This article comes from law firm Stoel Rives LLC (stoel.com)
In February, 2012, the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Alabama issued a draft request for proposals (Solicitation No. W912DY-11-R-0036, the “Draft RFP”) titled “Large Scale Renewable Energy Production for Federal Installations.”
The objective of the solicitation, in its current form, is to procure renewable and alternative energy through power-purchase agreements or contractual equivalents for terms of up to 30 years. The government does not want to acquire generation assets, only energy. Projects may be located on or near any federal property located within the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, territories, provinces or other property under the control of the United States. “The intent is to award contracts to all qualified and responsible offerrs, and large and small businesses.” As stated in the Draft RFP, the proposed categorization of projects is as follows:
Technologies that will be considered include solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal. The estimated maximum value of all contracts awarded pursuant to the Draft RFP is $7 billion over 10 years. It is important to note that the final RFP “may significantly vary from this draft.” The Army is accepting comments via the ProjNet website through March 21, 2012. The final RFP will be issued at some point after that date.
The attorneys listed below may be contacted with questions regarding the military’s involvement in renewable energy development:
William H. Holmes at (503) 294-9207 or email@example.com David L. Benson at (206) 386-7584 or firstname.lastname@example.org David P. Hattery at (206) 386-7528 or email@example.com Government/Military Contracting:
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