RFQ for Missouri energy scheme

A city in Missouri is seeking statements of qualifications to provide a city-wide energy conservation program.

The City of St. Joseph is looking to address its energy and capital needs through a guaranteed energy cost savings program. 

St. Joseph is a municipality that manages and operates an extensive list of facilities, including oversight from the Fire Department, Police Department, Administrative Services, Public Works, and Parks Department. Facilities types range from industrial, office, mixed use, recreational, and specialized uses like an ice arena. 

Additional needs outside of traditional facilities, like wastewater treatment, street lights or other areas of infrastructure, will be considered as a part of a potential partnership with the selected Energy Services Companies (ESCO).

The city anticipates a major reduction in annual utility costs through the implementation of this energy conservation program. The ESCO will provide a written guarantee of all utility reductions and provide all financing for the project. The contract life of the program shall not exceed 15 years.

Responses are due by December 12, with a winner expected in January.

The RFQ document is available here

St. Joseph has a population of over 76,000.