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Become a qualified energy service company

NRCan’s Federal Buildings Initiative, as part of NRCan’s Greening Government Services program, provides opportunities to Energy Service Companies to bid on federal Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs).

Submit your application to get on the list

This is an opportunity to collaborate with NRCan and add your company to the Qualified Bidders List (QBL) of Energy Service Companies (ESCOs). Qualifying through NRCan’s QBL will enable your company to deliver energy performance contracts (EPCs) with federal organizations.

QBL qualification requirements have been updated to directly address the technical, managerial, and financial expertise necessary to deliver EPCs. The updated requirements are expected to increase access to the QBL for ESCOs with limited performance-based contracting experience.

Why you should apply

  • Become qualified to deliver energy performance contracts to the Government of Canada
  • Recognize the expertise of your firm through formal qualification
  • Set your company apart from the competition
  • Work with federal organizations towards achieving net-zero emissions by 2050

How to get started

Submissions are accepted at any time throughout the year. If you meet the qualification requirements, you will be provided with a period of qualification lasting three years.

Step 1: Find out if you have what it takes

Download the qualification requirements document and review Tier 1 and Tier 2 qualification. The qualification requirements apply to firms seeking to qualify under the Greening Government Services program to bid on EPCs with federal departments and agencies.

Technical and managerial requirements have been divided into two separate Tiers to ensure equitable access to federal EPC projects. Tier 1 applies to potential Bidders with extensive experience delivering energy performance contracts. Tier 2 applies to potential Bidders with sufficient energy services project experience, and limited experience with performance-based contracts. The same financial requirements apply to both Tiers of qualification.

Each Request for Qualification will be evaluated by NRCan’s qualification review committee to ensure that potential bidders have acceptable technical, financial, and managerial competence to discharge an EPC with federal organizations.

Step 2: We want to hear from you, reach out to us about a submission

If you are interested in applying or want more information, please click the link below.

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