The Part 1 Proposal for a Project consists of the completed online Part 1 Form as well as all documents required by the online Part 1 Form. The Part 2 Proposal for a Project consists of the completed online Part 2 Form, the submission of bid assurance collateral, the submission of any other document required by the online Part 2 Form, and the Bid for the Project. The bid assurance collateral and the Bid will not be submitted using the same online account as the other materials required by the Part 1 and Part 2 Proposals. Additionally, please note that the Bidder’s Bid is not due until the Bid Date, on December 8, 2023, which is after the deadline for all other materials submitted with the Part 2 Proposal, on December 1, 2023.
A Bidder must submit bid assurance collateral for the Project in the form of cash or of a letter of credit to each of the Companies (AIC, ComEd, and MEC). The Bidder must follow all instructions provided by the Procurement Administrator for transmission of bid assurance collateral to each Company. Such instructions are provided by the date of the Part 1 Notification but after submission by the Bidder of a Part 1 Proposal. Such instructions specify that the Bidder must provide cash by wire transfer and that the original executed Pre-Bid Letters of Credit must be in the form of Appendices 5, 6 and 7 to these RFP Rules if submitting the letter of credit via electronic means or in the form of Appendices 8, 9 and 10 to these RFP Rules if submitting the letter of credit via overnight delivery service. The letter of credit may include only modifications to the Standard Pre-Bid Letter of Credit acceptable to that Company, applicable specifically to either the Electronic Version or Hardcopy Version, and posted to the procurement website.
For the submission of the Bid, the Procurement Administrator provides, electronically to each Bidder, a Bid Form and information required for the submission of Bids. The Bid Form, as provided to each Bidder by the Procurement Administrator, is the exclusive method for submitting a Bidder’s Bids. A Bidder must submit the Bid Form to the Procurement Administrator through a secure bid transfer site according to the instructions provided by the Procurement Administrator. Such instructions are provided by the date of the Part 1 Notification.