Philadelphia Museum of Art GESA Request for Proposals

The Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA), City of Philadelphia (City), and Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA), through the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for qualified Energy Service Company (ESCO) to perform an energy performance contract under the Pennsylvania Guaranteed Energy Savings Act (GESA) earlier this year. In response to the RFQ, the PEA, PMA and City received statements of qualifications from vendors looking to provide services and looking to proceed to the Request for Proposals (RFP) phase of procurement for the project.

The statements of qualifications were evaluated using the criteria outlined in the RFQ and items specifically mentioned in section 3.3. The RFQs were read by PEA, PMA and City personnel and a meeting was had to discuss the responses. After careful discussion, the following RFQ respondents are being asked to proceed to the RFP phase of the project:

  • Ameresco
  • Johnson Controls Inc.
  • Noresco
  • Siemens
  • The Efficiency Network (TEN)

The RFP for the project and attachments are presented below for the five RFQ respondents identified.

The Philadelphia Energy Authority (“PEA”), the Philadelphia Museum of Art (“PMA”) and the City of Philadelphia (the “City,” together with PEA and PMA referred to as the “Administrator”) intends to commence a guaranteed energy savings project (“Project”) for the PMA located at 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 2525 Pennsylvania Ave, and 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia. The Administrator seeks qualified Energy Service Companies (“ESCOs”) to perform under an energy performance contract under the Pennsylvania Guaranteed Energy Savings Act (“GESA”). GESA addresses contracting by municipalities for energy conservation measures in existing buildings.

The Administrator is requesting proposals for these facilities that will comprehensively reduce energy costs. The ESCO proposals will guarantee savings that can be used to cover operating budget expenses and finance improvements. The ESCO will also implement an Economic Opportunity Plan (“EOP”) in its selection and use of diverse subcontractors and hiring of workers that ensure the employment of an appropriately diverse workforce.

This Request for Proposals (“RFP”) is the next step in the Administrator’s process of obtaining proposals from qualified ESCOs. Only those Respondents who have been deemed most qualified through the associated RFQ process by the Administrator are invited to participate in this Request for Proposals process. The Administrator will only consider proposals from ESCOs that are selected pursuant to this RFP.

All questions concerning this RFP must be submitted in writing via email to the COP Contact at no later than June 16th, 2017 at 5pm. The Administrator will provide written responses to the submitted questions no later than June 22nd, 2017. These responses will be emailed to Proposers. Oral responses by any Administrator employee or agent of the Administrator are not binding and shall not in any way be considered as a commitment by the Administrator.

Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 P.M. on July 6th 2017. Proposals should be electronically emailed to and be no larger than 10MB to ensure delivery. In addition to the official electronic delivery of the Proposal, the Administrator requests that the Proposers provide two (2) double sided and bound copies of the Proposal within one week of the submission deadline. These hard copies should be mailed to: Adam Agalloco 1515 Arch St. 13th Floor – Office of Sustainability Philadelphia, PA 19102

Attachment F of the RFP will be provided as an Addendum at a later date.


Philadelphia Museum of Art- GESA RFP 5.19.17

PMA Energy Savings Project QA Final

Art Muesum Veolia Steam bill

Art Museum May PECO Bill

Art Museum PGW bill

PWD Rates Charges

Water Use and Cost Information Explanation

Art Museum 1 hour interval data October 2015-September 2016

2600BFP-Hourly Demand (2010-01-01 to 2012-12-01)

Art Museum and Rodin Water use 2016

Attachment A- Previous Energy Related Studies-complete

Attachment B – Energy Use Profiles for Philadelphia Museum of Art Facilities_

Attachment C- PMA Facility Profiles

Attachment D- Technical Submittal Requirements

Attachment E – City Standard Contract Provisions

Attachment F- Economic Opportunity Plan Philadelphia Museum of Art_GESA….

Attachment F- S&C Page 1 of 2 RFP EOP

Attachment F- S&C Page 2 of 2 RFP EOP

Attachment G- Philadelphia Tax and Regulatory Status and Clearance Statement

Attachment H- Utility Unit Cost Assumptions

Attachment I- Local Business Activity or Local Impact Certification

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