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Bid Evaluation

FAQ-BSP-26
Q: If my Project is selected, can the number of RECs assigned to my Project be a value between the full quantity of RECs and partial award quantity of RECs? Or will the amount selected be only one of either the full quantity of RECs or the partial award quantity of RECs?

The annual quantity of RECs selected for a Project, if the Bid for that Project is selected, will not be less than the partial award quantity and will not exceed the full quantity, but could be equal to the full quantity, the partial award quantity, or a value in between.

07-25-2019

FAQ-BSP-25
Q: Can you explain how the RECs will be allocated when multiple Projects are bidding at the same price?

All projects submitted are listed in price order below:

Project Price Full Quantity Partial Award Quantity Quantity Awarded
Clean Solar I 38.00 40,000 40,000 40,000
Brownfield II 38.50 12,700 10,000 12,700
Second Solar BF 39.00 25,000 20,000 25,000
Brownfield I 40.00 4,000 2,000
First Solar BF 40.00 3,000 1,150 2,300
Clean Solar II 40.00 2,500 1,150

Projects Clean Solar I, Brownfield II, Second Solar BF are selected each for its full quantity.  The number of RECs assigned to these Projects is 77,700.

There are 2,300 RECs still needed to fill the Target of 80,000 RECs.  Projects Brownfield I, First Solar BF, Clean Solar II have the same bid price, $40.00/REC. Each project has a partial award quantity smaller than the remaining Target of 2,300 and a full quantity greater than the remaining Target.

There are several allocations available to fill the Target:

  • Allocation 1: Select Project Brownfield I for a partial award quantity of 2,300
  • Allocation 2: Select Project First Solar BF for a partial award quantity of 2,300
  • Allocation 3: Select Project Clean Solar II for a partial award quantity of 2,300
  • Allocation 4: Select Project First Solar BF for a partial award quantity of 1,150 and Project Clean Solar II for a partial award quantity of 1,150

The first three allocations assign a partial award quantity of 2,300 to only one project (rather than two projects as in Allocation 4) and thus are preferred for this reason.  Allocations 1 through 3 all succeed in filling the Target.  One of these three allocation is randomly selected.  Project First Solar BF is selected for a partial award quantity of 2,300.

07-24-2019

FAQ-BSP-24
Q: Can you give an example where the evaluation selects projects out of price order?

All projects submitted are listed in price order below:

Project Price Full Quantity Partial Award Quantity Quantity Awarded
Clean Solar I 38.00 40,000 40,000 40,000
Brownfield II 38.50 12,700 10,000 12,700
Second Solar BF 39.00 25,000 20,000 25,000
Brownfield I 40.00 4,000 3,000
First Solar BF 41.00 3,000 2,000 2,300
Clean Solar II 42.00 6,000 2,000

Projects Clean Solar I, Brownfield II, Second Solar BF are selected each for its full quantity.  The number of RECs assigned to these Projects is 77,700.

There are 2,300 RECs still needed to fill the Target of 80,000 RECs.  The Seller for Project Brownfield I provided a partial award quantity of 3,000 RECs, indicating that it was only willing to accept a REC Contract for a quantity between 3,000 and 4,000 RECs annually. The Seller is not  willing to take a partial award quantity of 2,300 RECs. This project is not selected.

The evaluation continues to the next lowest bid – First Solar BF.   Project First Solar BF is selected for a partial award quantity of 2,300 RECs.  The Seller for this Project provided a partial award quantity of 2,000 RECs, indicating that the Seller was willing to accept a REC Contract for any quantity between 2,000 and 3,000 RECs annually (3,000 RECs being the full quantity for the Project).

07-24-2019

FAQ-BSP-23
Q: Can you give an example where the evaluation of bids leads to a quantity assigned to a project that is less than the full quantity?

All projects submitted are listed in price order below:

Project Price Full Quantity Partial Award Quantity Quantity Awarded
Clean Solar I 38.00 40,000 40,000 40,000
Brownfield II 38.50 12,700 10,000 12,700
Second Solar BF 39.00 25,000 20,000 25,000
Brownfield I 40.00 3,000 2,000 2,300
First Solar BF 41.00 4,000 3,000
Clean Solar II 42.00 6,000 2,000

Projects Clean Solar I, Brownfield II, Second Solar BF are selected each for its full quantity.  The number of RECs assigned to these Projects is 77,700.

There are 2,300 RECs still needed to fill the Target of 80,000 RECs.  Project Brownfield I is selected for a partial award quantity of 2,300 RECs.  The Seller for this Project provided a partial award quantity of 2,000 RECs, indicating that the Seller was willing to accept a REC Contract for any quantity between 2,000 and 3,000 RECs annually (3,000 RECs being the full quantity for the Project).

07-24-2019

FAQ-BSP-22
Q: Will we get a notification on whether our Bid was identified as a winning Bid on the same day as Bid Date?

The Procurement Administrator expects to notify a Bidder that had Bids that were evaluated whether any of the Bidder’s Bids are identified as winning Bids by the Procurement Administrator by 6 PM on the Bid Date.  Such notification is made earlier to the extent practicable or may be made on the next business day as circumstances warrant.  The Procurement Administrator provides a list to the Bidder of the Projects with Bids identified as winning Bids.  This notification occurs by phone with a written confirmation by email.  The Procurement Administrator provides no other information to a Bidder about the results of the procurement event.

07-16-2019

FAQ-BSP-12
Q: Can you please confirm that the evaluation does not have set-asides either based on project size or location?

There are no set-asides.

The evaluation procedure is provided in Paragraph IV.2.10 of the RFP Rules and proceeds in several steps. The evaluation first eliminates Bids that fail to meet or beat the benchmarks. Second, Bids that meet or beat the benchmarks are ranked in order of price per REC. Third, the selection of Bids proceeds as follows. The lowest‐priced Project is selected. If the Target is not yet met by the quantity for the lowest‐priced Project, the number of RECs not yet assigned, the “remaining Target,” is calculated. The next lowest‐priced Project is considered. The next lowest‐priced Project is selected if the partial award quantity for such Project does not exceed the remaining Target. The quantity selected for such Project is the full quantity or the remaining Target, whichever is lower. If, after considering this Project, the Target is still not yet met, the next lowest‐priced Project is considered. This process continues (considering whether the partial award quantity for the Project can be selected without exceeding the remaining Target) until all Bids that have met or beat the benchmarks have been considered, or until the Target is met, whichever comes first. The Projects selected are those for which the quantities bid are used to fill the Target, in whole or in part.

06-19-2019