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Registration Closed - Schneider Electric Virtual One-on-One Meetings

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
 Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)
 Direct Access Program (DAP)
 Schneider Electric 
 Virtual One-on-One Meetings

 Subcontracting Opportunities on Federal Energy Performance Contracting Projects

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET, by confirmed appointment only
Virtual Format: 
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Deadline to register for consideration: 3:00 PM ET, Friday, March 15th, or when capacity is reached, whichever comes first.
Schneider Electric, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Direct Access Program, will host virtual one-on-one meetings with selected companies.

  • A DS Logon,, or account is required to enter the VetBiz portal to begin the registration process.
  • Completing registration does not guarantee a  one-on-one session with Schneider Electric. 
  • Your registration is only for selection consideration by Schneider Electric for a limited number of 20-minute virtual meetings.  
  • Selection and appointment scheduling are at the sole discretion of Schneider Electric.  
  • Companies that are not selected will receive communications from Schneider Electric. 
  • You must fully complete your profile, upload your capabilities statement, and click “Submit” to complete the meeting consideration process. 
  • Schneider Electric is the sole decision-maker regarding companies that are selected to meet with its representatives.  

The Virtual One-on-One event is a follow-up to the February 29th Virtual Session. Background information, including the session recording and slide presentation may be found at:

Schneider Electric EPC, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ Direct Access Program, will host virtual one-on-one meetings with selected industry representatives. The desired outcome for this event will be for Schneider Electric to identify partners suitable to participate in Energy Performance Contracts in a subcontractor capacity. 

Community of Interest

Company Opportunities

Schneider Electric seeks to establish relationships with small businesses with a proven track record in Federal project subcontracting related to the business sectors, NAICS, capabilities, Federal agencies, and socioeconomic designations outlined below. 

Business Sectors

Schneider Electric seeks small business partners who serve the following sectors:

  • Schools, State and Local Higher Education
  • Municipalities & Civil Government
  • Military Installations
  • Defense, Security and Justice
  • Federal Health
  • Water/Wastewater 

Applicable NAICS

Schneider Electric seeks partners that specialize in operations related to the following NAICS:  

NAICS          Description
 236210         Industrial Building Construction
 236220         Commercial and Institutional Building  Construction
 238210         Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
 238220         Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning Contractors
 238990         All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
 541330         Engineering and Services 


The following trades are of interest to Schneider Electric:

  • BAS/Controls
  • Building Envelope
  • Commissioning
  • Data Centers
  • Electrical
  • EV Charging
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Lighting
  • Mechanical
  • Microgrids
  • Plumbing
  • Renewable Energy and Resiliency
  • Solar PV
  • Water and Wastewater 


Schneider Electric seeks partners who have past performance or current operations with the following Federal agencies:

  • Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • United States Army
  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Defense Security Service (DSS)
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Energy
  • United States Air Force  

Contract Vehicles

Schneider Electric currently holds the following contract vehicles:

  • DOE IDIQ – Generation 2
  • DOE IDIQ – Generation 3

Desired Federal Socioeconomic Classifications

Schneider Electric encourages companies with the following federal socioeconomic classifications to participate in this opportunity.

  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
  • Veteran- Owned Small Business (VOSB)
  • Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • HUBZone Small Business (HUBZone)
  • Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) 

About Schneider Electric

At Schneider Electric, we believe access to energy and digital is a basic human right. We empower all to make the most of their energy and resources, ensuring Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, at every moment. We provide energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. We combine world-leading energy technologies, real-time automation, software, and services into integrated solutions for Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. We make process and energy safe and reliable, efficient, and sustainable, open, and connected. We are a people company. We privilege partners and partnership in everything we do.
Company Profile: Schneider Electric Energy Performance Contracting
What is energy performance contracting?

Energy performance contracting is an innovative funding method in which an energy service company (ESCO) partners with clients to take on a long-term project that tackles maintenance backlogs and facility improvements with energy efficient solutions, using the energy savings generated to pay for the larger project scope.

Once an ESCO performs an energy audit, they make recommendations on where and how to improve operational and energy efficiency. The projected energy savings are guaranteed by the ESCO for the length of the project and the funds can be applied to further infrastructure updates, implementing state-of-the-art technology, and enriching the lives of those who live, work, learn, and play in the community.

Schneider Electric is an ESCO committed to helping schools, universities, military installations, and municipalities reach big ambitions through energy savings performance contracts (ESPC).

These types projects offer many long-term benefits such as improved facility efficiency, occupant comfort, sustainability, financial management and environmental protection. Over the past 26 years, Schneider Electric has successfully implemented more than 750 ESPC projects across the nation, saving clients more than $2.5 billion.
Three phases of an ESPC 

Development – Schneider Electric partners with subject matter experts for design and engineering of projects 

Implementation – Schneider Electric seeks trusted subcontracting partners to install the recommended energy conservation measures (ECMs) associated with the ESPC 

Performance – Schneider Electric seeks subcontracting partners for long-term OMR&R (operations, maintenance, repair, and replacement) of installed systems and equipment for the life of the performance period. (upwards of 20+ years)


For more information, please contact the Direct Access Program Planning Support Team at or 202 461 4694.


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