and
  • Understanding Measurement & Verification basics.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: