U.S. Army EITF Announces Two Additional Renewable Energy Project Development Opportunities

The U.S. Army Energy Initiative Task Force (EITF) has recently released information regarding two potential renewable energy project development opportunities. These opportunities are not part of the Army’s $7 billion Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC), and therefore are open to all interested contractors without any need for pre-qualification.

Fort Irwin, CA

First, EITF and the Defense Logistics Agency Energy (DLA Energy) released a Request for Proposal for the procurement of electrical power from a ground-mounted solar photovoltaic system to be installed, owned and operated by a contractor at the United States Army National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California. The government contemplates entering a fixed price Power Purchase Agreement for up to 25-years for 15 megawatts of solar electricity. EITF will hold a pre-proposal conference on June 6, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cora Harper Community Center in Barstow, CA, to outline the procurement process and key contract considerations and to provide a site tour. The registration period is now open and will close on May 31, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EST, and is on a first-come, first serve basis, limited to two persons per company. This solicitation closes July 1, 2013. Click here to review the solicitation, SP0600-13-R-0412.

Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL

Second, EITF and the United States Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, have released a Notice of Sources Sought for a renewable energy combined heat and power system to be installed, owned and operated by the contractor at Redstone Arsenal in Hunstville, Alabama.  The Notice seeks a minimum of 20 megawatts of power and a maximum of 520,000 klbs/year of steam under an Energy Service Contract of up to 30-years. While the government anticipates issuing an RFP for the project in coming months, the government is now conducting market research to determine whether the acquisition will be solicited as an unrestricted full and open competition or as a restricted acquisition. The government encourages interested sources to respond to a list of questions associated with the announcement via email to geordelle.charles@usace.army.mil and earl.w.johnson@usace.army.mil no later than June 7, 2013. The questions can be found here.

Contact Information

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Scott M. Heimberg sheimberg@akingump.com
Washington, D.C.

Ian A. Shavitz
Washington, D.C.

Edward W. Zaelke
Los Angeles - Downtown

Kerin L. Cantwell
Los Angeles - Downtown