The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a highly-anticipated request for proposals, announcing it is accepting bids for an estimated $7 billion renewable energy production contract.
The Corps said it plans to award several task order contracts for renewable and alternative energy, produced from contractor-operated plants.
Overall, the Defense Department wants to consume a quarter of its energy from renewable sources by 2015, the Corps said in a release.
Large and small businesses can submit bids to provide solar, wind, geothermal and biomass energy, said Sara Tierney, a project specialist.
The government will issue the task orders through fair opportunity procedures pursuant to Part 16 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, Tierney added.
The Corps intends to award the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-delivery contracts for nearly 30 years.
Work under the contracts could occur on any federal property across the U.S. including Alaska, Hawaii and other territories within the jurisdiction of the U.S. government.
Comments on the request for proposals will be accepted within 60 calendar days and a pre-proposal conference will occur in late August.
The Army has received 900 comments on a draft RFP issued in February.