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Qualified Bidders List of Energy Services Companies

NRCan’s Federal Buildings Initiative, now a part of NRCan’s Greening Government Services, was launched in 1991 to assist federal departments to implement Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs). NRCan continues to maintain the Qualified Bidders List (QBL) of Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) through setting Qualification Requirements, and ensuring qualified ESCOs have the technical and financial capability to deliver EPCs. ESCOs design, build and arrange financing for projects that reduce energy use, and operations and maintenance costs within facilities.

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Qualified Bidders List

The Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) represented below have qualified, through a stringent review process, to bid on Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs) in federal organizations. These ESCOs arrange financing, and design and build projects that reduce energy use, and related operations and maintenance costs. They also assume technical and performance-based risks associated with each project. Qualification has been separated into two tiers.

Tier 1 Energy Service Companies

ESCOs under Tier 1 have been qualified to bid on Energy Performance Contracts up to the maximum contract limits set in the Directive on the Management of Procurement.

Tier 2-Qualified Energy Service Companies

ESCOs under Tier 2 have been qualified to bid on Energy Performance Contracts according to the limitations set in NRCan’s Qualification Requirements, including the limitation to bid on contracts up to a maximum of $5 million.

Tier 1-Qualified Energy Service Companies

The contact information, qualification period and capabilities related to location, contract amounts and energy improvement measures are outlined here for each Tier 1-qualified ESCO.

Ameresco Canada Inc.

Address:
30 Leek Crescent, Suite 301
Richmond Hill ON L4B 4N4

Contact:
Pooja Singh, Senior Proposal Coordinator
Email: posingh@ameresco.com
Telephone: +1-647-788-6016

Website:
www.ameresco.ca

Qualification start date/expiry date:
April 29, 2022 / April 28, 2025

Provinces and territories where the company is qualified to undertake work:
All provinces of Canada

Consortia:
No

Contract capability:
Unlimited

Size of firm ($ sales for the most current year available):
US $1.2 billion (consolidated sales)

Examples of three energy improvement projects:

  • Environment and Climate Change Canada, River Road – Ottawa, ON
  • Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt – Victoria, BC
  • London District Catholic School Board, John Paul II Secondary School – London, ON

Type of energy efficiency improvements that the company is capable of designing and installing:

  • Engineering and concept design
  • Lighting solutions
  • High efficiency motors and variable frequency drives
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning optimization
  • Building envelope improvements
  • Water conservation
  • Cogeneration/CHP
  • Heat pump applications
  • Fuel conversions and electrification
  • Building automation and control systems
  • Smart building solutions and analytics
  • Renewable energy systems: solar, wind & biomass
  • Training and awareness
  • Carbon Reduction/Elimination services
  • Rooftop and Carport Solar PV and Hot Water systems
  • Electrical quality and resiliency
  • Energy Storage
  • Microgrid Systems
  • Geothermal
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
  • Green Hydrogen solutions

Ecosystem

Address:
Delta 3 Building
2875 Laurier Blvd., Suite 950
Québec QC G1V 2M2

Contact:
Marie-France Richard, Senior Business Development Director
Email: mfrichard@ecosystem.ca
Telephone: 418 564-1158
Alt: 418 651-1257 ext. 2247

Website:
www.ecosystem-energy.com

Qualification start date/expiry date:
August 10, 2022 / August 10, 2025

Provinces and territories where the company is qualified to undertake work:
All provinces of Canada, Yukon and the Northwest Territories

Consortia:
No

Contract capability:
$150 million

Size of firm ($ sales for the most current year available):
$86 million

Examples of three energy improvement projects (Energy Performance Contracts):

  • Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board
  • Olympic Parc
  • City of Toronto – City Waterfront Building and EMS Headquarters

Type of energy efficiency improvements that the company is capable of designing and installing:

  • Boiler Retrofits
  • Heating Network Retrofit and Optimization
  • Heat Recovery
  • Ventilation Optimization
  • Air-Source Heat Pumps
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Building Automation Systems
  • Lighting
  • Cooling System Upgrade
  • Solar Energy
  • Waste to Energy
  • Biomass

GDI Integrated Services Inc. (GDI)

Address:
2-6300 Northwest Drive,
Mississauga ON, L4V 1J7
Contact:
Parisa Varjavand, P.Eng, CEM, CMVP
Email: parisa.varjavand@ainsworth.com
Telephone: 1-647-269-7770
Website:
www.ainsworth.com
Qualification start date/expiry date:
June 1st, 2023 / June 1st, 2026

Provinces and territories where the company is qualified to undertake work:

All 10 provinces and 3 territories:

  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick
  • Manitoba
  • British Columbia
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan
  • Alberta
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Northwest Territories
  • Yukon
  • Nunavut

Consortia:
GDI is the ultimate parent company of subsidiaries Ainsworth Inc. (Ainsworth), and Energere. Ainsworth and Energere are Energy Services Companies (ESCOs) and previously listed on NRCan Qualified Bidders List

Contract capability:
GDI does not have any limitation of contract size at this time

Size of firm ($ sales for the most current year available):
GDI has over 26,000 employees and in the last fiscal year of 2022 had revenues of $2.17B
Examples of three energy improvement projects (Energy Performance Contracts):

  • TPSGC Guy Favreau et Dominique Ducharme
  • Institut Philippe Pinel de Montréal
  • Commission Scolaire de Montréal

Type of energy efficiency improvements that the company is capable of designing and installing:

  • Energy efficiency measures to reduce GHGs
  • Energy efficiency measures to reduce energy costs with return on investment
  • Asset replacements, maintenance and repairs
  • Comfort as well as IAQ improvement measures

Honeywell Limited

Address:
85 Enterprise Blvd.
Markham ON  L6G 0B5

Contact:
Michael Pringle
Email: michael.pringle@honeywell.com
Telephone: 416-579-5497

Website:
www.honeywell.com

Qualification start date/expiry date:
August 10, 2022 / August 10, 2025

Provinces and territories where the company is qualified to undertake work:

  • Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan
  • Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories

CONSORTIA: No. Single source responsibility energy service company.

CONTRACT CAPABILITY: $200M+

SIZE OF FIRM ($ sales for the most current year available): $34.4B US (2021)

Examples of three energy improvement projects:

  • Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton Alberta
  • Town of Gander, Gander Newfoundland
  • Cambrian College, Sudbury Ontario

Type of energy efficiency improvements that the company is capable of designing and installing:

  • NetZero Master Plan, Project Phases
  • Carbon Emissions Management Systems
  • Engineering design
  • Lighting design and controls
  • Water conservation
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC)
  • Healthy Buildings, Indoor air quality
  • Renewable technology - Biomass, fuel cells, solar thermal and PV, wind turbine, geothermal heat pumps Geothermal and geoexchange installations
  • Building envelope improvements
  • Central plant, cogeneration and energy storage applications
  • Commercial demand response
  • Greenhouse gas emissions management services
  • Deep retrofit and retro-commissioning
  • Control system integration
  • Predictive energy and maintenance management software
  • Energy and facility infrastructure renewal programs
  • Water and Wastewater Management Solutions
  • Energy usage monitors and reporting dashboards
  • Smart metering
  • Training
  • Vehicle electrification
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Microgrid solutions
  • Thermal energy storage
  • Battery Energy Storage Solutions
  • Measurement and verification of energy savings
  • District energy

Johnson Controls Canada L.P.

Address:
30 Edgewater Street, Unit 108
Ottawa ON K2L 1V8

Contact:
Preston Blair, Account Executive
Email: preston.blair@jci.com
Telephone: 613-222-3392

Website:
www.johnsoncontrols.com

Qualification start date/expiry date:
December 11, 2023, December 11, 2026

Provinces and territories where the company is qualified to undertake work:
All provinces and territories of Canada

Consortia:
No

Contract capability:
Unlimited

Size of firm ($ sales for the most current year available):
$26.79 billion (2023)

Examples of three energy improvement projects (Energy Performance Contracts):

  • Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • CFB Petawawa, Petawawa, Ontario

Type of energy efficiency improvements that the company is capable of designing and installing:

  • Deep energy retrofits
  • Engineering design
  • Intelligent lighting
  • High-efficiency motors
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
  • Building envelope improvements
  • Cogeneration
  • Training programs
  • Building control systems
  • Advanced digital control techniques for building technologies
  • Fuel conversion: gas, oil and electricity
  • Renewable energy: hydroelectric, solar, wind, biomass
  • Water conservation
  • Ground source heat pump (closed and open loop)
  • District heating system
  • Distributed energy storage
  • Chilled water systems
  • Micro grids

MCW Custom Energy Solutions Ltd.

Address:
615‒207 Queens Quay W.
Toronto ON M5J 1A7

Contact:
Colin J. Rabnett
Email: crabnett@mcw.com
Telephone: 416-598-2920
Fax: 416-598-5394

Website:
www.mcw.com

Qualification start date/expiry date:
May 1st, 2023 / May 1st, 2026

Provinces and territories where the company is qualified to undertake work:
All provinces and territories of Canada

Consortia:
No

Contract capability:
Unlimited

Size of firm ($ sales for the most current year available):
$62.5 million (2018 gross revenue of the MCW Group of Companies)

Examples of three energy improvement projects (Energy Performance Contracts):

  • University of Guelph – The Green Gryphon Initiative EPC, Guelph, Ontario
  • Halifax Regional Centre for Education – Lights Off. Green On! EPC, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • Government of Nunavut – Kivalliq Region EPC, Kivalliq Region, Nunavut

Type of energy efficiency improvements that the company is capable of designing and installing:

  • Building automation control systems
  • Building envelope improvements
  • Central plant improvements and conversions
  • Cogeneration and CHP
  • Cogeneration and combined heat and power
  • District energy and microgrids
  • Energy awareness and engagement strategies
  • Engineering design
  • Fuel conversions – gas, oil and electricity
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
  • Lighting
  • Measurement and verification of energy savings
  • Motors
  • Recommissioning
  • Renewable energy - solar, biomass, wind, etc.
  • Training
  • Water conservation

Siemens Canada Limited

Address:
1577 North Service Rd. E.
Oakville ON  L6H 0H6

Contact:
Name:  Thomas Falk
Email: falk.thomas@siemens.com
Telephone: 613-404-3009

Website:
www.siemens.ca

Qualification start date/expiry date:
October 1, 2023 / October 1, 2026

Provinces and territories where the company is qualified to undertake work:
All provinces and territories of Canada

Consortia:
None

Contract capability:
Unlimited

Size of firm ($ sales for the most current year available):
$2 billion

Examples of three energy improvement projects (Energy Performance Contracts):

  • Algonquin College, Nepean, Ontario
  • St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
  • Durham College, Oshawa, Ontario

Type of energy efficiency improvements that the company is capable of designing and installing:

  • Engineering design
  • Lighting
  • Motors
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
  • Building envelope improvements
  • Cogeneration
  • Microgrid energy management
  • Control systems
  • Fuel conversion
  • Renewable energy: solar, wind, thermal, waste to energy
  • Water conservation
  • Power factor correction
  • Demand response, peak demand limiting
  • Performance contracting (guaranteed)
  • Financing
  • DBOOM/PPA (Design, Build, Own, Operate, Maintain)/Power Purchase Agreements
  • Asset management
  • Retrofits, commissioning
  • Building automation systems and controls
  • Hydrogen solutions
  • Supply-side optimization
  • Demand-side optimization
  • Battery storage systems
  • Consumption optimization
  • Global adjustment solutions
  • IoT solutions and integration
  • Decentralized and centralized energy systems

Trane Canada ULC

Address:
101‒525 Cochrane Dr
Markham ON L3R 8E3

Contact:
Jeff Weir
Email: jeff.weir@trane.com
Telephone: 416-276-8357

Website:
www.trane.com

Qualification start date/expiry date:
July 1, 2023 / July 1, 2026

Provinces and territories where the company is qualified to undertake work:
All provinces of Canada

Consortia:
No

Contract capability:
Unlimited

Size of firm ($ sales for the most current year available):
$15.99 Billion USD (2022 Revenue total for Trane Technologies plc, Trane Canada ULC’s parent firm)

Examples of three energy improvement projects (Energy Performance Contracts):

  • Arnprior Regional Health, Arnprior, ON – three phases
  • City of Toronto – Etobicoke Olympium (aquatic and recreational complex)
  • Grey Bruce Health Services, Owen Sound, ON – Steam boiler plant upgrade

Type of energy efficiency improvements that the company is capable of designing and installing:

  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
  • Deep energy retrofits / Decarbonization
  • Chilled water systems
  • Heat Recovery (air and water)
  • Air Source and Ground Source heat pumps
  • High-efficiency Boiler Plants – steam and hot water
  • Building Automation Systems – Trane-based and others
  • Heat Recovery chillers
  • Digital Analytics for system improvements
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Renewable energy: hydro, solar, wind, biomass
  • Advanced air filtration and microbial reduction
  • Building envelope improvements
  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • Thermal and Electrical Battery systems
  • Micro grids
  • District heating and cooling system
  • Advanced lighting
  • Water conservation
  • Cogeneration
  • Training programs
  • Fuel conversion
  • High-efficiency motors
  • Power Factor Correction

Tier 2-Qualified Energy Service Company Details

The contact information, qualification period and capabilities related to location, contract amounts, and energy improvement measures are outlined here for each Tier 2-qualified ESCO.

Envari Energy Solutions Inc.

Address:
2711 Hunt Club Road, PO Box 8700

Ottawa ON K1G 3S4

Contact:
Glenn Mooney, Manager, Energy Services

Email: glennnmooney@envari.com

Telephone: (613) 321-8274 (Ext. 7693)

Website:
www.envari.com

Qualification start date/expiry date:
March 16, 2022 / March 16, 2025

Provinces and territories where the company is qualified to undertake work:
Ontario

Consortia:
No

Contract capability:
$5M

Size of firm ($ sales for the most current year available):
$20M

Examples of three energy improvement projects (Energy Performance Contracts):

  • Renfrew County Catholic District School Board, Pembroke, Ontario
  • Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa, Ontario
  • City of Ottawa’s Building Engineering and Energy Management, Ottawa, Ontario

Type of energy efficiency improvements that the company is capable of designing and installing:

  • Engineering Design, Conceptual Design, GHG Reduction, Deep Retrofit, Training
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Heat Recovery, Indoor Air Quality, Fuel Conversions
  • Cold Climate Heat Pump Technologies
  • Water Conservation
  • Central Plant – Steam, High and Low Temperature Hot Water, and Decentralization
  • Lighting- Interior, Exterior, and Roadway
  • Building Envelope Upgrades
  • Building Automation Systems, Control Systems - Commissioning, Recommissioning & Retrocommissioning
  • Energy Data Services - Energy Usage Monitoring and Reporting
  • Metering and Submetering
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Cogeneration
  • Energy Storage - Thermal and Battery
  • Electricity Vaults - Assessments, Maintenance, Upgrades, Replacement
  • Electric Vehicle Chargers and Infrastructure
  • Demand Management and Demand Response Management
  • Utility Infrastructure
  • Distributed Energy Resources - Smart Energy, Microgrids
  • Smart City Technologies
  • Operate and Maintain

Disclaimer

Energy service companies were evaluated based on financial criteria available at the time when qualification was sought and are pre-approved for Federal Buildings Initiative projects only. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) does not endorse the companies that are listed as Qualified Bidders in this list of Qualified Energy Service Companies. NRCan is not responsible for the information supplied by these organizations or for keeping the information in this directory current and correct. NRCan also waives any responsibility for the work performed by the companies listed herein. Contractors and departments are advised to perform their own due diligence in reviewing the financial condition of the energy service company before entering into any contract.

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