DLA-Energy to hold conference on N.Y. biomass power solicitation

By Erin Voegele | January 21, 2013

The Defense Logistics Agency-Energy has announced it will hold a pre-proposal conference on Jan. 24 to answer questions with regard to a biomass power solicitation issued in December to supply power to New York-based Fort Drum. According to information release by the DLA-Energy, pre-registrations for the conference should be submitted by Jan. 22 at noon ET.

The request for proposals (RFP) was originally published Dec. 12. It seeks competitive proposals for the design, procurement, installation, testing, commissioning, operation, maintenance and repair/replacement of a biomass power plant to supply energy to Fort Drum. The plant must be between 15 MW and 28 MW in size, and deliver 100,000 MWh to 147,000 MWh of energy to the fort under a power purchase agreement. The span of the agreement can be up to 25 years.

The pre-proposal conference website notes that the purpose of the event is to bring together DLA-Energy, the Energy Issues Task Force and industry leaders with the goal of providing members of industry with a better understanding of the procurement process and specific contract considerations. This should allow members of industry to provide more comprehensive proposals that meet government requirements.

The conference is being held at Dulles State Office Building in Watertown, N.Y. The event’s agenda includes an introduction to the EITF and the Army Energy Program, as well as overviews of the project and acquisition. A site tour and question and answer session are scheduled for the afternoon.

Information on the solicitation and conference can be accessed on the FedBizOpps.gov website under solicitation number SP0600-13-R-0401.