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SECTION IV - PROPOSAL PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS
To facilitate evaluation, proposers are to organize their
proposals to correspond precisely to the proposal preparation
instructions in SECTIONS IV.1, IV.2, IV.3, and IV.4,
correspond to the evaluation criteria in SECTIONS V.2, 1.3.1,
1.3.2, and V.3.3 of this PON.
PREPARATION OF VOLUME I: QUALIFICATION DISCUSSION
The preparation of this volume is extremely important. If the
proposal does not meet the requirements identified in SECTION V.2,
"Preliminary Evaluation," the proposal shall not undergo compre
hensive evaluation. The offeror must address each of the Qualifica
tion Criteria listed in SECTION V.2(a) of this PON and clearly show
how the proposal meets the qualifications. The discussion should be
sufficient unto itself for a determination as to whether or not the
proposal meets the Qualification Criteria. DOE has no obligation
to refer to other volumes if the discussion provided in Volume I
does not show that the Qualification Criteria have been clearly and
For those criteria that require the completion
of the certification forms provided in Appendix I of this PON,
these forms must be submitted in this Volume.
must be completed and signed by an individual with authority to
represent and bind the offering organization. The information
required to satisfy the Qualification Criteria is indicated below:
(a) LOCATION OF DEMONSTRATION
The demonstration project or facility must be located in the
(b) USE OF U.S. COALS
The proposed project or facility shall be designed for and
operated with coal(s) mined in the United States. The proposer
must provide a description of the type and source of coal(s) sufficient to indicate that the coals to be utilized are mined in the United States.
The proposer must complete the certification form contained
in Appendix I of the PON and include it in Volume I of the
proposal to confirm that Government cost-sharing will not
exceed 50 percent of the total project cost and that not more
than 50 percent of the funds required in each of the three
phases, Design and permitting, Construction and Startup
(d) SITE AVAILABILITY
The proposer must provide firm evidence that the proposed
project site is either owned by the offeror and is available
or that the offeror will have use of the site for the duration
of the project. This requirement may be met by providing a
copy of title to the property, a firm lease or option, or
other legally binding documentation concerning site availability.
(e) CLEAN AIR ACT COMPLIANCE
The proposer must complete and sign the certification form
contained in Appendix I of this PON concerning compliance of
the proposed technology, alone or in conjunction with other
technologies, with the Clean Air Act. This certification will
indicate that, as a minimum, the proposed technology in the
specified market application will be capable of complying with
the requirements of the Clean Air Act as amended, and with the
relevant regulations promulgated thereto, in regions of the
United States where commercialization of the technology is
(f) TEAMING AGREEMENT
If a teaming arrangement is proposed, the proposer must provide
a letter of intent or executed teaming agreement from all parties
will be required prior to execution of the Cooperative Agreement.
PREPARATION OF VOLUME II: TECHNICAL PROPOSAL
The text below identifies the information needed by DOE to evaluate
the proposal according to the criteria contained in SECTION V.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 second major category, "Demonstration Project Factors,"
operation and commercial readiness, and deals with the proposed
The technical proposal (Volume II) must contain a narrative
discussion of, and supporting data and analyses for, the
commercialization factors described below.
The purpose of this discussion is to demonstrate the degree to
which the proposal satisfies these criteria and to document the
relevant data and/or analyses that substantiate the anticipated and
claimed commercial viability and environmental performance of the
proposed commercial version of the clean coal technology.
Appendix L provides energy projection data which must be used when
proposers are making projections of the economics and marketability
of their technologies. However, the offeror may include additional
analyses provided that documentation is given of the assumptions
used, and also that the methodology used is explained.
ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH, SAFETY, AND SOCIOECONOMIC (EHSS) ASPECTS
Based upon the information provided in the market projections
tion on how applicable EHSS statutes and regulations (as of
January 1, 1986) will be met in regions where significant
market potential is projected. In this context, EHSS includes,
but is not limited to, air quality and emissions, water quality
and effluents, waste disposal, water resource requirements, health,
safety, and, if applicable, socioeconomic aspects. A discussion
must be provided stating how anticipated environmental emissions,
occupational or public exposure to liquid and solid waste