What do the new PCSB rules mean for me?

Dear DC Charter School Administrators, We have good news! The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) has made procurement compliance submission requirements much better. For the past few years, many of you have told us how ambiguous exactly what you are supposed to submit is for utility contracts and other brokered deals. Of course, many … Continued

Our 2016 Annual Report

It’s official: 2016 was CPA’s most successful year to date!  With over $1,070,000.00 in savings, 10 million kWh converted to clean energy, 23 new member organizations, and three new staff members, it is little wonder that we’ve captured the attention of nonprofits and vendors across the DMV area. The proof is in the savings. To best illustrate … Continued

Solar RFP for DC Schools

CPA is organizing a Request for Proposals for solar on behalf of a dozen DC Public Charter Schools including Two Rivers PCS, Perry Street Prep, Washington Latin, IDEA, Paul, Maya Angelou, KIPP DC, Academy of Hope, DC Prep, DC Scholars, and City Arts. Please sign up below for more information and updates The Request for Proposals is … Continued

Top Vendors Wanted

CPA is always looking for high-performing product and service providers. On a regular basis we facilitate competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) processes for our primary program areas. Our members usually initiate these processes based on needs that they have – for example, we’re currently soliciting bids from solar companies to provide proposals for 10 organizations in Maryland. … Continued

4 Ways to Save on Energy: RSVP for Feb 10th

Paul Barkett, COO at St. Columba’s Episcopal, will be joining us to share how he’s saved $15,000 through a combination of: 1. Strategic purchasing, 2. Going solar, 3. Energy upgrades, and 4. Demand response. We’ll help attendees understand the evolving landscape of natural gas markets, community solar, rooftop solar, energy performance contracts, CPA programs, and more. … Continued

Collective Purchasing Gives St. Luke’s Episcopal Sense of Abundance

Many of us spend our days hoping for more: More time, more money or more people to help us accomplish our goals. The same holds true for organizations working to make communities better places to live, including faith-based institutions like St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Bethesda, MD. At St. Luke’s, the marriage of mission and … Continued