Solicitation Salinas ESPC ESA

Agency: Department of Agriculture
State: California
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • S - Utilities and Training Services
NAICS Category:
  • 221114 - Solar Electric Power Generation
Set Aside: Total Small Business
Posted Date: Sep 6, 2019
Due Date: Jan 9, 2020
Solicitation No: 12905B19R0027
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Added: Jun 28, 2019 11:57 am Modified: Aug 29, 2019 3:41 pm Track Changes

This is a solicitation announcement for the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Agricultural Research Service, Crop Improvement and Protection Research, 1636 E. Alisal Street Salinas, CA 93905. This announcement is a total set-aside for Small Business Concerns. The USDA is seeking a qualified Contractor to furnish all tools, equipment, material, permits, labor, and supervision necessary to accomplish, the work as provided in the Contract documents, Plans, and Specifications, summary of which is provided below:

This project contains Items as listed below:

To coordinate construction and interconnection of new arrays with team designing and constructing the new building complex. Below is a basic outline of new building locations. Also note changes to site electricity distribution. Contractor to be prepared to connect either existing or new electrical service pending schedule of construction of new buildings.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) intends to enter into a firm fixed-rate Energy Savings Performance Contract - Energy Sales Agreement (ESPC - ESA) with a single Contractor for the purchase of electricity generated from onsite PV systems located at the Crop Improvement and Protection Research Laboratory (CIPRU) in Salinas, California. For CIPRU, there are two physically separate campuses, each with its own electrical connection to PG&E and associated meters, accounts, and sub-stations.

An official site visit has been scheduled for September 19, 2019. (See AGAR 452.237-71)

The Contractor, at its own expense, shall furnish all engineering, design, construction, personnel, supervision, facilities, permitting, materials, equipment, transportation, supplies, USDA distribution system impact study and all resulting upgrade requirements, all electrical service and telemetry upgrades required by PG&E based on results of the their interconnection studies or other requirements, by code or by need to accommodate proposed arrays and services necessary to install, operate and maintain on-site solar PV systems capable of performing the requirements of the attached Statement of Work and in accordance with all solicitation and contract terms and conditions provided therein over the life of the contract period.

This acquisition is structured as a service contract (with a construction component) under the ESPC authority, 42 USC 8287 and FAR Part 41 - 41.102---Applicability (b)(7). The selected Contractor must meet all ESPC authority requirements, including the requirement that there be annual cost savings, a performance guarantee and annual measurement and verification. The current and forecasted electricity "Price to Beat" for each project site.

Completion Time: 365 calendar days after receipt of the Notice to Proceed for the construction phase. Prior to commencing work, the contractor receiving award shall provide proof that an OSHA certified "competent person" (CP) (29 CFR 1926.20 (b)(2)) with 30-hour OSHA certification will maintain a presence at the work site whenever the general or subcontractors are present. All employees of general contractor or subcontractors on site shall have the 10-hour OSHA certified Construction Safety course.

This project is set-aside for Small Business firms (SB). The North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) for this procurement is 221114 - Solar Electric Power Generation Contractors and size standard 250 employees apply. In accordance with FAR 36.204, disclosure of the magnitude of this construction project is between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000. The government intends to award a Firm Fixed Price Contract in April 2020.

As authorized by FAR 5.102, solicitation dissemination is limited to electronic medium, and the USDA will provide no hard copies. No other site shall be used to obtain these documents.

All interested offeror's (prime contractors & subcontractors) should register at so that others will know of your interest in participating in this procurement. A Bidder's List WILL NOT be prepared nor distributed by the Contracting Officer, as it is the Offeror's responsibility to register at the FedBizOpps website. Offeror's are advised that they are responsible for obtaining ALL solicitation documents and acknowledging any amendments and should re-visit the FBO website periodically to check for any modifications to this notice, updates, or amendments without further notice from the USDA. Prospective contractors shall complete electronic annual representations and certifications at, shall be registered in the System for Award Management database at, shall be verified in the VA Vendor Information Pages prior to submitting an offer, and shall have completed the VETS-4212 report at: (if applicable).

Address ALL questions in WRITING to the issuing office via email to .

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Salinas ESA Sources Sought
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Salinas ESA Sources Sought
Posted Date:
June 28, 2019
Description: Salinas ESA Sources Sought
Solicitation 1
Posted Date:
August 28, 2019
Description: Att 1 USDA ARS Salinas SOW 08-01-2019
Description: Att 2 Salinas Utility Easement 06051953
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Description: Att 3a Exhibit B Deed Salinas Alisal and Spence Field
Description: Att 3b Exhibit B Salinas station Utility Plan
Description: Att 3c Exhibit B Spence Field Salinas
Description: Att 4 Site Plan of Array Locations
Description: Att 4a Salinas CA accounts and meters
Description: Att 4b Salinas CA utility history
Description: Att 5 Remove and Restore Cost Worksheet
Description: Att 6 Price and Savings Worksheet
Description: Att 7 system sizing worksheet
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Description: Att 8 Small Business Subcontracting Plan Sample Format
Description: Att 9 Past Performance Customer Questionnaire
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Description: Att 10 SF-LLL
Description: Att 10 SF-LLL-a (16.49 Kb)
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Description: Att 11 Salinas Cancellation Ceiling Schedule TO-5
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Description: Att 12 Bid response price and savings worksheet
Description: Att 13 Financing Declaration Form 06-28-2019
Description: Att 14 Payment Bond SF25a
Description: Att 14 Performance Bond SF25
Description: Att 15 Wage Determination CA20190018 07-26-2019
Description: Att 16 Bid Bond SF24
Description: Att 18 Tech Eval WS and Instructions
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Description: Att 19 Pollinator Specification Evaluation Worksheet
Description: Att 20 Corporate Experience QA
Description: Map for site visit.
12905B19R0027.pdf (1,598.37 Kb)
Description: 12905B19R0027
Amendment 1
Posted Date:
September 5, 2019
Description: 12905B19R0027 A0001
Description: Revised SOW
Place of Performance :
Salinas, California 93905
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Jeffery A. Ridenour,
Contract Specialist
Phone: (309) 363-5914
All Files
Salinas ESA Sources Sought
Jun 28, 2019
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Solicitation 1
Aug 28, 2019
Download/View Att_1_USDA_ARS_Salinas_SOW_08-01-2019.pdf
Download/View Att_2_Salinas_Utility_Easement_06051953.docx
Download/View Att_3a_Exhibit_B_Deed_Salinas_Alisal_and_Spence_Field.pdf
Download/View Att_3b_Exhibit_B_Salinas_station_Utility_Plan.pdf
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Download/View Att_4_Site_Plan_of_Array_Locations.pdf
Download/View Att_4a_Salinas_CA_accounts_and_meters.docx
Download/View Att_4b_Salinas_CA_utility_history.xlsx
Download/View Att_5_Remove_and_Restore_Cost_Worksheet.xlsx
Download/View Att_6_Price_and_Savings_Worksheet.xlsx
Download/View Att_7_system_sizing_worksheet.xlsx
Download/View Att_8_Small_Business_Subcontracting_Plan_Sample_Format.pdf
Download/View Att_9_Past_Performance_Customer_Questionnaire.docx
Att_10_SF-LLL.pdf Att_10_SF-LLL-a.pdf Att_11_Salinas_Cance...
Download/View Att_11_Salinas_Cancellation_Ceiling_Schedule_TO-5.docx
Download/View Att_12_Bid_response_price_and_savings_worksheet.docx
Download/View Att_13_Financing_Declaration_Form_06-28-2019.docx
Download/View Att_14_Payment_Bond_SF25a.pdf
Download/View Att_14_Performance_Bond_SF25.pdf
Download/View Att_15_Wage_Determination_CA20190018_07-26-2019.pdf
Download/View Att_16_Bid_Bond_SF24.pdf
Download/View Att_18_Tech_Eval_WS_and_Instructions.docx
Download/View Att_19_Pollinator_Specification_Evaluation_Worksheet.pdf
Download/View Att_20_Corporate_Experience_QA.pdf
Download/View USDA_ARS_Salinas_front_entrance.pptx
12905B19R0027.pdf Amendment 1
Sep 05, 2019
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General Information
Notice Type:
Original Posted Date:
June 28, 2019
Posted Date:
September 5, 2019
Response Date:
Jan 09, 2020 2:00 pm Eastern
Original Response Date:
Jan 09, 2020 2:00 pm Eastern
Archiving Policy:
Manual Archive
Original Archive Date:
July 20, 2019
Archive Date:
Original Set Aside:
Set Aside:
Total Small Business
Classification Code:
S -- Utilities and housekeeping services
221 -- Utilities/221114 -- Solar Electric Power Generation

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