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The proposer either must own and make available the
demonstration site or must provide firm evidence of his
The proposer must certify that, as a minimum, the proposed
If a teaming arrangement is proposed, the offeror must
provide a letter of intent or executed teaming agreement
from all parties sufficiently binding to ensure the
formation of the proposed legal entity.
(b) The proposal must contain sufficient technical, cost, and other
information, as described in this solicitation, to enable
(c) The proposal must be signed by a responsible official of the
proposing organization authorized to contractually bind the
in its entirety.
Proposals passing Preliminary Evaluation will have their Technical
Proposals (volume II), Business and Management Proposals (Volume
Proposal evaluation is conducted to determine the relative merits of
the offeror's proposal in accordance with weighted evaluation criteria.
The Technical Proposal evaluation results in a numerical score for
each of the evaluation criteria.
The Business and Management Proposal will be evaluated to determine
the business and management performance potential of the offeror,
and will be used as an aid to determine the offeror's understanding
of the technical requirements of this PON. The Business and Management
Proposal will be adjectively rated but not point-scored.
The Cost Proposal will be evaluated to assess whether the proposed
cost is appropriate and reasonable, and to determine the probable
cost of the proposed project to the Government.
The Cost Proposal
will also be used to assess the validity of the proposer's approach
to completing the project in accordance with the proposed Statement
of Work and the requirements of this PON.
No point score will be
3.1 Technical Evaluation Criteria:
The Technical Evaluation Criteria are divided into two major categories. The first, "Commercialization Factors," addresses the projected commercialization of the proposed technology. This is different from the proposed demonstration project itself. It deals with all of the other steps and factors involved in the commercialization process. The subcriteria in this section will allow consideration of the projected environmental, health, safety, and
socioeconomic impacts; the potential marketability and economics of
the technology; and the plan to commercialize the proposed technology subsequent to the demonstration project.
The second major category, "Demonstration Project Factors,"
Statement of Work.
ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH, SAFETY, AND SOCIOECONOMIC (EHSS)
Degree to which the technology, used in integrated commercial
applications as projected by the offeror, is likely to meet
and exceed environmental, health, safety, and socioeconomic
(EHSS) statutes and regulations and to reduce or mitigate
adverse EHSS and resource impacts. This includes, but is not
limited to, discharges of wastes and pollutants to the en
vironment, worker and community health and safety risks,
Degree to which the technology helps to ensure that existing
markets for U.S. coal can be maintained and/or results
in increased use of U.S. coals and/or decreased consumption
Technical readiness for scale-up to a demonstration project,
as evidenced by the adequacy, availability, suitability, and
quality of the data and analyses supporting a decision to
advance the technology to demonstration scale.
(b) ADEQUACY AND APPROPRIATENESS OF DEMONSTRATION
Adequacy and appropriateness of the proposed project to
contribute to the enhancement of technologies, techniques,
or processes, and provide new information to enable the
private sector to make rational decisions with regard to
whether to commercialize.