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EventSDG&E Statewide Residential HVAC QI/QM Request for Abstracts Releasing in October 2021
Date/TimeFriday, December 31, 2021 12:00 AM
LocationSan Diego Gas & Electric Company
DocumentsRFA Overview

As part of San Diego Gas & Electric Company’s solicitation schedule and to comply with D.18.01.004, the Statewide Residential HVAC Sector’s program abstracts will be requested. This is the first stage of the solicitation process beginning in October 2021.

This Request for Abstract seeks qualified Bidders to propose, design, implement, and deliver an innovative Statewide HVAC Quality Installation and Quality Maintenance (QI/QM) program in the residential sector across all four California investor-owned utilities.  The Program will be funded by the IOUs' "Market Support" segment of the EE program portfolios.  The CPUC's cost-effectiveness threshold requirements do not apply to the Market Support segment.  However, the IOUs encourage Bidders to propose a cost-efficient program design and delivery that maximizes program performance.   

The Residential HVAC’s proposed program should increase residential customer awareness of their energy use and motivate them to take action. Although multiple aspects of other IOU programs include HVAC optimization elements, the focus for this specific effort should include interventions focusing on altering residential usage. These actions can consist of usage-based and/or equipment-based changes in behaviors and increased participation in existing and future energy efficiency or demand response programs.  

The attached overview provides more details

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

    -        RFP Bidders' Conference: 12/8/2021

    -        Deadline for Bidders to Submit Proposals: 1/14/2022


  • ESA Single -Family Core Program

-        RFP Release: To be determined (TBD)

-        RFP Bidders' Conference:

-        Deadline for Bidders to Submit Proposals:

  • ESA Equipment Vendors

-        RFQ Release: TBD

-        RFQ Bidders' Conference: 

-        Deadline for Bidders to Submit Quotes/Proposals:

  • Joint SCE and SoCalGas ESA Pilot Plus/Pilot Deep

-        RFP Release: TBD

-        RFP Bidders' Conference:

-        Deadline for Bidders to Submit Proposals:

  • ESA New Construction BE Pilot (Clean Energy Homes)

-        RFP Release: TBD

-        RFP Bidders' Conference: 

-        Deadline for Bidders to Submit Proposals:

  • ESA Pilot Evaluation

-        RFP Release: TBD

-        RFP Bidders' Conference: 

-        Deadline for Bidders to Submit Proposals:

  • ESA Inspections

-        RFP Release: TBD

-        RFP Bidders' Conference: 

-        Deadline for Bidders to Submit Proposals: 

  • 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 ( 

EventSouthern Multifamily Whole Building Request for Proposal Releasing in January 2022
Date/TimeThursday, March 31, 2022 12:00 AM
LocationSan Diego Gas & Electric Company
DocumentsRFP Overview

As part of San Diego Gas & Electric’s (“SDG&E”) solicitation schedule, and to comply with D.21-06-015, SDG&E will be requesting proposals that will serve the Southern California Edison (SCE), Southern California Gas Company (“SoCalGas”), and SDG&E service territories for the Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) Southern Multifamily Whole Building (MFWB) segment. SDG&E will serve as the Program Administrator for the Southern MFWB. The RFP Solicitation will consist of a single-stage Request for Proposal (“RFP”), followed by a two-step selection process[1] beginning in January 2022. The MFWB market segment will be comprised of in unit, CAM and MFWB measures for income eligible deed restricted and non-deed restricted multifamily properties.

The RFP Overview is attached

[1] D.21-06-015at 355 and Attachment 4, Section 1.

EventSupplier Diversity Symposium Event - Rescheduled
Date/TimeWednesday, January 12, 2022 1:00 PM
LocationCalifornia IOUs
DocumentsSupplier Diversity Webinar

To all Parties on the Service Lists for A.19-11-003 et al,R.13-11-005, R.15-03-010, R.18-07-006, R.12-11-005, R.19-01-011:


The Supplier Diversity teams from San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison Company (SCE), and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) (collectively the investor-owned utilities or Joint IOUs) are rescheduling the Contractor Symposium webinar from Monday, December 13, 2021,to Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 1 pm to 3:30 pm PST. The primary objective of this event is to create visibility and accessibility between interested third party vendors and contractors to facilitate networking and business relationships that may lead to potential business opportunities for qualified, diverse, and/or small businesses who may be interested in submitting bids to any upcoming Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) and/or Energy Efficiency (EE) solicitations. Webinar call-in information will only be provided to those who register for this event.


Registration for this event has been extended and will close on Friday, December 3, 2021. Organizations who registered by the original November 19, 2021, deadline are not required to register a second time.


Once the Registration deadline closes, all registered participants will receive additional instructions.


Please register via the link or QR code provided below.


For questions regarding the Contractor Symposium please contact:  Meredith Garcia (SDG&E) at and David Pell (PG&E) at


Register via the Registration Form Link:

Or via the QR Code Below & Attached:




ESA and EE solicitation information for the IOUs isavailable on PEPMA using the following link:




EventMultifamily Whole Building RFP - Bidder’s Workshop, November 17 - Recording, References, Q&A
Date/TimeMonday, February 28, 2022 9:00 AM
LocationPG&E and SDG&E
DocumentsQ & A

To all Parties on the Service Lists for A.19-11-003,R.13-11-005, R.15-03-010, R.18-07-006:


PG&E and SDG&E recently held a Bidder’s Workshop in advance of launching the Northern and Southern Multifamily Whole Building (MFWB) Solicitations. Please find important information below (and attached).


MFWB workshop recording is located at: