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The proposer either must own and make available the

demonstration site or must provide firm evidence of his
right to use the site for the duration of the proposed


The proposer must certify that, as a minimum, the proposed
technology, alone or in conjunction with other technologies,
is capable of complying with the requirements of the
Clean Air Act, as amended, and with the relevant federal
and state regulations promulgated pursuant thereto as of
January 1, 1986, for the market applications 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

Comprehensive Evaluation.

(c) The proposal must be signed by a responsible official of the

proposing organization authorized to contractually bind the
organization to the performance of the cooperative agreement

in its entirety.



Proposals passing Preliminary Evaluation will have their Technical

Proposals (volume II), Business and Management Proposals (Volume
III), and Cost Proposals (Volume IV) evaluated. The Technical

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,"
recognizes the fact that the proposed demonstration project repre-
sents the critical step between "pre-demonstration" scale of operation
and commercial readiness, and deals with the proposed project itself.
Subcriteria in "Demonstration Project Factors" will allow consideration
of technical readiness for scale-up; adequacy and appropriateness of
the demonstration project; the environmental, health, safety, and
socioeconomic and other site-related aspects; and the reasonableness and
adequacy of the technical approach and quality and completeness of the

Statement of Work.

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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,

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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

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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.


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.

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