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. See below for an overview of the bidding process.

Schedule of SCE Solicitations

ACTIVE

SCE Local: Phase 1 - Sectors: Residential, Commercial, & Industrial
RFP Released to Market: September 24, 2019
Bidder’s Conference: October 1, 2019
Deadline for Bidders to Submit Offers: November 8, 2019

Statewide: Lighting Program
RFA Released to Market: July 2, 2019
Bidder's Conference: July 10, 2019
Deadline for Bidders to Submit Offers: July 30, 2019

 

UPCOMING

SCE Local: Phase 2 – Public & Agricultural
Sectors: Public Sector & Agricultural
Estimated RFA release: TBD

Statewide: UC/CSU/CCC Higher Education & Water/Wastewater Pumping
Sector: Public Sector
Estimated RFA release: TBD

Statewide: Electric Emerging Technology
Sector: Crosscutting
Estimated RFA release: TBD

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.

●    RFA Release
●    Bidder’s Conference
●    Abstract Submission Due
●    SCE Evaluates & Selects Abstracts
●    Bidder Notification

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●    RFP Release
●    Bidder’s Conference
●    Proposal Submission Due
●    SCE Evaluates & Selects Proposals
●    Bidder Notification

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Contracts less than $5 million and shorter than 3 years:
●    Third party submits Implementation Plan within 60 days of an awarded contract

Contracts greater than or equal to $5 million and/or 3 years or longer:
●    Third party submits Tier 2 Advice Letter to CPUC
●    Third party submits Implementation Plan within 60 days of CPUC approval

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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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