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EventSouthern California Edison - Energy Savings Assistance Program Solicitations
Date/TimeFriday, October 21, 2022 8:00 AM
DocumentsAdvice Letter 4578-E
ESA Solicitation Workshop Training Q&A Final 11.1.2021
ESA Solicitation Workshop Training Presentation Deck_Final 11.1.2021
Final Solicitation Workshop Training Recording

Energy Savings Assistance Program Solicitations

Market Participant:

Southern California Edison Company (“SCE”) is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, and the largest subsidiary of Edison International. SCE would like to invite your company to participate in the Energy Savings Assistance Program (“ESA”) solicitations. SCE is seeking innovative program proposals that focus on providing deeper electric energy savings and a customer needs-based targeted approach for customers having difficulty balancing their energy needs and household cost to effectively serve SCE’s income-qualified customers. To meet this goal, various ESA solicitations as listed below for program elements are planned and may be subject to change. SCE will select the best programs and services for its income-qualified customers through an open, competitive Request for Proposals (“RFP”) and /or Request for Quote (“RFQ”) process.

Interested third parties may refer to SCE’s2021-2026 ESA Program Solicitation Plan for further details regarding detailed information on each ESA solicitation and projected timing.

Information is also available on the website at:

The RFP/RFQ process for all ESA Program solicitations is estimated to take between 8 to 12 months.

Schedule of Active and Upcoming ESA Solicitations


  • ESA Inspections

-        RFP Release: 6/30/2022

-        RFP Bidders' Conference: 7/13/2022

-        Deadline for Bidders to Submit Proposals: 7/28/2022

  • ESA Equipment Vendors

-        RFP Release: 5/24/2022

-        RFP Bidders' Conference: 6/7/2022

-        Deadline for Bidders to Submit Quotes/Proposals: 7/7/2022

  • ESA Core Program

-        RFP Release: 3/23/2022

-        RFP Bidders' Conference: 4/12/2022

-        Deadline for Bidders to Submit Proposals: 5/12/2022

  • ESA Building Electrification Pilot (BE Pilot)
  • -        RFP Release: 11/30/2021

    -        RFP Bidders' Conference: 12/8/2021

    -        Deadline for Bidders to Submit Proposals: 1/28/2022

  • ESA New Construction BE Pilot (Clean Energy Homes)

-        RFP Release: 12/20/2021

-        RFP Bidders' Conference: 1/10/2022

-        Deadline for Bidders to Submit Proposals: 2/15/2022

  • Joint SCE and SoCalGas ESA Pilot Plus/Pilot Deep Implementation

-        RFP Release: 2/1/2022

-        RFP Bidders' Conference: 2/8/2022

-        Deadline for Bidders to Submit Proposals: 3/9/2022

  • Joint SCE and SoCalGas ESA Pilot Plus/Pilot Deep Evaluation

-        RFP Release: 2/16/2022

-        RFP Bidders' Conference: 2/24/2022

-        Deadline for Bidders to Submit Proposals: 3/24/2022

  • ESA Building Electrification (BE) and Clean Energy Homes (CEH) Pilot Evaluations
  • -        RFP Release: 3/10/2022

    -        RFP Bidders' Conference: 3/17/2022

    -        Deadline for Bidders to Submit Proposals: 4/14/2022


  • ESA System

-        RFP Release: (TBD)

-        RFP Bidders' Conference:

-        Deadline for Bidders to Submit Proposals:

  • ESA Interactive Energy Education

-        RFP Release: (TBD)

-        RFP Bidders' Conference: 

-        Deadline for Bidders to Submit Proposals:


Registration Instructions

Companies (bidders) interested in receiving notifications and to be included in the bid lists for the referenced solicitation opportunities from SCE’s Supply Management group are required to self-register their company information prior to a solicitation release on this Proposal Evaluation & Proposal Management Application (PEPMA) website.

SCE will be using SAP® Ariba® (the Platform) for the actual ESA solicitation RFP/RFQ posting of bid documents and related information, as well as accepting bid submissions. Therefore, bidders that do not yet have an existing Platform account must register to create a username/password with the Platform as well.

For additional information on Platform self-registration, please visit the SCE Ariba Registration website at and refer to the “Ariba Supplier Self Registration Guide” and “Supplier Registration FAQ.”

Ariba Support

For any questions with registration, contact Ariba Helpline for Suppliers at 866-218-2155, option #2, or go to the Ariba Support website for network assistance.

SCE Support

If you have any questions or concerns about this communication, please submit via electronic communication to: 

SAP® Ariba® Registration Guide and FAQs

ESA Solicitation Process Timeline

Pre-solicitation Release:

  • RFP Development
  • Solicitation Bidder Training*

Solicitation Release:

  • RFP/RFQ Package Released on Ariba® (Includes: Instructions/bid submission requirements, Work Specifications/Technical requirements, Commercial requirements (Master Consultant Terms & Conditions (MCSA) and Cost), etc.
  • Bidder Questions and SCE Provides Answers (Q&A) Period Begins
  • Bidders’ Conference**
  • Q&A Period Ends
  • Scoring and Evaluating RFP Responses
  • Bidder Selection (Short Listing of Bids)
  • Contract Negotiations (Statement of Work (SOW) and Commercial Terms)
  • Contract Award and Purchase Order (PO) Issuance

*Bidder Workshop/Vendor Outreach and Training

SCE will hold a series of web-based RFP/RFQ pre-solicitation release conferences and training workshops to provide prospective bidders with SCE’s general solicitation information such as proposal requirements (technical &commercial), cybersecurity, contractor safety requirements, customer data, and privacy requirements, diverse business enterprises (DBEs), and other basic qualifications (e.g., what constitutes an acceptable bid, qualification process, etc.). The training will also include an overview of income-qualified program-related resources and where to locate them (e.g., recent Commission decisions, etc.). In some instances, the training will be recorded and posted on SCE’s website and/or the PEPMA website, so the information can be accessed at any time by all prospective bidders.

Dates, times, and links to the online Bidder Workshop/Vendor Outreach and Training:

  Date: October 13, 2021

  Time: 9am – 11am

  Location/Links: SCE Solicitation Workshop Training 10.13.21

  Date: October 21, 2021

  Time: 9am – 11am

  Location/Links: SCE Solicitation Workshop Training 10.21.21

  Date: October 27, 2021

  Time: 9am – 11am

  Location/Links: SCE Solicitation Workshop Training 10.27.21

ESA Solicitation Workshop Training Q&A, Presentation Deck, and Recording (MP4) will be posted by the close of business (COB) on 11/01/2021 above in the "Document" section. 

**Bidders’ Conference

The Bidders’ Conference provides an opportunity for prospective bidders to ask questions and get clarification of the requirements for submitting an ESA solicitation proposal. SCE will host bidders’ conferences and respond to questions from third parties to provide information that will enable them to successfully respond to the solicitation opportunities. The Bidders’ Conference is usually held online, via the Microsoft Teams online application as an online seminar. All questions submitted by solicitation participants and SCE’s corresponding responses will be posted publicly on the Ariba® message board for the corresponding solicitation, so all respondents have equal access to ESA solicitation information provided by SCE.

Dates, times, and links to the online Bidders' Conferences will be provided in individual ESA solicitation bid invitations.

Bidder Interest Form

SCE is providing a “Bidder Interest form” to gauge bidder interest in specific ESA solicitation participation across the multiple ESA solicitations. SCE strongly encourages all potential bidders to complete and click “submit” to complete the form.

SCE Bidder Interest Form  

Please note, completing this form does not register your company for ESA solicitation notifications or access to bid information. See “Registration Instructions” above.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

No FAQs posted at this time

Regulatory Information/Resources 

California Public Utilities Commission 


Low Income Oversight Board (LIOB)/Resources 

LIOB | Low Income Oversight Board ( 

EventSDG&E Low Income and Outreach Customer Assistance Request for Proposals Releasing in May 2022
Date/TimeThursday, June 30, 2022 12:00 AM
LocationSan Diego Gas & Electric Company
DocumentsRFP Overview


As part of San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E)’s community outreach efforts, SDG&E is looking for community organizations (Contractors) to assist with efforts to educate and enroll customers in bill assistance and energy savings assistance programs. We are looking for organizations with proven record and expertise in outreaching to low income and multicultural/multilingual communities.

 Purpose and Objectives

Contractor shall create a strategy for marketing the Customer Assistance Programs to customers throughout San Diego Gas & Electric Company’s regional territory.  This effort should result in reaching agreed upon enrollment targets of eligible customers and, also awareness of how to reduce your utility bills.

The attached RFP overview provides details for participating

EventSDG&E Small Business Outreach- Request for Abstracts - Releasing in July 2022
Date/TimeWednesday, August 31, 2022 12:00 AM
LocationSan Diego Gas & Electric Company
DocumentsRFA Overview

As part of San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E)’s solicitation schedule, and to comply with D.18.01.004, SDG&E is requesting abstracts for a Small Business Outreach Program. This is the first stage of the solicitation process beginning in July 2022. The Small Business Outreach program will serve small commercial customers in SDG&E service territory, the majority of whom are classified as Hard-to Reach (HTR) or located in Disadvantaged Communities (DAC). This program will be classified as an Equity program to specifically target these customers who are typically underserved through traditional energy efficiency interventions. The Small Business Outreach sector includes two main market segments: Wholesale/Retail/Offices and Hospitality/Services.

The potential for savings is great for this market sector. Therefore, the Company is looking for an innovative and comprehensive solution that encourages engagement from hard-to-reach customers and reliably captures and documents energy (kWh, kW, and/or Therm) savings applicable to these customers. The focus of the new Equity program will be to drive persistent bill savings for Small Business customers through one-on-one energy management coaching to navigate the utility’s portfolio of rate options, bill management, load management, and energy savings programs. If the bidder submits a successful abstract, the bidder will be invited to participate in the RFP.

The attached RFA Overview provides additional details

EventPG&E RFP 133414 - Statewide Codes and Standards Advocacy Program
Date/TimeFriday, July 8, 2022 5:00 PM
DocumentsContract Opportunity Announcement and Registration Link


Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) from qualified parties with subject matter expertise in various topic areas to design and implement Statewide (SW) Codes and Standards (C&S) Advocacy program to support:


·         Title 24: State Building Codes in residential and non-residential areas

·         Title 20: State Appliance Standards

·         National Codes & Standards: National Building Codes & Federal Appliance Standards


The subject matter expertise in various topic areas includes but not limited to, program coordination, plumbing products, lighting, industrial processes, motors, HVAC, building envelops, energy storage, electronics, water heating, and plug loads. Bidder(s) must have a strong understanding of the state and federal regulatory landscape, rulemaking processes, program milestones, data collection strategies, stakeholders, and the barriers that limit the adoption of effective C&S. 


Successful Bidder(s) will work with PG&E’s SW C&S Advocacy Program Managers and other implementers with subject matter expertise to complete work in various topic areas to support Title 24, Title 20, and National Codes and Standards advocacy work.


·         This is a one-stage solicitation process, Request for Proposal (RFP), which a scoring team will evaluate Bidders’ responses. 


·         Bidders will be required to demonstrate their deep level of knowledge and successful track record relevant to SW C&S Advocacy Program.


·         The RFP submittal instructions will be available in Mackenzie (formerly PowerAdvocate)  (PG&E’s online bidding platform) once this solicitation is open. 






·         Information provided to Bidders will include:

o    Bid submission forms

o    Bidders conference registration instructions

o    Instructions on how to submit Bidder’s response

o    Solicitation timeline and important dates


Supply Chain Responsibility Considerations:

The selected Bidder(s) is encouraged to align with PG&E’s Supply Chain Responsibility policies and procedures. The Bidders will be asked to provide a description of their internal, specific supply chain responsibility program and practices related to supplier diversity, environmental sustainability and ethical business conduct.


Conduct Requirements: 

The selected Bidder(s), as well as the subcontractors, must adhere to the principles and standards outlined in PG&E’s Supplier Code of Conduct as follows:  


Timeframe for this Solicitation:

The RFP is scheduled to release by early June 2022 with responses due by Mid-July 2022.  


How to Respond:

Bidders interested in participating in this RFP for Statewide C&S Advocacy Program must register in Wood Mackenzie Supply Chain (formerly PowerAdvocate) at:



Bidders may register to participate in the RFP in Wood Mackenzie Supply Chain (formerly PowerAdvocate) until July 8, 2022, unless otherwise modified by PG&E.



If Additional Questions, Contact PG&E’s Bid Event Coordinator:

Tony Abdulla via Wood Mackenzie Supply Chain(formerly PowerAdvocate)