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 firstname.lastname@example.org close of business December 28, 2018. Please reference the above solicitationnumber when responding to this notice No telephone requests will be honored.