Food Equipment

Contracting Initiative

Food Service

Cut-and-Paste Acquisition Language for Food Service

(Service Solicitation)

The Vendor shall provide and maintain the food service equipment in such a way as to ensure that energy savings are maximized. Any equipment provided by the Vendor during the duration of this contract shall meet ENERGY STAR® certification guidelines. 

The following is a list of food service equipment for which ENERGY STAR® certified
products are available. It is not all-inclusive and is evolving; the most current list is available at https://www.energystar.gov/productfinder.

  • Commercial refrigerators and freezers
  • Commercial fryers
  • Commercial griddles
  • Ice machines, air-cooled or water-cooled
  • Commercial ovens
  • Hot food holding cabinets
  • Commercial steamers or steam cookers
  • Commercial dishwashers
[If the Vendor is responsible for maintaining the cafeteria facility space] When maintaining the cafeteria facility space, the Vendor shall purchase products that meet FEMP-designated or ENERGY STAR® standards. This may include but is not limited to:

  • Light bulbs
  • Light fixtures

The Contractor shall supply products that are ENERGY STAR® certified for all covered products purchased under this contract (see Statement of Work for list of covered products).

To find ENERGY STAR® certified food service equipment, visit: https://www.energystar.gov/productfinder/product/certified-vending-machines/results

The Vendor shall not utilize water-cooled ice machines that use once-through cooling systems.

The Vendor shall verify that all covered products supplied under this contract are ENERGY STAR® certified. The Vendor shall submit manufacturer cut sheets that confirm the products comply with efficiency requirements for each model of the covered product supplied

Past Performance
The Vendor shall provide documents showing prior experience in specifying, purchasing, and using ENERGY STAR® certified products. The Vendor shall provide a list of all relevant contracts over the past two years involving the specification, purchase, and use of ENERGY STAR® certified products.

If the Vendor intends to subcontract any work involving purchasing products, the Vendor shall provide documents showing the subcontractor’s prior experience with purchasing and using ENERGY STAR® certified products.

[Option 1] Technical Approach
Vendors will be evaluated on their ability to verify that all covered products supplied under this contract are ENERGY STAR® certified.

[Option 2] Price
Vendors will be evaluated based on Best Value, including considerations for products purchased under this contract, as assessed through life cycle cost analysis. Vendors are required to provide the cost for each product using the life cycle cost formula below:

LCC = I + Repl − Res + E + W + OMR + X
where:

LCC = Total LCC in present-value dollars of a given alternative
I = Present-value investment costs
Repl = Present-value capital replacement costs
Res = Present-value residual value (resale value, scrap value, salvage value) less disposal costs
E = Present-value energy costs
W = Present-value water costs
OMR = Present-value non-fuel operating, maintenance, and repair costs
X = Present-value other costs (benefits treated as negative costs)

For more information on how to calculate life cycle cost, refer to https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/hb/2020/NIST.HB.135-2020.pdf

Past Performance
The Vendor will be awarded points based on evidence supplied of the Vendor's past performance in providing energy-efficient products with contracts of similar size, scope, and complexity. Evidence will be evaluated based on the relevance of the submitted information, the level of detail, and verification from the Vendor's references.

Commercial Air-Cooled Ice Machines

Cut-and-Paste Acquisition Language for Air-Cooled Ice Machines

(Product Solicitation)

According to [your organization’s] goals to optimize energy performance at [your site], the Vendor shall ensure that all commercial air-cooled ice machines supplied are ENERGY STAR® certified products.

The Vendor shall supply ENERGY STAR® certified commercial air-cooled ice machines. View a list of all ENERGY STAR® certified commercial air-cooled ice machines at the link below: https://www.energystar.gov/productfinder/product/certified-commercial-ice-machines/results Commercial air-cooled ice machines that are not ENERGY STAR® certified will not be considered for the bid.

The Vendor shall submit manufacturer cut sheets for each model of commercial air-cooled ice machine supplied indicating ENERGY STAR® certification.

[Option 1] The Vendor will be evaluated based on the Vendor’s ability to verify that all commercial air-cooled ice machines supplied under this contract are ENERGY STAR® certified products.

[Option 2] The Vendor will be evaluated based on Best Value as assessed through life cycle cost analysis. Vendors are required to provide the cost for each commercial air-cooled ice machine using the life cycle cost formula below:

LCC = I + Repl − Res + E + W + OMR + X
where:

LCC = Total LCC in present-value dollars of a given alternative
I = Present-value investment costs
Repl = Present-value capital replacement costs
Res = Present-value residual value (resale value, scrap value, salvage value) less disposal costs
E = Present-value energy costs
W = Present-value water costs
OMR = Present-value non-fuel operating, maintenance, and repair costs
X = Present-value other costs (benefits treated as negative costs)

For more information on how to calculate life cycle cost, refer to https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/hb/2020/NIST.HB.135-2020.pdf

Commercial Dishwashers

Cut-and-Paste Acquisition Language for Commercial Dishwashers

(Product Solicitation)

According to [your organization’s] goals to optimize energy performance at [your site], the Vendor shall ensure that all commercial dishwashers supplied are ENERGY STAR® certified products.

The Vendor shall supply ENERGY STAR® certified commercial dishwashers. View a list of all ENERGY STAR® certified commercial dishwashers at the link below: https://www.energystar.gov/productfinder/product/certified-commercial-dishwashers/ Commercial dishwashers that are not ENERGY STAR® certified will not be considered for the bid.

The Vendor shall submit manufacturer cut sheets for each model of commercial dishwasher supplied indicating ENERGY STAR® certification.

[Option 1] The Vendor will be evaluated based on the Vendor’s ability to verify that all commercial dishwashers supplied under this contract are ENERGY STAR® certified products.

[Option 2] The Vendor will be evaluated based on Best Value as assessed through life cycle cost analysis. Vendors are required to provide the cost for each commercial dishwasher using the life cycle cost formula below:

LCC = I + Repl − Res + E + W + OMR + X
where:

LCC = Total LCC in present-value dollars of a given alternative
I = Present-value investment costs
Repl = Present-value capital replacement costs
Res = Present-value residual value (resale value, scrap value, salvage value) less disposal costs
E = Present-value energy costs
W = Present-value water costs
OMR = Present-value non-fuel operating, maintenance, and repair costs
X = Present-value other costs (benefits treated as negative costs)

For more information on how to calculate life cycle cost, refer to https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/hb/2020/NIST.HB.135-2020.pdf

Commercial Fryers

Cut-and-Paste Acquisition Language for Commercial Fryers

(Product Solicitation)

According to [your organization’s] goals to optimize energy performance at [your site], the Vendor shall ensure that all commercial fryers supplied are ENERGY STAR® certified products.

The Vendor shall supply ENERGY STAR® certified commercial fryers. View a list of all ENERGY STAR® certified commercial fryers at the link below: https://www.energystar.gov/productfinder/product/certified-commercial-fryers/ Commercial fryers that are not ENERGY STAR® certified will not be considered for the bid.

The Vendor shall submit manufacturer cut sheets for each model of commercial fryer supplied indicating ENERGY STAR® certification.

[Option 1] The Vendor will be evaluated based on the Vendor’s ability to verify that all commercial fryers supplied under this contract are ENERGY STAR® certified products.

[Option 2] The Vendor will be evaluated based on Best Value as assessed through life cycle cost analysis. Vendors are required to provide the cost for each commercial fryer using the life cycle cost formula below:

LCC = I + Repl − Res + E + W + OMR + X
where:

LCC = Total LCC in present-value dollars of a given alternative
I = Present-value investment costs
Repl = Present-value capital replacement costs
Res = Present-value residual value (resale value, scrap value, salvage value) less disposal costs
E = Present-value energy costs
W = Present-value water costs
OMR = Present-value non-fuel operating, maintenance, and repair costs
X = Present-value other costs (benefits treated as negative costs)

For more information on how to calculate life cycle cost, refer to https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/hb/2020/NIST.HB.135-2020.pdf

Commercial Griddles

Cut-and-Paste Acquisition Language for Commercial Griddles

(Product Solicitation)

According to [your organization’s] goals to optimize energy performance at [your site], the Vendor shall ensure that all commercial griddles supplied are ENERGY STAR® certified products.

The Vendor shall supply ENERGY STAR® certified commercial griddles. View a list of all ENERGY STAR® certified commercial griddles at the link below: https://www.energystar.gov/productfinder/product/certified-commercial-griddles/results Commercial griddles that are not ENERGY STAR® certified will not be considered for the bid.

The Vendor shall submit manufacturer cut sheets for each model of commercial griddle supplied indicating ENERGY STAR® certification.

[Option 1] The Vendor will be evaluated based on the Vendor’s ability to verify that all commercial griddles supplied under this contract are ENERGY STAR® certified products.

[Option 2] The Vendor will be evaluated based on Best Value as assessed through life cycle cost analysis. Vendors are required to provide the cost for each commercial griddle using the life cycle cost formula below:

LCC = I + Repl − Res + E + W + OMR + X
where:

LCC = Total LCC in present-value dollars of a given alternative
I = Present-value investment costs
Repl = Present-value capital replacement costs
Res = Present-value residual value (resale value, scrap value, salvage value) less disposal costs
E = Present-value energy costs
W = Present-value water costs
OMR = Present-value non-fuel operating, maintenance, and repair costs
X = Present-value other costs (benefits treated as negative costs)

For more information on how to calculate life cycle cost, refer to https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/hb/2020/NIST.HB.135-2020.pdf

Commercial Hot Food Holding Cabinets

Cut-and-Paste Acquisition Language for Commercial Hot Food Holding Cabinets

(Product Solicitation)

According to [your organization’s] goals to optimize energy performance at [your site], the Vendor shall ensure that all commercial hot food holding cabinets supplied are ENERGY STAR® certified products.

The Vendor shall supply ENERGY STAR® certified commercial hot food holding cabinets. View a list of all ENERGY STAR® certified commercial hot food holding cabinets at the link below: https://www.energystar.gov/productfinder/product/certified-commercial-hot-food-holding-cabinets/results Commercial hot food holding cabinets that are not ENERGY STAR® certified will not be considered for the bid.

The Vendor shall submit manufacturer cut sheets for each model of commercial hot food holding cabinet supplied indicating ENERGY STAR® certification.

[Option 1] The Vendor will be evaluated based on the Vendor’s ability to verify that all commercial hot food holding cabinets supplied under this contract are ENERGY STAR® certified products.

[Option 2] The Vendor will be evaluated based on Best Value as assessed through life cycle cost analysis. Vendors are required to provide the cost for each commercial hot food holding cabinet using the life cycle cost formula below:

LCC = I + Repl − Res + E + W + OMR + X
where:

LCC = Total LCC in present-value dollars of a given alternative
I = Present-value investment costs
Repl = Present-value capital replacement costs
Res = Present-value residual value (resale value, scrap value, salvage value) less disposal costs
E = Present-value energy costs
W = Present-value water costs
OMR = Present-value non-fuel operating, maintenance, and repair costs
X = Present-value other costs (benefits treated as negative costs)

For more information on how to calculate life cycle cost, refer to https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/hb/2020/NIST.HB.135-2020.pdf

Commercial Ovens

Cut-and-Paste Acquisition Language for Commercial Ovens

(Product Solicitation)

According to [your organization’s] goals to optimize energy performance at [your site], the Vendor shall ensure that all commercial ovens supplied are ENERGY STAR® certified products.

The Vendor shall supply ENERGY STAR® certified commercial ovens. View a list of all ENERGY STAR® certified commercial ovens at the link below:
https://www.energystar.gov/productfinder/product/certified-commercial-ovens/results

Commercial ovens that are not ENERGY STAR® certified will not be considered for the bid.

The Vendor shall submit manufacturer cut sheets for each model of commercial oven supplied indicating ENERGY STAR® certification.

[Option 1] The Vendor will be evaluated based on the Vendor’s ability to verify that all commercial ovens supplied under this contract are ENERGY STAR® certified products.

[Option 2] The Vendor will be evaluated based on Best Value as assessed through life cycle cost analysis. Vendors are required to provide the cost for each commercial oven using the life cycle cost formula below:

LCC = I + Repl − Res + E + W + OMR + X
where:

LCC = Total LCC in present-value dollars of a given alternative
I = Present-value investment costs
Repl = Present-value capital replacement costs
Res = Present-value residual value (resale value, scrap value, salvage value) less disposal costs
E = Present-value energy costs
W = Present-value water costs
OMR = Present-value non-fuel operating, maintenance, and repair costs
X = Present-value other costs (benefits treated as negative costs)

For more information on how to calculate life cycle cost, refer to https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/hb/2020/NIST.HB.135-2020.pdf

Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers

Cut-and-Paste Acquisition Language for Refrigerators and Freezers

(Product Solicitation)

According to [your organization’s] goals to optimize energy performance at [your site], the Vendor shall ensure that all commercial refrigerators/freezers supplied are ENERGY STAR® certified products.

The Vendor shall supply ENERGY STAR® certified commercial refrigerators/freezers. View a list of all ENERGY STAR® certified commercial refrigerators/freezers at the link below: https://www.energystar.gov/productfinder/product/certified-commercial-refrigerators-and-freezers/results Commercial refrigerators/freezers that are not ENERGY STAR® certified will not be considered for the bid.

The Vendor shall submit manufacturer cut sheets for each model of commercial refrigerator/freezer supplied indicating ENERGY STAR® certification.

[Option 1] The Vendor will be evaluated based on the Vendor’s ability to verify that all commercial refrigerators/freezers supplied under this contract are ENERGY STAR® certified products.

[Option 2] The Vendor will be evaluated based on Best Value as assessed through life cycle cost analysis. Vendors are required to provide the cost for each commercial refrigerator/freezer using the life cycle cost formula below:

LCC = I + Repl − Res + E + W + OMR + X
where:

LCC = Total LCC in present-value dollars of a given alternative
I = Present-value investment costs
Repl = Present-value capital replacement costs
Res = Present-value residual value (resale value, scrap value, salvage value) less disposal costs
E = Present-value energy costs
W = Present-value water costs
OMR = Present-value non-fuel operating, maintenance, and repair costs
X = Present-value other costs (benefits treated as negative costs)

For more information on how to calculate life cycle cost, refer to https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/hb/2020/NIST.HB.135-2020.pdf

Commercial Steam Cookers (Gas & Electric)

Cut-and-Paste Acquisition Language for Commercial Steam Cookers

(Product Solicitation)

According to [your organization’s] goals to optimize energy performance at [your site], the Vendor shall ensure that all commercial steam cookers supplied are ENERGY STAR® certified products.

The Vendor shall supply ENERGY STAR® certified commercial steam cookers. View a list of all ENERGY STAR® certified commercial steam cookers at the link below:
https://www.energystar.gov/productfinder/product/certified-commercial-steam-cookers/results

Commercial steam cookers that are not ENERGY STAR® certified will not be considered for the bid.

The Vendor shall submit manufacturer cut sheets for each model of commercial steam cooker supplied indicating ENERGY STAR® certification.

[Option 1] The Vendor will be evaluated based on the Vendor’s ability to verify that all commercial steam cookers supplied under this contract are ENERGY STAR® certified products.

[Option 2] The Vendor will be evaluated based on Best Value as assessed through life cycle cost analysis. Vendors are required to provide the cost for each commercial steam cooker using the life cycle cost formula below:

LCC = I + Repl − Res + E + W + OMR + X
where:

LCC = Total LCC in present-value dollars of a given alternative
I = Present-value investment costs
Repl = Present-value capital replacement costs
Res = Present-value residual value (resale value, scrap value, salvage value) less disposal costs
E = Present-value energy costs
W = Present-value water costs
OMR = Present-value non-fuel operating, maintenance, and repair costs
X = Present-value other costs (benefits treated as negative costs)

For more information on how to calculate life cycle cost, refer to https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/hb/2020/NIST.HB.135-2020.pdf

Water-Cooled Ice Machines

Cut-and-Paste Acquisition Language for Water-Cooled Ice Machines

(Product Solicitation)

According to [your organization’s] goals to optimize energy performance at [your site], the Vendor shall ensure that all water-cooled ice machines supplied meet or exceed FEMP-designated guidelines.

The Vendor shall supply water-cooled ice machines that meet or exceed efficiency requirements for the most current FEMP-designated standards. View FEMP-designated standards for water-cooled ice machines (as of June 2021) below or visit https://www.energy.gov/node/850801 to see the most current standards.

EFFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR WATER-COOLED ELECTRIC CHILLERS (KW/TON)

Machine Type

Harvest Rate
(lb/24 hours)

Maximum Energy Use (kWh/100 lb of ice)

Maximum Potable Water Use (gallons/100lb of ice)

Self-Contained Unit

50–100

7.6

22

Self-Contained Unit

101–150

6.6

22

Self-Contained Unit

151–200

5.8

20

Self-Contained Unit

> 200

5.2

20

Ice Making Head

50–300

5.5

20

Ice Making Head

301–400

4.6

20

Ice Making Head

401–500

4.1

20

Ice Making Head

501–750

4.1

20

Ice Making Head

751–1,435

3.5

19

Ice Making Head

> 1,435

3.3

18

Products that do not meet the FEMP-designated standards will not be considered for the bid.

The Vendor shall submit manufacturer cut sheets for each model of water-cooled ice machine supplied indicating an energy efficiency rating that meets or exceeds FEMP-designated standards.

[Option 1] The Vendor will be evaluated based on the Vendor’s ability to verify that all water-cooled ice machines supplied under this contract meet or exceed FEMP-designated standards.

[Option 2] The Vendor will be evaluated based on Best Value as assessed through life cycle cost analysis. Vendors are required to provide the cost for each water-cooled ice machine supplied using the life cycle cost formula below:

LCC = I + Repl − Res + E + W + OMR + X
where:

LCC = Total LCC in present-value dollars of a given alternative
I = Present-value investment costs
Repl = Present-value capital replacement costs
Res = Present-value residual value (resale value, scrap value, salvage value) less disposal costs
E = Present-value energy costs
W = Present-value water costs
OMR = Present-value non-fuel operating, maintenance, and repair costs
X = Present-value other costs (benefits treated as negative costs)

For more information on how to calculate life cycle cost, refer to https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/hb/2020/NIST.HB.135-2020.pdf

Reference: SF Tool Green Procurement Compilation (https://sftool.gov/greenprocurement)