§ 8–1772.31. Sustainable Energy Infrastructure Capacity Building and Pipeline Program; establishment.
(a) There is established within the Department of Energy and Environment ("DOEE") the Sustainable Energy Infrastructure Capacity Building and Pipeline Program ("Program") with the purpose of increasing the participation and capacity of certified business enterprises, as defined in § 2-218.02(1D), or eligible businesses in energy efficiency fields.
(b) The Program shall apply to all energy efficiency measures designed to increase the renewable energy portfolio standard, as defined in § 34-1431(11), to 100% by 2032, including contracts and procurements related to professional services, construction, inspection, maintenance, or installation of energy efficient technology or materials.
(c) DOEE and the Office of Contracting and Procurement shall develop and use procurement criteria that includes Certified Business Enterprise utilization as an evaluation factor when shortlisting and selecting businesses for professional services and when selecting contractors in best value procurements with a contract value of more than $250,000.