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Chile - 99 MW Tablaruca Wind Farm on Chiloé Island

Solicitation Number: 2013-51015A
Agency: United States Trade and Development Agency
Office: USTDA
Location: USTDA
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2013-51015A
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Added: May 02, 2013 5:12 pm Modified: Jun 05, 2013 3:35 pmTrack Changes
POC: Jennifer Van Renterghem, USTDA
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Tel: (703) 875-4357
Fax: (703) 875-4009


Proposal Submission Place:
Mauricio Zeman
Gerente General
Eolica Tablaruca S.A.
Av. Las Condes 9792, Oficina 802
Comuna de Las Condes, Santiago
Chile


The Grantee (Empresa Eólica Tablaruca S.A.) invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the "Proposal") from interested U.S. firms that are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to develop a feasibility study on the proposed 99 MW Tablaruca Wind Farm on Chiloé Island in Chile.


Empresa Eólica Tablaruca S.A., a Chilean company, is pursuing the development, construction and operation of a 99 megawatts (MW) wind farm on uninhabited land on Chiloé Island. The wind farm is to be located on a 20,000 hectare (nearly 50,000 acre) plot on the island of Chiloé in the Los Lagos Region of Chile. The Grantee has commissioned a number of initial studies, including a wind resource assessment and data certification by GL Garrad Hassan, that have confirmed the wind resource potential of the site.


The objective of this Feasibility Study is to determine the technical, economic, financial and environmental viability of a wind farm of approximately 99 MW on the Chilean island of Chiloé. The Study would also include the completion of a full environmental and social impact assessment that corresponds to the requirements of pertinent lenders and authorities, ancillary studies such as an interconnection study and an engineering study on site access and logistics, and a review of relevant regulatory matters.


The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $610,000 grant to the Grantee from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency ("USTDA"). The Grantee would be responsible for the lease or purchase of the mast for wind measurement and other associated equipment as well as for operating and maintaining the wind data collection system over the course of the feasibility study.


A detailed Request for Proposals (RFP), which includes requirements for the Proposal, the Terms of Reference, and portions of a background desk study report are available from USTDA, at 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901.


To request the RFP in PDF format, please go to:
https://www.ustda.gov/businessopps/rfpform.asp


Requests for a mailed hardcopy version of the RFP may also be faxed to the IRC, USTDA at 703-875-4009. In the fax, please include your firm's name, contact person, address, and telephone number. Some firms have found that RFP materials sent by U.S. mail do not reach them in time for preparation of an adequate response. Firms that want USTDA to use an overnight delivery service should include the name of the delivery service and your firm's account number in the request for the RFP. Firms that want to send a courier to USTDA to retrieve the RFP should allow one hour after faxing the request to USTDA before scheduling a pick-up. Please note that no telephone requests for the RFP will be honored. Please check your internal fax verification receipt. Because of the large number of RFP requests, USTDA cannot respond to requests for fax verification. Requests for RFPs received before 4:00 PM will be mailed the same day. Requests received after 4:00 PM will be mailed the following day. Please check with your courier and/or mail room before calling USTDA.


Only U.S. firms and individuals may bid on this USTDA financed activity. Interested firms, their subcontractors and employees of all participants must qualify under USTDA's nationality requirements as of the due date for submission of qualifications and proposals and, if selected to carry out the USTDA-financed activity, must continue to meet such requirements throughout the duration of the USTDA-financed activity. All goods and services to be provided by the selected firm shall have their nationality, source and origin in the U.S. or host country. The U.S. firm may use subcontractors from the host country for up to 20 percent of the USTDA grant amount. Details of USTDA's nationality requirements and mandatory contract clauses are also included in the RFP. The Grantee's cash contributions are not subject to USTDA's nationality provisions.


Interested U.S. firms should submit their Proposal in English directly to the Grantee by 5 pm on June 20, 2013 at the above address. Evaluation criteria for the Proposal are included in the RFP. Price will not be a factor in contractor selection, and therefore, cost proposals should NOT be submitted. The Grantee reserves the right to reject any and/or all Proposals. The Grantee also reserves the right to contract with the selected firm for subsequent work related to the project. The Grantee is not bound to pay for any costs associated with the preparation and submission of Proposals.

Added: May 17, 2013 5:17 pm
Please note the following response and attachments (google earth files) have been provided by the grantee.


Question: What are the GPS coordinates of the Tablaruca wind project?


Answer:


S42 52.125 W73 57.274 Aguas Muertas
S42 54.773 W74 05.548 Bosque Adentro
S42 53.408 W74 01.319 Camino Antena
S42 53.591 W74 00.045 Campamento Antiguo Asado
S42 54.728 W74 05.257 Fin Camino Inicio Bosque
S42 53.076 W73 59.373 Porton acceso

Added: Jun 05, 2013 3:33 pm
Please note the two additional questions and answers/attachments below provided by the grantee.
 

Question No. 1: Subtask 6.1 indicates that the Contractor shall also create plans and bid documents to develop the recommended infrastructure. Has a detailed topographic survey been completed for the project area? Given that we are still at the feasibility study stage, for this task, we envision preparing a conceptual/preliminary design with performance-based specifications that would allow an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor to bid on the work for completing a more detailed design (issued for construction), procuring the required materials, and completing construction of the facilities. Can you please clarify the level of detail desired for this subtask?


Answer No. 1: Please find attached a topographic survey. The level of detail for this subtask is conceptual.


Question No. 2: Can you verify the location(s) of the existing meteorological tower(s) that were used for the preliminary wind resource assessment?


Answer No. 2: Please find attached a table for the anemometer stations, which details geographical location and characteristics of the instruments.

Added: Jun 06, 2013 2:25 pm
Please note one additional Q&A provided below:

Question: Task 3 of the TOR indicates "The Grantee shall provide any relevant geotechnical information it has to the Contractor." What geotechnical studies have been completed to date, if any, and what information will be provided?
 

Answer: To date, no geotechnical studies have been completed for this project.

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Tablaruca 1

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Tablaruca 1
Posted Date:
May 17, 2013
Description: Tablaruca approximation lines

Tablaruca 2

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Tablaruca 2
Posted Date:
May 17, 2013
Tablaruca.kmz (1.00 Kb)
Description: Tablaruca

Amendment 1

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
June 5, 2013
Description: Topographic Survey

Amendment 2

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
June 5, 2013
Description: Anemometer Stations Chart
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