Rocky Mountain Power is not currently looking for vendors or contractors for the Gateway West Transmission Line Project. Once the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issues the Record of Decision (ROD) for this project, we anticipate releasing a request for proposals (RFP) for engineering, procurement and construction contractor services, to be managed by Rocky Mountain Power. Local companies will be able to bid to the selected EPC contractor when awarded on various aspects of the project construction.
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.
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 is postponing 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.
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.
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