Placing UESC Task Orders Under a GSA Areawide Contract  

Education Type: 
1.5 Hours


0.2 CEU

Learn a step-by-step approach to placing a utility energy service contract (UESC) task order under
a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Areawide Contract. Focus on developing skills related to the acquisition plan; preliminary audit and findings; feasibility study and project proposal; contract for construction; construction and installation; performance assurance and acceptance; post-construction and commissioning; and sample documents and templates. Successful project examples will also be shared.


Julia Kelley, Group Leader, Oak Ridge National Laboratory   

Julia Kelley is group leader of the Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Energy Efficiency Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) where she has worked since 1991. She has more than 15 years experience in the area of utility demand-side management and building energy efficiency technology deployment programs. Ms. Kelley has provided professional support to FEMP since 1996, especially in the utility program where she is a member of the utility energy service contract (UESC) training team as well as the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) Steering Committee. Ms. Kelley's experience also includes utility and energy efficiency work supporting the International Energy Agency and Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Programs.

David McAndrew, Federal Energy Management Program   

David McAndrew leads the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) Utility Partnerships project. He is also responsible for review and approval of utilities contracts at DOE facilities nationwide, including technical oversight of DOE's utility rate intervention program. Prior to joining FEMP in 2001, Mr. McAndrew worked for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Defense Energy Support Center (DESC).

Learning Objective

It is expected that individuals completing this training will be enabled to:

  • Utilize a step-by-step process for working with a utility partner to implement a Utility Energy Service under a GSA Areawide Contract.