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File #: 20-3981    Version: 1 Name: Ameresco, Inc., Framingham, Massachusetts
Type: Contract Status: Approved
File created: 8/31/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/24/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: PROPOSED CONTRACT Department(s): Bureau of Asset Management Vendor: Ameresco, Inc., Framingham, Massachusetts Request: Authorization for the Chief Procurement Officer to enter into and execute Good(s) or Service(s): Energy Consultant Services for Natural Gas & Electricity for County-Owned & Leased Facilities Contract Value: $450,000.00 Contract period: 10/1/2020 - 9/30/2023, with one (1), two (2) year renewal options Potential Fiscal Year Budget Impact: FY 2021 $150,000.00, FY 2022 $150,000.00, FY 2023 $150,000.00 Accounts: 11100.1499.33930.540022 - Electricity 11100.1499.33930.540028 - Natural Gas Contract Number(s): 1923-18043 Concurrences: The vendor has met the Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprise Ordinance via direct participation. The Chief Procurement Officer concurs. Summary: Ameresco, Inc. will provide energy consultant, procurement, bill payment and data management services for the procurement of and budgeting for electricity, natural gas...
Indexes: (Inactive) ELIZABETH GRANATO, Interim Chief, Bureau of Asset Management

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PROPOSED CONTRACT

 

Department(s):  Bureau of Asset Management

 

Vendor:  Ameresco, Inc., Framingham, Massachusetts

 

Request: Authorization for the Chief Procurement Officer to enter into and execute

 

Good(s) or Service(s):  Energy Consultant Services for Natural Gas & Electricity for County-Owned & Leased Facilities

 

Contract Value:  $450,000.00

 

Contract period:  10/1/2020 - 9/30/2023, with one (1), two (2) year renewal options

 

Potential Fiscal Year Budget Impact:  FY 2021 $150,000.00, FY 2022 $150,000.00, FY 2023 $150,000.00

 

Accounts:

11100.1499.33930.540022 - Electricity

11100.1499.33930.540028 - Natural Gas

 

Contract Number(s):  1923-18043 

 

Concurrences:                     

The vendor has met the Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprise Ordinance via direct participation.

 

The Chief Procurement Officer concurs.

 

Summary:  Ameresco, Inc. will provide energy consultant, procurement, bill payment and data management services for the procurement of and budgeting for electricity, natural gas, and renewable energy for Cook County facilities. Due to deregulated energy markets, the County can seek energy supply from multiple sources, which may result in operational savings.  Due to the complexity and number of County accounts, it is in the best interest of the County to use a subject matter expert to assist the County.

 

Ameresco’s fee for the services provided is assessed as a percentage of the amount of energy procured for the County.  In addition, the data management and bill consolidation/validation process are flat annual fees per account as outlined in the Request for Proposals (RFP). Together, these costs will not exceed $150,000 annually.

 

This contract is awarded through a publicly advertised Request for Proposals (RFP) in accordance with the Cook County Procurement Code. Ameresco, Inc. is awarded this contract based on established evaluation criteria.

 

With approval of the agreement herein, it is respectfully requested that the Bureau Chief of Asset Management, or designee, be authorized to execute, on behalf of the County of Cook, all documents necessary to implement and administer the electricity and natural gas service agreement.

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