Nevada Public Property and Purchasing
A using agency that selects a qualified service company pursuant to NRS 333A.082 shall retain the professional services of a third-party consultant to work on behalf of the using agency in coordination with the qualified service company.
A third-party consultant retained pursuant to subsection 1 must be certified by the Association of Energy Engineers as a Certified Energy Manager or hold similar credentials from a comparable nationally recognized organization.
The duties of a third-party consultant retained pursuant to subsection 1 may include, without limitation:
Assisting the using agency in reviewing the operating cost-savings measures proposed by the qualified service company;
Overseeing the construction of the operating cost-savings measures; and
Monitoring the operating cost savings after the construction of the operating cost-savings measures is completed.
The Purchasing Division of the Department of Administration may procure sufficient funding from the qualified service company, through negotiation, to pay for the third-party consultant out of the proceeds relating to the performance contract. A qualified service company shall not pay a third-party consultant directly for the work described in subsection 3.
A third-party consultant retained pursuant to subsection 1 may recommend that the using agency not execute the performance contract. If the using agency does not execute the performance contract, the using agency shall pay the third-party consultant a prenegotiated fee based on the work completed by the third-party consultant.