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3.1.1 Commercialization Factors

(a)

(b)

ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH, SAFETY, AND SOCIOECONOMIC (EHSS)
ASPECTS

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,
socioeconomic impacts, and consumption of scarce resources
such as fresh water, minerals, and land. Included therein is
the ability to exceed environmental requirements in proposed
applications that require better than minimum performance,
such as locally stringent emission limitations or requirements

for reducing emissions from existing facilities.

MARKETABILITY

Degree to which the technology helps to ensure that existing

markets for U.S. coal can be maintained and/or results

(c)

in increased use of U.S. coals and/or decreased consumption
of petroleum and/or natural gas. Included therein are economic

competitiveness and the impact of regulations on marketability.

COMMERCIALIZATION PLAN

Viability of the commercialization plan to carry the technology

from demonstration to commercial use in the 1990's.

3.1.2 Demonstration Project Factors

(a)

(b)

TECHNICAL READINESS

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 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.

(c) ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH, SAFETY, SOCIOECONOMIC (EHSS) { AND OTHER SITE-RELATED ASPECTS

Adequacy and appropriateness of proposed approaches to comply
with all EHSS requirements during all phases of the proposed
project and to mitigate the risks and impacts of the EHSS
aspects of the proposed demonstration project, and the suita-
bility, quality, and adequacy of the site(s) and/or facility(s)

for the proposed demonstration project.
(d) TECHNICAL APPROACH AND COMPLETENESS OF STATEMENT OF WORK

Reasonableness and adequacy of the technical approach of the
proposer to design, construct, operate, and, if applicable, (
dismantle the proposed demonstration facility and quality and
completeness of the proposer's Statement of Work (SOW) for

the demonstration project.

3.1.3 Relative Importance of Technical Evaluation Criteria

Section 3.1.2, "Demonstration Project Factors," is worth slightly

more than half the total point score for the technical evaluation

3.2

criteria, while Section 3.1.1, "Commercialization Factors," is

worth slightly less than half of the total point score.

Within Section 3.1.1, "Commercialization Factors," factor (b) is worth slightly more than half of the points. Factors (a) and (c) are weighted equally and together are worth slightly less than

half of the points.

Within Section 3.1.2, "Demonstration Project Factors," factor (b)
is most important, accounting for slightly less than half of the
points. Next most important is factor (d), which is worth slightly
more than half of the value of factor (b). Factor (a) is worth
two-thirds as much as factor (d). Factor (c) is least important,

with a score value half that of factor (a).

Business and Management Evaluation Criteria:

The following business and management evaluation criteria will be applied to evaluate the business and management proposal (Volume III)

submitted in response to this PON:

(a) Degree of priority placed by top management on the project,

including the extent of cost-sharing above fifty percent,

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Adequacy, completeness, and reasonableness of proposed management plan to ensure that the proposed project will be completed in accordance with the timeframes and technical and cost

elements specified in the proposal,

Adequacy, completeness, and reasonableness of administrative and technical support proposed for the project, including provision of adequate opportunities for small businesses, including socially and economically disadvantaged small

business concerns,

Adequacy and completeness of the participant's financing plan,

Financial condition and capability of proposer to fund proposed

share of cooperative agreement,

Proposer's experience and success in executing projects of
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similar or related technology, scope and complexity, and

Qualifications, experience, and availability of proposed

project key personnel.

Relative Importance of Business and Management Criteria

Criteria (a) and (b) are approximately of equal importance and are

each approximately twice as important as each of the remaining

criteria (c) through (g). Criteria (c) through (g) are approxi

mately of equal importance to each other.

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