Southern California Edison Company (“SCE”) is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, and the largest subsidiary of Edison International. SCE would like to invite your company to participate in the Energy Savings Assistance Program (“ESA”) solicitations. SCE is seeking innovative program proposals that focus on providing deeper electric energy savings and a customer needs-based targeted approach for customers having difficulty balancing their energy needs and household cost to effectively serve SCE’s income-qualified customers. To meet this goal, various ESA solicitations as listed below for program elements are planned and may be subject to change. SCE will select the best programs and services for its income-qualified customers through an open, competitive Request for Proposals (“RFP”) and /or Request for Quote (“RFQ”) process.
Interested third parties may refer to SCE’s 2021-2026 ESA Program Solicitation Plan for further details regarding detailed information on each ESA solicitation and projected timing.
The RFP/RFQ process for all ESA Program solicitations is estimated to take between 8 to 12 months.
Companies (bidders) interested in receiving notifications and to be included in the bid lists for the referenced solicitation opportunities from SCE’s Supply Management group are required to self-register their company information prior to a solicitation release by visiting the Proposal Evaluation & Proposal Management Application (PEPMA) website at https://www.pepma-ca.com/.
SCE will be using SAP® Ariba® (the Platform) for the actual ESA solicitation RFP/RFQ posting of bid documents and related information, as well as accepting bid submissions. Therefore, bidders that do not yet have an existing Platform account must register to create a username/password with the Platform as well.
For additional information on Platform self-registration, please visit the SCE Ariba Registration website at http://sce.supplier.ariba.com/register and refer to the “Ariba Supplier Self Registration Guide” and “Supplier Registration FAQ.”
For any questions with registration, contact Ariba Helpline for Suppliers at 866-218-2155, option #2, or go to the Ariba Support website for network assistance.
If you have any questions or concerns about this communication, please submit via electronic communication to Aribainfo1@sce.com.
SCE held a series of web-based RFP/RFQ pre-solicitation release conferences and training workshops to provide prospective bidders with SCE’s general solicitation information such as proposal requirements (technical & commercial), cybersecurity, contractor safety requirements, customer data, and privacy requirements, diverse business enterprises (DBEs), and other basic qualifications (e.g., what constitutes an acceptable bid, qualification process, etc.). The training included an overview of income-qualified program-related resources and where to locate them (e.g., recent Commission decisions, etc.). The training sessions were recorded and posted on SCE’s website below and on the PEPMA website, so the information can be accessed at any time by all prospective bidders.
The Bidders’ Conference provides an opportunity for prospective bidders to ask questions and get clarification of the requirements for submitting an ESA solicitation proposal. SCE will host bidders’ conferences and respond to questions from third parties to provide information that will enable them to successfully respond to the solicitation opportunities. The Bidders’ Conference is usually held online, via the Microsoft Teams online application as an online seminar. All questions submitted by solicitation participants and SCE’s corresponding responses will be posted publicly on the Ariba® message board for the corresponding solicitation, so all respondents have equal access to ESA solicitation information provided by SCE.
Dates, times, and links to the online Bidder’s Conferences will be provided in individual ESA solicitation bid invitations.
SCE is providing a “Bidder Interest form” to gauge bidder interest in specific ESA solicitation participation across the multiple ESA solicitations. SCE strongly encourages all potential bidders to complete and click “submit” to complete the form.
Please note, completing this form does not register your company for ESA solicitation notifications or access to bid information. See “Registration Instructions” above.