We plan to conduct competitive solicitations starting in the Fall of 2021 and continuing throughout 2022 to select implementer(s) for the Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) programs. These programs were approved in a recent California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decision (D.21-06-015).
We will apply an open, fair, and competitive process to select the best implementers for our customers and to provide potential implementers the opportunity to create high quality proposals to participate and be successful.
This page is your source for all ESA programs solicitation announcements. This page contains general information:
IOU Solicitation Schedules are updated on a monthly basis. Please note that each solicitation schedule may vary and is subject to change. Within the Solicitations Schedule, below, you’ll find a broad overview schedule containing each IOU’s current and planned solicitations, including major milestones. The schedule will be updated as needed.
Contract opportunities, when available, will be posted to the PG&E Bid Opportunities website (link below). We recommend interested bidders review the Solicitations Schedule regularly, and check the Bid Opportunities website for details on specific opportunities, including how to register, relevant deadlines, scope and scale of opportunity, and other information.
This overview of the approach generally applies to ESA solicitations listed on this page. Any exceptions to the process will be detailed in the specific solicitations. Per D.21-06-015, we will utilize a single – stage RFP, followed by a two- step selection process. RFPs will be released through PowerAdvocate.
In addition, we plan to use several channels to notify the public, participants and interested stakeholders about the ESA Programs solicitations. These channels may include:
Potential bidders may be required to prepare a full program proposal and respond to a RFP Questionnaire.* To the extent possible, PG&E intends to provide RFP bidders with data to enable them to design and propose the highest quality and cost-effective programs.
* Per CPUC D.21-05-015 at 355 and Section 1 of Attachment 4
Step 1: Bidder Shortlisting
Proposals will be evaluated by means of qualitative and quantitative criteria. After review of the RFP response submissions and bidder’s proposal, a smaller selected pool of these bidders will be invited to advance to Step 2.
Step 2: Shortlisted Bidder Interviews
Selected bidders will be invited to answer specific questions and provide presentations during in-person and/or video/teleconferenced interviews.
After Stage 1 RFP and two-step selection, the final bidder(s) will be selected for contract negotiations.
PG&E prepared a solicitation plan in 2021 highlighting the various solicitations planned for the ESA Program from 2022-2026. The plan contains an overview of the solicitation process, platforms used by PG&E and prospective bidders, and any contract scope or bidder eligibility information available at the time of publishing on September 7, 2021. Subsequent changes will be incorporated throughout this website.
Please note: Solicitation timelines are subject to change. Find the latest solicitation timeline in Schedule of Upcoming Solicitations above. The schedule will be updated monthly for the Main ESA (Basic/Plus), ESA Bulk Materials Purchasing, ESA Plus/Deep Pilot, ESA Multifamily Central Portal and ESA Multifamily Whole Building (MFWB) programs between Q4 2021 and Q1 2023.
We recommend for interested bidders to register with the statewide Proposal Evaluation & Proposal Management Application (PEPMA) and monitor this website to stay informed on the latest developments for each solicitation. Any official notifications will be provided through (PowerAdvocate).
None at this time.
PEPMA (Proposal Evaluation & Proposal Management Application) is a California Statewide Investor-Owned Utilities (IOU) and Energy Savings Assistance Solicitation website. This site serves as a resource for bidders to learn about upcoming energy savings assistance opportunities, solicitations and energy savings solicitations information and resources.
Learn when solicitations become available
When the solicitations are available for registration, they are posted on our website. Bidders interested in working with us can respond to RFP opportunities posted on our website.
How to register for solicitations
PowerAdvocate is our sourcing platform where interested bidders will need to register for access to all solicitations (Request for Proposals). Bidders can review activities including communications, document download and upload, and information regarding solicitation milestones.
Interested bidders can access information on Supply Chain Responsibility, Contractor Safety, Supplier Quality Requirements for Materials, and more on our webpage.
For general ESA solicitations questions? Email our Energy Savings Assistance Solicitations team.
Contract Safety Information can be found on the PG&E Enterprise Contractor Safety website. Visit The Enterprise Contractor Safety Site