Lease for Anerobic Digestor

Agency: Iowa State University
State: Iowa
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 531120 - Lessors of Nonresidential Buildings (except Miniwarehouses)
Posted Date: May 3, 2024
Due Date: May 29, 2024
Solicitation No: RFQ-1001010
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Bid Information
Type Request for Proposal (Public)
Status Issued
Number RFQ-1001010 (Lease for Anerobic Digestor)
Issue Date & Time 5/3/2024 09:19:49 AM (CT)
Close Date & Time 5/29/2024 04:00:00 PM (CT)
Notes
You must register in this ISUBid system to download all related requirements and documents and to answer the questions in the attribute section. If you are interested in responding, please go to the registration link in ISU Bid and register to complete the RFI. You may view the summary of the RFI here and see the PDF version of the RFI document here but must register and respond online to be considered.
Iowa State University (ISU) is seeking companies that have an interest in contracting with ISU to lease ground from ISU for the purpose of building an Anerobic Digestor located by the ISU Dairy Farm. The company would be expected to also own and operate the facility once constructed. ISU would like to work with a company to assist ISU in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and odor from livestock manure systems related to ISU farming operations, initially focusing efforts at the ISU Dairy Farm (liquid slurry manure) and Iowa State's Ag450 Swine Finishing Farm (deep pit slurry).

The process would include an anaerobic digestion system (or other processing method) designed to convert manures and biomass to renewable natural gas while substantially lowering the carbon footprint of ISU livestock production and cropping systems. Potential lessee would be expected to store digestate on site and provide digestate to ISU at an agreed upon time for use at ISU’s discretion. Potential lessee should be capable of working with dairy manure, swine manure, beef cattle manure, poultry manure, and ISU dining food waste. ISU would also prefer capability to digest biomass feedstocks including cover crops, prairie grass, sorghum, corn stover, and similar.

This contract would also include providing ISU access to the facility for research, data collection and educational purposes.
Contact Information
Name Lucas Schau
Address 1340 Administrative Services Building
2221 Wanda Daley Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1004 USA
Phone 515 (294) 8853
Fax
Email lschau@iastate.edu

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RFQ-1001010
Lease for Anerobic Digestor
Issue Date: 5/3/2024
Questions Deadline: 5/13/2024 04:00 PM (CT)
Response Deadline: 5/29/2024 04:00 PM (CT)
Contact Information
Contact: Lucas Schau
Address: Procurement Services
1340 Administrative Services Building
2221 Wanda Daley Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1004
Phone: 515 (294) 8853
Email: lschau@iastate.edu
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Deadline: 5/29/2024 04:00 PM (CT)
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Event Information
Number:
RFQ-1001010
Title:
Lease for Anerobic Digestor
Type:
Request for Proposal (Public)
Issue Date:
5/3/2024
Question Deadline: 5/13/2024 04:00 PM (CT)
Response Deadline: 5/29/2024 04:00 PM (CT)
Notes:
You must register in this ISUBid system to download all related requirements
and documents and to answer the questions in the attribute section. If you
are interested in responding, please go to the registration link in ISU Bid and
register to complete the RFI. You may view the summary of the RFI here and
see the PDF version of the RFI document here but must register and
respond online to be considered.
Iowa State University (ISU) is seeking companies that have an interest in contracting
with ISU to lease ground from ISU for the purpose of building an Anerobic Digestor
located by the ISU Dairy Farm. The company would be expected to also own and
operate the facility once constructed. ISU would like to work with a company to assist
ISU in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and odor from livestock manure
systems related to ISU farming operations, initially focusing efforts at the ISU Dairy
Farm (liquid slurry manure) and Iowa State's Ag450 Swine Finishing Farm (deep pit
slurry).
The process would include an anaerobic digestion system (or other processing
method) designed to convert manures and biomass to renewable natural gas while
substantially lowering the carbon footprint of ISU livestock production and cropping
systems. Potential lessee would be expected to store digestate on site and provide
digestate to ISU at an agreed upon time for use at ISU’s discretion. Potential lessee
should be capable of working with dairy manure, swine manure, beef cattle manure,
poultry manure, and ISU dining food waste. ISU would also prefer capability to digest
biomass feedstocks including cover crops, prairie grass, sorghum, corn stover, and
similar.
This contract would also include providing ISU access to the facility for research,
data collection and educational purposes.
Requested Attachments
Provide system proposition, scope and objectives.
(Attachment required)
Interested parties should identify and describe the technology/system you would propose, its application scope, and
two or three primary objectives related to what you offer and what your company seeks from a partnership with Iowa
State University.
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Deadline: 5/29/2024 04:00 PM (CT)
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Bid Attributes
1 Evaluation Criteria
The evaluation of this RFP/RFQ may be based upon, but not limited to:
Qualifications and experience with Anerobic Digestion converted to natural gas.
Experience with Anerobic Digestors in Research Environments, including and not limited to the data and
educational information ISU would be able to access.
System able to accept materials outlined in the RFP
Byproducts utilization and cost to ISU.
Proposed Compensation methods - Total value to ISU.
Read and understood
(Required: Check if applicable)
2 Company Overview
Provide a brief company profile including date of corporation, business composition (proprietorship,
partnership or incorporation), the state under which your business is organized, and any other
pertinent information about your company.
(Required: Maximum 1000 characters allowed)
3 Experience with building and operating system on leased land
Has your company built and operated an anerobic digestor on property leased from another entity or individual? If
yes, provide a brief summary of that experience.
(Required: Maximum 4000 characters allowed)
4 Experience with research based projects
Provide an overview of how your company has worked in a research setting previously
(Required: Maximum 1000 characters allowed)
5 What materials can your proposed system accept?
Examples: dairy manure, swine manure, beef cattle manure, poultry manure, biomass, ISU dining food waste, and
feedstocks.
(Required: Maximum 1000 characters allowed)
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6 What is the composition of the byproducts produced?
Provide an overview of what would be used as substrates in the digester and your proposal for digestate
management. Will it be single stream and stored? Will there be liquid-solid separation of the digestate?
Impermeable covered liquid digestate storage? Nutrient separation? Nitrogen recovery? Other management
aspects?
(Required: Maximum 4000 characters allowed)
7 Compensation
ISU's desires compensation as an annual land lease. Is this acceptable to you? If not, what is your proposed
compensation package?
If yes, what is your proposed fixed fee?
(Required: Maximum 1000 characters allowed)
8 Research, Data Access and Educational Access
Describe the access you would be willing to provide to the proposed facility and to the data generated at the
proposed facility for ISU Research and Education.
(Required: Maximum 1000 characters allowed)
9 Byproduct usage
Would ISU be able to utilize some of the byproduct for fertilizer on fields? Is there a fee for this or would you include
this in your contract as a benefit to ISU?
(Required: Maximum 1000 characters allowed)
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Supplier Information
Company Name:
Contact Name:
Address:
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
Supplier Notes
By submitting your response, you certify that you are authorized to represent and bind your company.
Print Name
Signature
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Deadline: 5/29/2024 04:00 PM (CT)
RFQ-1001010

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