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Chile - 58 MW Combined Biomass and Hydroelectric Renewable Energy Park Feasibility Study

Solicitation Number: 2013-51028A
Agency: United States Trade and Development Agency
Office: USTDA
Location: USTDA
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2013-51028A
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Added: Sep 12, 2013 1:28 pm
POC: Jennifer Van Renterghem, USTDA
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Tel: (703) 875-4357
Fax: (703) 875-4009
Email: RFPQuestions@ustda.gov

Proposal Submission Place:
Alexandro Levy
Gerente General
Bioenergy S.A.
Hendaya 60, Office 601
Las Condes, Santiago
Chile
Phone: +56 9 8137 3461

Chile 58 MW Combined Biomass and Hydroelectric Renewable Energy Park Feasibility Study, USTDA Activity No.: 2013-51028A

The Grantee 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 to assist Bioenergy S.A. in establishing the economic, commercial and environmental feasibility of a 58 MW renewable energy park on a 24,000 acre plot of native forest land near Mulchén, Chile, consisting of an 18 MW biomass energy plant, a 33 MW hydroelectric plant and a 7 MW small hydroelectric plant, and preparing a conceptual engineering design for the park.

The Feasibility Study will conduct an assessment of options for interconnecting to the central grid, carry out conceptual engineering design work, determine construction cost estimates for the biomass and hydropower installations, prepare an implementation plan for the next steps for the Project, and conduct a preliminary environmental and social impact assessment.


The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $607,000 grant to the Grantee from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).


A detailed Request for Proposals (RFP), which includes requirements for the Proposal, the Terms of Reference, and edited portions of a background definitional mission 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.


Interested U.S. firms should submit their Proposal in English directly to the Grantee by 4:00 PM, OCTOBER 29, 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.

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1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600,
C/O US TDA 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600
Arlington, Virginia 22209-3901
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Jennifer Van Renterghem
Phone: 703-875-4357