Pricing in Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC)  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours
0.2 CEU
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

This training consists of an in-depth overview of pricing in energy savings performance contracts (ESPC) at the intermediate level. Contracting officers are required to purchase supplies and services from responsible sources at fair and reasonable prices. The fact that ESPCs are paid from savings does not exempt federal agencies from making sure that they're getting reasonable prices on their projects. This training will discuss how agencies can maximize ESPC scope by analyzing implementation price and negotiating a contract price that is fair and reasonable in accordance with FAR 15.4. An overview of price and/or cost analysis techniques will be provided to evaluate the offered price to ensure that the final agreed-to price is complete and reflects appropriate implementation costs and is transparent. This training is sponsored by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and is taught by experts in the field of third-party financed contracts including federal contracting officer (retired), federal project executive, and a DOE national laboratory expert, all with extensive backgrounds in ESPC.


Kurmit Rockwell, PE, CEM, LEED AP, U.S. Department of Energy 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.

Russ Dominy, ESPC Instructor, BGS-LLC  

Russ Dominy is an experienced acquisition professional having served as the former acquisition director/chief of contracts office at NAVFAC Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center. Russ was the department head responsible for overall management of 50 employees, including 40 contracting personnel. Russ also has held positions as the supervisory contracting officer, procurement contracting officer (PCO), administrative contracting officer, contract specialist, acquisition manager, and contracting officer representative. Russ served as the PCO and source selection authority for all large contract actions including over $1B in ESPC contracts. Russ was responsible for Command Government Commercial purchase card consisting of more than $2 million in transactions annually.

Phil Voss, Project Leader, NREL  

Phil Voss provides technical assistance for alternative financing programs and projects, supporting the the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program ESPC, UESC, and distributed energy initiatives. His work includes cross-coordination of these initiatives, performance-period support for ESPC projects, training development and delivery, and efforts to advance implementation of energy sales agreements at federal facilities. Phil also has experience managing project technical assistance, strategic energy planning, and representing NREL with a range of federal and non-federal clients. Phil has a B.S. in architectural engineering from North Carolina A&T State University.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the five elements of ESPC pricing;
  • Describe the overall approach to reviewing pricing including FEMP best practices for a pricing review strategy; and
  • Identify the variety of price analysis techniques available to ensure agencies are paying a fair and reasonable price.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: