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RESPONSIBLE PROSPECTIVE PARTICIPANTS
(a) The general and additional minimum standards for responsible prospective participants set forth at 48 CFR 9.1 and 48 CFR 909.104-70
are applicable to this solicitation.
(b) DOE may conduct preaward surveys in accordance with 48 CFR 9.106; solicit, from available sources, relevant information concerning the offeror's record of past performance; and use such information
in making determinations of prospective offeror responsibility.
Due to the diversity of experience and resources that may be required
and/or sponsoring firms.
If a teaming arrangement is proposed, the offeror will be required
to provide the following as provided in SECTION IV.1(f), the "Teaming
Agreement" portion of the Oualification Discussion, and SECTION
IV.3.6.2, "Management Plan":
A letter of intent or executed teaming agreement from all
proposed legal entity.
An explanation of the precise nature and form of the teaming relationship, including a discussion of the responsibilities
of each party.
Identification of the specific organization and individual that will be directly responsible for the success of the pro
Information, with supporting documentation, to verify and demonstrate the team's capability of providing the financial and other resources necessary to support the project over its
entire proposed period of performance.
Written or oral discussions, or site visits, may be conducted with any or all of the offerors. Offerors will be notified of the date,
time, and place for any oral discussions or site visits.
INFORMATION OF AWARD
Written notice will be provided to unsuccessful offerors and
DISPOSITION OF PROPOSALS
Except for proposals that are withdrawn in accordance with SECTION
proposals will not be returned.
DISPOSITION OF PON DOCUMENTS
Drawings, specifications, and other documents supplied by DOE with
are required to be completed and returned as a part of the proposal.
PREVIOUS RESPONDENTS TO THE EARLIER "CLEAN COAL" PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT
Prospective Offerors are advised that this PON is not an extension
Information Regarding Emerging Clean Coal Technologies," also known
considered for financial assistance.
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (NEPA) STRATEGY
An overall strategy for compliance with the National Environmental
cation will be necessary to the normally applicable documenta
tion and public review requirements. Moreover, the confidentiality requirements of the competitive PON process place certain restrictions
on the NEPA review.
Therefore, DOE proposes to follow alternative procedures to ensure that environmental factors are fully evaluated and integrated into the decision making process to satisfy its NEPA responsibilities. Offerors shall submit both programmatic and project-specific environmental data and analyses as a discrete part of their proposal. DOE will independently evaluate the environmental data and analyses submitted by offerors, to the maximum extent possible, and will develop supplemental information as necessary for reasoned decision making. The major elements of this NEPA strategy are discussed
Pre-Selection Programmatic Environmental Impact Analysis:
D0E will prepare a comparative programmatic environmental
are evaluated in the selection process. The analysis will include