Philadelphia Quadplex plus Health Facilities GESA Request for Proposals

The Philadelphia Energy Authority (“PEA”) and the City of Philadelphia (the “City,” together with PEA referred to as the “Procurement Team”) intends to commence a guaranteed energy savings project (“Project”) for:

  • Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice, 1301 Filbert St.,
  • Municipal Services Building, 1401 JFK Blvd.,
  • One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch St.,
  • Philadelphia City Hall, 1400 JFK Blvd.,
  • Health Center #3, 555 S. 43rd St.,
  • Health Center #4, 4400 Haverford Ave.,
  • Health Center #5, 1900 N 20th St.,
  • Health Center #6, 301 W. Girard Ave.,
  • Mattie L. Humphrey Health Center (Health Center #9), 131 E. Chelten Ave.,
  • Health Center #10, 2230 Cottman Ave.,
  • Strawberry Mansion Health Center, 2840 West Dauphin St., 
  • Our Brothers’ Place, 907 Hamilton St.,
  • Stenton Family Manor, 1300 E. Tulpehocken St., and
  • Woodstock Family Center, 1981 N. Woodstock St., Philadelphia (“Project Sites”).

The Procurement Team seeks qualified Proposers, including Energy Service Companies (“ESCOs”), to perform under an energy performance contract (“Contract”) between PEA and Selected Proposer under the Pennsylvania Guaranteed Energy Savings Act (“GESA”).  GESA addresses contracting by municipalities for energy conservation measures in existing buildings.

The Procurement Team is requesting proposals for these facilities that will comprehensively reduce energy costs and meet other goals outlined in the RFP.  The proposals must guarantee savings that exceed that cost of the project including financing costs. Proposer(s) will also implement an Economic Opportunity Plan (“EOP”) as specified in Attachment F in its selection and use of diverse subcontractors and hiring of workers that ensure the employment of an appropriately diverse workforce.

Under this solicitation, it is expected that up to two Proposers will be selected to perform all of the work for the Procurement Team.

All Proposers must submit a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) by November 30, 2023. Proposals must be received no later than 5 P.M. ET on February 9, 2024. Proposals should be delivered electronically, emailed to and be no larger than 10MB to ensure delivery.

Activity  Date & Time
Pre-proposal Conference November 17, 2023 at 11 A.M. ET
Deadline to Submit Non-Binding LOI November 30, 2023
SCCJ Chiller Plant Walk-Through December 14, 2023 at 10 A.M. ET*
MSB Mechanical Walk-Through December 14, 2023 at 1:30 P.M. ET*
MSB Lighting Walk-Through December 15, 2023 at 10 A.M. ET*
Health Center 5 Walk-Through December 15, 2023 at 1 P.M.*
Deadline to Submit Questions January 5, 2024, 5:00 P.M. ET
Answers Posted on PEA RFP website January 19, 2024
Deadline to Submit Proposal February 9, 2024, 5:00 P.M. ET
Proposer Interviews – Location TBA Week of March 11, 2024
Final Selection of Proposer(s) April 2, 2024


*Walk-Through Dates updated on 11/30/23. Additional logistics details will be posted by 12/8/23. 

A pre-proposal conference was held in-person and online on November 17, 2023 at 11 A.M. ET at One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch St in Room 18-029 and via webinar. During the conference, an optional Teaming List was distributed for companies seeking proposal partners. Links to the presentation slides, Q&A, Teaming List and attendee list can be viewed below.

View the links below for the complete RFP.

Philadelphia Quadplex plus Health Facilities GESA Request for Proposals

Attachment A – ESCO Services & Technical Submittal Requirements

Attachment A-1 – Technical Submittal Worksheet

Attachment B – Technical Building Profiles for Quadplex Buildings and Health Centers

Attachment C – Energy Use Profiles for Quadplex Buildings and Health Centers (updated 1/19/24)

Attachment D – Proposal Scopes and Previous Energy Related Studies 

Attachment E – Form of Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract

Attachment F – Economic Opportunity Plan 

Attachment F-1 – Economic Opportunity Plan Participation and Workforce Commitments Form

Attachment G – Philadelphia Tax and Regulatory Status and Clearance Statement 

Attachment H – Local Business Entity or Local Impact Certification

Attachment I – Campaign Contribution Disclosure Form

Attachment J – LGBTQ Data Form

Pre-proposal Conference Presentation (added 11/21/23)

Pre-proposal Conference Q&A (added 11/21/23) 

Teaming List Sign-up Form** (added 11/21/23)

Teaming List Responses** (added 11/21/23)

Pre-proposal Conference Attendee List (added 11/21/23)

Written Questions and Answers (added 12/8/23, updated 1/19/24)

Walk-Through Instructions (added 12/8/23, updated 12/11/23)

Walk-Through Registration Form (added 12/8/23)

Data Request Responses (added 1/9/24, updated 1/19/24)

Walk-Through Attendees (added 1/9/24)

**The Teaming List is live and accepting submissions. Filling out the Sign-Up Form will automatically add the submitted contact information to the Responses spreadsheet. The Teaming List is optional and is for companies seeking proposal partners.

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