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(2) The cost or price analysis accomplished, including a

cost element analysis by the offeror as to the allo

cability, allowability, and reasonableness of the

costs proposed.

(3) Names and addresses of the subcontractors tentatively

selected and basis of selection, i.e., low bidder,

delivery schedule, technical competence, etc.

(4) Type of contract contemplated.

(5) Affiliations with the proposer (prime contractor), if

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(2) Details of what cost elements are included in the

rate, and what costs will be charged in addition to

the rate.

(3) Five (5) invoices submitted to private industry that

support the proposed rate, and confirmation of payment;

or

Employment history for the previous three (3) years,

including salary and rate history, covering only

those times when the consultant worked 20 days or

more.

(4) A proposed consulting agreement between the offeror

and the consultant.

(5) A signed statement from the consultant that the pro

posed rate is a "Most Favored Customer Rate," or the

reason it was not offered.

(6) A rate comparison from the offeror which indicates that

the rate proposed is comparable to the rates of other

consultants doing similar types of work.

The offeror

may be asked to provide the names of the other

consultants used in the comparison,

(c) SECTION 3:

SUMMARY OF EXCEPTIONS, DEVIATIONS AND ASSUMPTIONS

The proposer shall identify and explain any exceptions,

deviations, or conditional assumptions taken with respect

to the requirements of this Cost Proposal. Any exceptions,

etc., taken must contain sufficient explanation and justi

fication to permit evaluation. All benefits to the

Government shall be explained for each exception taken.

Such exceptions will not, of themselves, automatically

cause a proposal to be termed unacceptable, however, a

large number of exceptions, or one or more significant

exceptions not providing benefit to the Government may

result in rejection of the proposal as unacceptable.

SECTION V - QUALIFICATION AND EVALUATION CRITERIA, AND PROGRAM POLICY FACTORS

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The prime consideration in the evaluation of proposals for financial
assistance is to assess their merit in order to determine those pro-
posals that offer the greatest likelihood of successfully demonstrating
and subsequently commercializing emerging clean coal technologies.
The process of evaluation will consist of:

(a) Preliminary Evaluation.

(b) Comprehensive Evaluation.

(c) consideration of Program Policy Factors.

The source selection official will select proposal(s) for award taking into account the evaluation criteria and relevant program policy factors in order to determine the mix of projects which will best further the objectives and goals of this PON.

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In order to be considered in the Comprehensive Evaluation phase, a

proposal must successfully pass Preliminary Evaluation. Failure to
meet one or more of the Preliminary Evaluation requirements will

result in rejection of the proposal and, therefore, will preclude

proceeding to Comprehensive Evaluation. In the event that a proposal

is rejected, a notice will be sent to the proposer stating the reason(s) that the proposal will not be considered for financial assistance under this solicitation. The requirements to pass preliminary evaluation are as follows:

(a)

The proposal must meet the following Qualification Criteria:

i.

The offeror must show that the proposed project or facility will be located in the United States of America.

ii.

The offeror must show that the proposed project or facility will be designed for and operated with coal(s) from United States mines.

iii. The proposer must certify that the request for Government

cost-sharing does not exceed 50 percent of the total estimated cost, and that the proposer will cost-share to

the extent of at least 50 percent in each of the three

phases, Design and Permitting, Construction and Startup
("Shakedown"), and Operation, Data Collection, Reporting,
and Disposition, proposed by the offeror.

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