FBO Notice Date 12/13/18
BIDS Reference Number 111
Document Type: Presolicitation
Education & Training Services

Department of Energy, Federal Locations, All DOE Federal Contracting Offices, 80228

U -- RMEL 2019 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL SOL 89503019QWA000022 DUE 122818Aumiller, Wesley M.The Department of Energy/Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) intends to negotiate on a single source basis with RMEL, formerly the Rocky Mountain Electrical League under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b)(1), soliciting from a Single Source, for an annual membership to RMEL. WAPA has been a member of RMEL over the past decade. Dedicated to fostering a thriving community of electric energy professionals, RMELs 300 corporate members share ideas, techniques and programs to better serve the industry and its customers. The association is only focused on education for utility personnel. RMEL membership also provides access to a diverse community of utilities and service companies. RMELs community is comprised of companies and individuals that are leaders of the industry.

RMEL provides resources and 30 annual events to benefit members of the utility industry. Content is designed to help attendees and members feel productive and knowledgeable as they get back to work armed with practical takeaways. Continuing education credits are given at each event, and members can even bring an RMEL event to their location. Events are focused on topics like plant management, public policy, the Smart Grid, power supply planning and projects, finance, system operations, generation, growth, OSHA, renewable technologies, safety, transmission, reliability, overhead and underground distribution, workforce issues, keeping rates low, giving back to the community, NERC/FERC, transmission line design, IT, grounding, arc flash, sustainability, customer service, green building, substation design, distribution line design, health, energy efficiency, security, management, customer service, government regulations, engineering and many other top concerns for the electric energy industry.

The Government intends to acquire membership access using the provisions, clauses, and procedures prescribed in FAR Part 12 and FAR Part 13.

Based on market research and the need, WAPA has not identified any other association that can provide electrical utility based information to meet the needs ofthe agency. RMEL membership is an important WAPA mission requirement given the access to subject matter experts, peers, current industry information, and events it provides.

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 813920, and the size standard is $15M. The base period of performance isfor one year, with four (4) one (1) year option periods, beginning January 1, 2019.

This notice of intent is not a competitive Request for Quotation (RFQ). No solicitation package will be publically issued. In accordance with FAR 5.207, all responsible sources may submit a bid, proposal, or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency. However, a determination by the Government whether to compete the proposed requirement based upon responses to this notice is solely withinthe discretion of the Government. Information received from all responsible sources will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement in the future.

If WAPA identifies no other capable sources by December 28, 2018, WAPA will issue a firm-fixed price purchase order on or about January 1, 2019 to RMEL. Interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement, in writing, no later than the response date. Written responses to this synopsis shall contain sufficient documentation to establish a bona fide capability to fulfill the requirement.

Inquiries will only be accepted via e-mail to Wes Aumiller at aumiller@wapa.govby close of business December 28, 2018. Please reference the above solicitationnumber when responding to this notice No telephone requests will be honored.

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOE/PAM/HQ/89503019QWA000022/listing.html