Performance Contracting

Performance Contracting (PC) is an effective and proven method for addressing capital improvement projects without an upfront cost. PC is a procurement tool that allows agencies to leverage the savings gained from making facilities more efficient to pay for those improvements. The City of Deerfield Beach identified the need for efficiency and infrastructure improvements and PC as a solution to this need.

The improvements through this project equate to a $9.2 million investment.  Over the course of 17 years, the City is guaranteed to save $15 million on electricity, water and operational costs. The investment will be paid for using these savings over a 15-year term.

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Project Benefits

  • This project will generate cost savings for the City, and it will allow funds to be used more efficiently.
  • Per Florida Statute, there are no upfront costs associated with this project. No payments will be made from the City’s funds until the project is complete and the City starts to realize savings.
  • The investments will reduce the City’s energy use, improve resiliency, and reduce the City’s carbon footprint.
  • The technology utilized in this project will lay the groundwork for smart city development.
  • This project will foster sustainability awareness throughout the community.
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Siemens Partnership

Siemens is one of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. Siemens was selected for the City’s PC project through a competitive solicitation process.

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Siemens April Update Automation 42% Envelope 100% CNG Station 17% Geothermal Pumps 10% HVAC 25% Irri

Additional Resources

Commission Presentation