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EMS Model Documents

You can view these model documents to figure out how to correctly file documentation.

DOER provides guidance to assist public officials in implementing EMS projects. The information contained herein is not intended to provide legal advice and is subject to change. DOER developed the following draft model documents to ensure compliance with 225 CMR 10.00 and 225 CMR 19.00. All documents are provided in a form for easy editing. To comment on the draft model documents, please email your remarks to For assistance, please contact Eileen McHugh.


DOER is here to help you complete your EMS projects. The documents here are not intended to provide legal advice, and are subject to change, but they are still reliable resources for you to use to fill out these forms. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these model documents, you can contact:

Eileen McHugh, MCPPO
Senior Program Coordinator
(617) 626-7305

Request for Proposal (RFP)

When you file your Request for Proposal, make sure you provide the RFP Compliance Certification.

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Request for Qualification (RFQ)

When you file your Request for Qualification, make sure you provide the RFQ Compliance Certification.

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Property Description (see below

For use with either the RFP, RFQ, or Contract (EMSA)

Energy Management Services Agreement (EMSA)

You may use an EMSA if your project involves implementing energy conservation measures for energy efficiency and renewable onsite energy.

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Model Investment Grade Audit Agreement

You may use this agreement with the RFP process, but you will need to use it for the RFQ process.

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RFP for Renewable Onsite Energy Generation only

You will file this if your project only involves renewable onsite energy generation. Make sure that you include the RFP Compliance Certification when you file the RFP. 

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Model EMSA for Onsite Energy Generation

You will file this EMSA if your project only involves renewable onsite energy generation.

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