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Registration Closed - Schneider Electric Virtual Business Opportunity Session

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
 Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)
 Direct Access Program (DAP)
 Schneider Electric
 Virtual Business Opportunity Session

 Subcontracting Opportunities on Federal Energy Performance Contracting Projects

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Virtual Format: Powered by Cisco Webex

Presentation: Schneider Electric Presentation-April 2023-final.pdf
Session Recording Link:

Recording Link Password: rBPWgU*4

Schneider Electric Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) Virtual Business Opportunity Session 

Schneider Electric EPC, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ Direct Access Program, will host a virtual business opportunity session. The desired outcome for this event will be for Schneider Electric to identify partners suitable to participate in Energy Performance Contracts in a subcontractor capacity.

By participating in this event, attendees will:

  • Learn more about Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) as a vehicle for public capital improvement projects.
  • Gain key insight into what is required to be a subcontractor for Schneider Electric EPC.
  • Learn more about upcoming subcontracting opportunities 

Community of Interest


Company Opportunities

Schneider Electric seeks to establish relationships with small businesses with a proven track record in Federal project subcontracting related to the business sectors, NAICS, capabilities, Federal agencies, and socioeconomic designations outlined below.


Business Sectors

Schneider Electric seeks small business partners who serve the following sectors:

  • Schools, State and Local Higher Education
  • Municipalities & Civil Government
  • Military Installations
  • Defense, Security and Justice
  • Federal Health
  • Water/Wastewater

Applicable NAICS

Schneider Electric seeks partners that specialize in operations related to the following NAICS:  

NAICS            Description
 236210          Industrial Building Construction
 236220          Commercial and Institutional Building  Construction
 238210          Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
 238220          Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning Contractors
 238990          All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
 541330          Engineering and Services



The following trades are of interest to Schneider Electric:

  • BAS/Controls
  • Building Envelope
  • Commissioning
  • Data Centers
  • Electrical
  • EV Charging
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Lighting
  • Mechanical
  • Microgrids
  • Plumbing
  • Renewable Energy and Resiliency
  • Solar PV
  • Water and Wastewater

Schneider Electric seeks partners who have past performance or current operations with the following Federal agencies:

  • Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • United States Army
  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Defense Security Service (DSS)
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Energy
  • United States Air Force

Contract Vehicles

Schneider Electric currently holds the following contract vehicles:

  • DOE IDIQ – Generation 2
  • DOE IDIQ – Generation 3

Desired Federal Socioeconomic Classifications

Schneider Electric encourages companies with the following federal socioeconomic classifications to participate in this opportunity.

  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
  • Veteran- Owned Small Business (VOSB)
  • Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • HUBZone Small Business (HUBZone)
  • Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)

 About Schneider Electric

At Schneider Electric, we believe access to energy and digital is a basic human right. We empower all to make the most of their energy and resources, ensuring Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, at every moment. We provide energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. We combine world-leading energy technologies, real-time automation, software, and services into integrated solutions for Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. We make process and energy safe and reliable, efficient, and sustainable, open, and connected. We are a people company. We privilege partners and partnership in everything we do.

Company Profile: Schneider Electric Energy Performance Contracting

What is energy performance contracting?

Energy performance contracting is an innovative funding method in which an energy service company (ESCO) partners with clients to take on a long-term project that tackles maintenance backlogs and facility improvements with energy efficient solutions, using the energy savings generated to pay for the larger project scope.

 Once an ESCO performs an energy audit, they make recommendations on where and how to improve operational and energy efficiency. The projected energy savings are guaranteed by the ESCO for the length of the project and the funds can be applied to further infrastructure updates, implementing state-of-the-art technology, and enriching the lives of those who live, work, learn, and play in the community.

 Schneider Electric is an ESCO committed to helping schools, universities, military installations, and municipalities reach big ambitions through energy savings performance contracts (ESPC).

These types projects offer many long-term benefits such as improved facility efficiency, occupant comfort, sustainability, financial management and environmental protection. Over the past 26 years, Schneider Electric has successfully implemented more than 750 ESPC projects across the nation, saving clients more than $2.5 billion.

Three phases of an ESPC


Development – Schneider Electric partners with subject matter experts for design and engineering of projects


Implementation – Schneider Electric seeks trusted subcontracting partners to install the recommended energy conservation measures (ECMs) associated with the ESPC


Performance – Schneider Electric seeks subcontracting partners for long-term OMR&R (operations, maintenance, repair, and replacement) of installed systems and equipment for the life of the performance period. (upwards of 20+ years)


For more information, please contact the Direct Access Program Planning Support Team at or 202 461 4694.


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