Procurement Initiatives

Empower Procurement initiatives address common challenges and barriers faced by buyers and sellers at multiple points within the DER product procurement process. Learn more about each initiative and how it can help your organization reach its sustainable, carbon-conscious purchasing goals. Want to get involved? Just let us know.

E-Fleet

The E-Fleet Procurement Initiative (PI) will focus on addressing common gaps to improve the adoption of electric fleets across diverse sectors.

Services

The Services PI offers public agencies resources to analyze their current processes for finding qualified DER service professionals.

Products

The Products PI is designed to provide an opportunity for buyers to learn more about energy-efficient products and possible opportunities for cost savings.

Contract Language

This PI will work with buyers to help them understand and improve their contracts and solicitations.

Benchmarking

This PI provides guidance on measuring and assessing procurement practices to help buyers understand where improvements can be made.

DER Consulting Practices

The full diagnostic PI. This Procurement Initiative provides a comprehensive deep analysis of an organization’s procurement Roles, Rules, and Tools (RRT).