Vendor and Contractor Information   

Rocky Mountain Power is not currently looking for vendors or contractors for the Gateway West Transmission Line Project.

The BLM released its Record of Decision on November 14, 2013, for segments 1 through 7 and segment 10 of the project. It identifies the BLM authorized route on public land. The BLM postponed a decision on segments 8 and 9 to resolve routing in this area. The BLM’s decision allows Rocky Mountain Power and Idaho Power to work toward construction in segments 1 through 7 and segment 10, including securing the necessary state and local permits, siting on private land, and finalizing the design, engineering and construction planning activities. In its 2017 Integrated Resource Plan, PacifiCorp announced plans to construct a portion of the Gateway West Transmission Line in Wyoming. PacifiCorp will initiate state and local permitting and right of way acquisition for 140 miles of 500 kV transmission line between the planned Aeolus substation near Medicine Bow, Wyoming and the Jim Bridger power plant near Point of Rocks, Wyoming. Visit PacifiCorp's website for more information on the construction of the Aeolus to Jim Bridger segment of the project.

Competitive bidding

All procurement activity directly awarded by Rocky Mountain Power is handled through a competitive bid process managed by the PacifiCorp Procurement Department. All proposals are sourced on a blind-sealed bid basis through PacifiCorp’s on-line electronic procurement system. All work is awarded to the best overall evaluated low bidder who submits the most cost-effective, lump sum and firm fixed price bid for the defined scope of work.


Vendors must be pre-qualified before providing services to PacifiCorp. Once pre-qualified, vendors will be considered for participation in events as appropriate, although pre-qualification does not necessarily guarantee that a vendor will receive an opportunity to submit a proposal in response to a particular event. The vendor pre-qualification application can be found on the PacifiCorp website.

Prime contractors

Prime contractors who are awarded work by PacifiCorp through the competitive bid process will be responsible for selection of sub-contractors and suppliers. Prime contractors for the Gateway West project will directly hire employees. Rocky Mountain Power does not plan to hire individual contractors or employees specifically for the project.

If you would like more information about becoming a supplier, vendor or contractor for Rocky Mountain Power, please contact:

Rocky Mountain Power Electric Utility Construction Projects

[email protected]

General employment

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