GSA NDER ESPC Overview  

Education Type: 
Live Online
3 hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (ET)
0.4 CEUs
Sponsored by: 

DOE Federal Energy Management Program - FEMP

Training provides an introductory overview of the fundamentals of energy savings performance contracting (ESPC). GSA students will interact with instructors who are experts in contracting and the technical aspects of project development. The training consists of an overview of performance contracting and how to execute a project that emphasizes achieving deep energy savings. Training sections cover task order ordering procedures, contractor selection, energy saving technologies, risk and responsibility, measurement and verification, understanding task order schedules, pricing and financing aspects of the project, and post award contract administration.


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

Scott 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 ESPC and other mechanisms.

Eusebio M. (Sam) Espinosa, ESPC Instructor, BGS-LLC  

Sam is a senior subject matter expert providing contract management services to federal agencies. Sam has over 40 years of experience in all types of contracting and acquisitions ranging from small purchases, up to multibillions, including but not limited to: Base Procurement, purchasing supplies and equipment for Air Force Weapons Laboratory. He served as the Administrative Contracting Officer for the F-16 Program, involving several U.S. and Foreign government agencies. He served as Procuring/Administrative Contracting Officer for the B-2 Program, administered R & D development, full scale development, and production contract, while establishing the Contract Administrative Office. Sam was the Senior Contracting Officer, Ballistic Missile Office, supporting Peacekeeper in Minuteman Silos, and Small ICBM. He served as Manager and Senior Contracting Officer as well as Principle Contracting Advisor for ESPCs at the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration.

John Shonder, Senior Advisor; Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

John has devoted his career to the design, implementation, and evaluation of policies and programs to improve the sustainability of federal facilities by reducing energy and water use and increasing the use of renewables. Previously, John was the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's program manager for support to the Federal Energy Management Program, where he managed efforts to increase the value of performance-based contracts to federal agencies. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain performance contracting tools for energy and cost savings at federal agencies.
  • Describe the project planning activities that will set the stage for a successful project including the Acquisition Team's critical roles and responsibilities.
  • Describe why an agency needs Measurement and Verification (M&V) and why there is so much focus on M&V.
  • Discuss how projects are financed using performance contracting and what constitutes a good deal for the government.
  • Learn how agencies can leverage appropriations to maximize project scope.
  • Recognize the performance period or life of contract quality assurance agencies are required to maintain.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: