99--Notice of Intent to Award a Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) for implementation of various Energy Conservation Measures in specified areas at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC
Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command | Published July 21, 2016 - Deadline August 30, 2016
Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic intends to award a sole source contract to Duke Energy Corporation, North Carolina, under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 2913, which allows agencies to enter into agreements with gas or electric utilities to design and implement cost-effective demand and conservation incentive programs (including energy management services, facilities alterations, installation and maintenance of energy savings devices and technologies by the utilities) in order to address the requirements and circumstances of the installation. This contract is referred to as a Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC). For purposes of qualifying under this notice, an entity must meet the definition of a utility before an agreement can be initiated.
The proposed procurement is for the implementation of various Energy Conservation Measures in specified areas at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina.
The utility provider shall investigate any and all opportunities such as smart grid, micro-grid, energy resiliency, industrial control systems, energy management control systems, direct digital controls, HVAC, boilers, landfill gas-to-energy, lighting, water and building envelope improvements providing energy efficiency upgrades. The primary goal of the project is to reduce energy consumption and provide more sustainable facility infrastructure.
The preliminary audit will require on-site building investigation and infrastructure evaluation to determine if any significant energy conservation opportunities exist, and whether further detailed energy analysis is warranted. The Government may elect to proceed with further phases under the UESC, which include but are not limited to the feasibility study, the engineering and design phase, and the implementation phase.
The process requires that the responsible utility have the ability to provide or obtain financing on terms at least as good as those available to customers in a comparable service class or with a comparable risk profile. This contract will not be awarded until the implementation phase. Contractors will not receive compensation until completion of the implementation phase and payments will be based on a long term amortization schedule.
This project will be financed in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2913. No other type of entity is able to offer financing and the agency is unable to accept financing from any other type of entity. The total amount to be financed for this project is anticipated to be between $25,000,000.00 and $100,000,000.00.
This contract shall provide for a guarantee of savings to the agency, and shall establish payment schedules reflecting such guarantee, taking into account any capital costs under the contract. Any funds paid by the agency in the agreement pursuant to the financed energy project shall be from funds made available through the same projects recurring or nonrecurring energy or water-related cost savings. Payments will only be made when the project is determined to be life cycle cost effective and when actual savings generated from the financed project exceed the payment amount in the same year.
Interested parties may identify their interest and ability to meet the requirements stated herein and may submit their corporate capabilities for consideration.
The submission must include the DUNs Number and Cage Code. A determination by the Government to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Contracting Officer. Responses to this posting must be submitted to Kathryn Balonek, NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Contracting Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 30, 2016.