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Energy Efficiency Solicitations for Third Parties

Energy Efficiency Program Solicitations: Resources for Third Parties

SCE seeks innovative program ideas to be designed and implemented by third parties that focus on providing innovative approaches to support and help provide the best chance of achieving shared energy efficiency and state goals at the lowest cost to our customers. SCE is targeting to have at least 60% of our Energy Efficiency (EE) programs operated by third parties by 2022. To meet this goal, various solicitations for program design and implementation have been scheduled to cover a range of sectors. These solicitations include:

  • SCE Local EE Solicitations 
  • Statewide EE Solicitations

Each solicitation will utilize a two-stage bidding process––a Request for Abstract (RFA) stage followed by a Request for Proposal (RFP) stage. Offers shortlisted at the RFP stage will be invited to Negotiations. All Negotiations between Offerors and IOUs will begin with the CPUC Standard and Modifiable Contract Terms & Conditions.

Bidders who do not advance to the Request for Proposal (RFP) stage may request feedback via SAP® ARIBA®. Feedback will ONLY be given individually to Bidders who request it. To maintain a fair and unbiased solicitation process, Bidders who request feedback will receive the same level of information and the feedback will be provided at a high level only. 

Schedule of SCE Solicitations

ACTIVE

Statewide: Electric Emerging Technology
Sector: Crosscutting
RFP Release: January 5, 2021
RFP Bidder's Conference: January 14, 2021
Deadline for Bidders to Submit Offers: February 18, 2021

SCE Local: Public Sector
RFP Release: April 1, 2021 
Deadline for Bidders to Submit Offers:  May 6, 2021

SCE Local: Agricultural Sector
RFP Release: April 1, 2021
Deadline for Bidders to Submit Offers:  May 6, 2021

Statewide: UC/CSU/CCC Higher Education
Sector: Public Sector
RFP release: May 27, 2021
RFP Bidders’ Conference: June 8, 2021 1:30 p.m. PPT
Deadline for Bidders to Submit Offers: July 12, 2021 12:00 p.m. PPT

Statewide: Water/Wastewater Pumping
Estimated RFP release: July 1, 2021
Estimated RFP Bidders’ Conference: July 08, 2021 10:00 a.m. PPT
Estimated Deadline for Bidders to Submit Offers: August 5, 2021 2:00 p.m. PPT

UPCOMING

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Schedule of Upcoming Solicitations

IOU schedules are updated at a minimum on a quarterly basis. Please note that each solicitation schedule may vary and is subject to change.

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Overview of the Solicitation Process

Bidders are required to self-register their company information for these upcoming SCE EE Solicitation opportunities and be included in the bid list for notifications by visiting the Proposal Evaluation & Proposal Management Application (PEPMA) website. The actual RFA & RFP submissions will be accepted through SAP® ARIBA®. Therefore, bidders will also need to register on the SAP® ARIBA® website as well. Information to register on SAP® ARIBA® can be found below on this page under "Additional Resources".

Please register on PEPMA Prior to a solicitation release in order to receive a bid invitation. Once registered, your company will receive a bid invitation from SCE's Supply Management group with opportunity details and requirements. Bid documents and related information will appear in SAP® ARIBA® at the time.

Process Timeline:

RFA Stage Estimated 2-3 months
  • RFA Release
  • Bidder’s Conference
  • Abstract Submission Due
  • SCE Evaluates & Selects Abstracts
  • Bidder Shortlist Notification inviting Bidder to RFP
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RFP Stage Est. 8-11 months
  • RFP Release
  • Bidder’s Conference
  • Proposal Submission Due
  • SCE Evaluates & Selects Proposals
  • Bidder Shortlist Notification inviting Bidder to Negotiate
  • Negotiations will begin with the CPUC Standard and Modifiable Contract Terms & Conditions 
  • Final Price Refresh
  • SCE Evaluates & Selects Final Offers
  • Bidder Contingent Selection Notification
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Advice Letters & Implementation Places 3+ months

After contract execution, SCE submits a Tier 2 Advice Letter to the CPUC for approval of the contract if the contract is greater than or equal to $5 million and/or 3 years or longer.

Implementation Plans are due 60 days after contract execution or, if applicable CPUC Approval of the Tier 2 Advice Letter.

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Additional Resources

Proposal Evaluation & Proposal Management Application (PEPMA)

SAP/ARIBA

We use SAP® Ariba® to manage our procurement activities. All RFA and RFP submissions are accepted through SAP® Ariba®. Third-parties wishing to do Energy Efficiency business with SCE can register online.

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