Arkansas Energy Performance Contracting Program

Arkansas Energy Performance Contracting Program

Energy Performance Contracting is a financing mechanism used to pay for energy efficiency improvements all at once that are then paid back through annual energy savings. The AEO provides technical assistance to public agencies, helping them navigate the process and ensuring that the service providers maintain the highest levels of quality. Furthermore, the AEO actively provides education and outreach on the components of Energy Performance Contracting, maintains contract documents, and sets industry standards for our Pre-Approved Energy Service Companies. For a detailed list of how the AEO-approved process works along with a checklist of important milestones and responsibilities, please look at the AEPC Program Manual.

AEPC Energy Performance Contracting Consultant Request for Proposals

AEPC Energy Performance Contracting Consultant RFP can be found here.

 The Arkansas Energy Office (AEO), a Division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, is soliciting proposals from individuals/firms, with expertise in energy efficiency of buildings, to provide services for the Arkansas Energy Performance Contracting (AEPC).  APEC is to serve as an owner’s representative on behalf of State agencies through the negotiation of the EPC process with ESCOs.  Other clients can include higher education and municipal entities.


The Awarded Contractor will be in charge of providing education and conducting outreach for the program. The Awarded Contractor must support the entity from the Introductory Stage to the Monitoring & Verification (M&V) stage. 

The RFP will be available on Monday, June 23, 2014 and may be obtained by visiting our website at and clicking on the “Arkansas Energy Performance Contracting Program” tab, via e-mail to or by calling (501) 682-7535. 

Sealed responses to the RFP will be accepted until July 28th at 3 p.m. CST. A public bid opening will be held that same day at 3:30 pm CST at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, 900 West Capitol, Suite 400, Little Rock, Arkansas. 

Below are two addendums to the RFP.  These must be returned with any vendor submissions to the RFP for consideration.

AEDC-14-6001- Addendum 1 - QA

AEDC-14-6001- Addendum 2 

AEDC-14-6001- Addendum 3

AEDC-14-6001- Addendum 4

Program Documents:

1. AEPC Program Rules

2. AEPC Program Manual

3. AEPC Agency Memorandum of Understanding for Participation

4. AEPC Agency Invitation to Interview ESCO

5. AEPC Investment Grade Audit and Project Development Contract

6. AEPC Energy Performance Contract

7. AEPC Commissioning Guidelines

8. AEPC Measurement and Verification Guidelines.

9.AEPC – AEO RFQ to Pre-Qualify ESCOs