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shall be prepared, considered, and published in full conformance
with the requirements of 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508 and in advance of a
go/no-go decision to proceed beyond preliminary design. Since
federal funds from the Clean Coal Technology Program will not be
provided for detailed design, construction, operation and/or dis
mantlement until the NEPA process has been successfully completed,
offerors at their own risk may choose to begin preparation of this
material early so that delay can be avoided.
See SECTION VI.3,
"Allowable Project Costs for Cost-Sharing purposes."
In addition to the requirements discussed above, each cooperative
agreement entered into will require an environmental monitoring plan
to ensure that significant site- and technology-specific environmental
data are collected and disseminated.
28. PROPRIETARY DATA OR CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS INFORMATION
The proposal submitted in response to this solicitation may contain
technical data and other data, including trade secrets and privi
leged or confidential commercial or financial information, that may
be exempt from public disclosure.
To help DOE to identify such
data, the proposer must specifically identify each page, including
each line or paragraph thereof, containing data that the offeror
would like withheld from public disclosure to the extent permitted by law, and must mark the cover sheet of the proposal with the following notice:
The data contained on pages of this proposal have been submitted in confidence and contain trade secrets and/or privileged
or confidential commercial or financial information, and such data
shall be used or disclosed only for evaluation purposes, provided that if a cooperative agreement is awarded to this proposer as a result of or in connection with the submission of this proposal, the Government shall have the right to use or disclose data herein to the extent provided in the cooperative agreement. This restriction does not limit the Government's right to use or disclose data obtained without restriction from any source, including the proposer.
Mark each and every sheet that contains data that you wish to restrict
with the following legend:
"Use or disclosure of the proposal data in lines specifically identified by asterisk (*) are subject to the restriction on the title page of this proposal."
In the event any data contained in a proposal submitted in response
to this PON are requested pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552, such requests will be reviewed in accordance with the procedures provided in 10 CFR 1004.11 (1984). Prior to
disclosure of information, DOE may request additional information
from the proposer, including an explanation of why he believes
information included in the proposal is exempt from disclosure under
the FOIA. Prompt action and cooperation by the proposer will ensure
that DOE has all the information necessary to determine whether
(a) Offerors are expected to examine the entire contents of this
PON, including all instructions. The offeror assumes the risk
of failure to comply with all the provisions of this PON.
(b) Each offeror shall furnish the information required by this
PON. The offeror shall complete and sign the Financial
Assistance Application Form (Appendix E) in accordance with the
accompanying instructions. Erasures or other changes must be
initialed by the person signing the offer. Offers signed by an
agent shall be accompanied by evidence of that agent's authority.
Proposals are expected to conform to the PON provision entitled
"Proposal Delivery Information" (SECTION III.31), and be prepared
in accordance with the instructions provided below.
To aid in
evaluation, proposals shall be clearly and concisely written, as
well as being neat, indexed (cross-indexed as appropriate), and
The proposal shall be typed, double spaced,
unreduced in size, on 8 1/2" by 11" paper.
Illustrations should be
legible, and foldouts shall, in general, be held to 11" by 17" size.
All pages of each part shall be appropriately numbered, and each
part shall contain the name of the offeror, the date, and the PON
Project cost data shall be excluded from the technical proposal ex
cept for the limited amount of cost data needed to clarify and verify
such aspects as marketability and design decisions. Each of the
The required number of copies of each proposal volume and
All documents that contain original signatures are to be included
as Group 1.
Each group, designated above, must be packaged individually.
not preclude assembling more than one, or all, of the groups in a single
overall package. Mark the group number on the outside of each package.