Energy in Oregon

The commissioning firms below have been qualified by the Oregon Department of Energy to perform commissioning services for schools within the SB 1149 Schools Program. The list below is not intended as an endorsement. 
 
The SB 1149 Schools Program requires some SB 1149-funded energy measures to be completed by qualified commissioning firms. See the SB 1149 Program Guidelines for more information.

School Districts
Befor​e signing a contract, a school district should ensure that the commissioning firm is qualified to perform the specific commissioning services that the district is requesting. If commissioning is performed by a non-qualified firm, the commissioning will not be eligible for reimbursement through the school district's SB 1149 public purpose charge funds.


Commissioning Firms
​Contracting agencies and qualified firms are responsible for carefully reading all terms and conditions in Requests for Qualifiications in ORPIN, and ODOE's Prequalified List Agreement for Commissioning Services. Additional guidelines and documents​ are available for interested commissioning firms. 

​​If your firm is interested in becoming an ODOE-approved Commissioning Firm, please create an account in the Oregon Procurement Information Network  (ORPIN). To view current ODOE opportunities, log in to ORPIN and click "Browse" on the left side of the page. On the next page, click through the list below to see all ODOE opportunities:
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Commissioning Firms for Schools
Firm Name
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​Agreement Expiration ​​Primary Contacts
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Ameresco ​10/31/2019​ Joe O'Donnell​
503-290-1288
​Elevate Building Commissioning, LLC ​10/31/2019 ​Caleb Aring​
503-504-7874
Engineering Economics, Inc. ​12/31/2019 Dwight Gray​
503-329-3314
Environmental & Engineering Services, Inc. EESI) 10/31/2019 ​Fred Shaub
541-754-1062
Glumac Inc.​ ​10/31/2019 Rem Wilson
503-227-5280
Jeremy Braithwaite
503-227-5280
Green Building Services ​10/31/2019 Doug Crombie​
503-467-4751 
​HDR Architecture, Inc. ​12/14/2018 ​Matt Beckingham
253-209-9406
Heery International, Inc. 10/31/2019
Richard Young
503-431-6180
​Interface Engineering ​10/31/2019 Andy Frichtl
503-382-2667
McKinstry Essention, LLC​  10/31/2019​ Colin Podelnyk
503-331-2484
Geremy Wolff
206-832-8023
​Northwest Engineering Service, Inc. ​6/19/2019 John Herboth
503-639-7525
Jewel Bergeron
503-639-7525
Solarc Energy Group, LLC 
​10/31/2019 Mike​ Hatten​
541-349-0966
Summit Building Engineering ​10/31/2019 Scott Nelson
503-805-9113
​Welsh Commissioning Group ​10/31/2019 ​Joan Welsh​
253-856-3322
Disclaimer: The commissioning firms listed above have been qualified by the Oregon Department of Energy to perform commissioning services in schools. This list is not intended to endorse the qualifications of the firms listed to perform work other than the services authorized in the RFQ or the Commissioning and Report Requirements. School districts and authorized state agencies are not permitted to use this list of contractors to contract for project management, construction management, design, installation, or any other services that do not match the description of services outlined in the RFQ. Nothing in the solicitation process, RFQ, or any contemplated or final Prequalified List Agreement for Commissioning Services relieves any Contracting Agency from complying with all laws and regulations applicable to public procurement.


Choosing a Commissioning Firm
 
When choosing a commissioning firm, school districts should consider the firm's qualifications and how they match up with the district's current needs and future plans.  

The Oregon Department of Energy cannot advise you on which firm to select. We do have some advice for steps you can take to select the best match for your district:
  1. Confirm and follow and school district procurement rules and regulations regarding selecting and hiring a commissioning firm.
  2. Consider contacting at least three firms directly to discuss availability and needs.
  3. Schedule site visits for commissioning firms so the firm is able to provide a bid estimate and discuss their services with you.
  4. ​Review all bid estimates and select the bid that meets your school district's needs.
All proposals are on file at ODOE. Contact our Schools Team​ for more information or to review the proposals.

 
Hiring a Commissioning Firm

Afer choosing the firm that best fits your school district's needs, you will complete a Scope of Work Approval Form with your commissioning firm. 

The Scope of Work Approval Form will be submitted to ODOE for review and approval, prior to executing a contract. Once the form has been approved by ODOE, the district and commissioning firm may complete a contract that specifies the approved scope for services and specifies that all SB 1149 Schools Program energy audit requirements will be met.
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