The Illinois Power Agency procurement plan, as approved by the ICC, seeks to procure physical products for the following total contract quantities (in MW) and terms during the period June 1, 2012, through May 31, 2015:
No volumes are sought for the 2013-14 or 2014-15 planning years.
Request for Proposals (Posted 3/14/12)
RFP Attachment A - Confirmation Agreement
Draft Confirmation Agreement (Posted 3/14/12)
Comments should be redlined in Microsoft Word and submitted by email to email@example.com
Comment Deadline: 4/9/12, 12:00 noon CPT
Draft Redline Against Final 2011 Confirmation Agreement (Posted 3/14/12)
Final Confirmation Agreement (Posted 4/20/12)
Final Confirmation Agreement Redline Against Draft (Posted 4/20/12)
RFP Attachment B - Form of Pre-Bid Letter of Credit
Form of Pre-Bid Letter of Credit (Posted 3/14/12)
Requested Modifications should be redlined in Microsoft Word and submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Modification Submission Deadline: 4/9/12, 12:00 noon CPT
Pre-Bid Letter of Credit Submission Deadline: 4/19/12, 12:00 noon CPT
Acceptable Modifications to Energy Pre-Bid Letter of Credit (Posted 4/4/12)
Additional Acceptable Modifications will be posted as they are submitted and reviewed
Pre-Qualification Application (Posted 3/7/12)
Instructions: Submit by email to email@example.com
Submission Deadline: 4/9/12, 12:00 noon CPT
Bid Participation Fee Payment Instructions (Posted 3/7/12)
Bidder Registration Form (Posted 3/14/12)
Submission Deadline: 4/19/12, 12:00 noon CPT
Supplier Fee Binding Agreement (Posted 3/14/12)
The Supplier Fees for the Energy RFP have been set at $0.70/MWh (On-Peak) and $0.45/MWh (Off-Peak)
Supplier Fee Agreements will be executed with winning bidders, no action is needed until after awards are announced
Bid Form (Posted 3/14/12, Updated 4/11/12)
Submission Instructions (Posted 3/14/12)
Bidder Practice Session Materials (Posted 4/19/12)
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What is the delivery point for energy?
As stated in the Confirmation Agreement, the Delivery Point is "MISO CP Node AMIL.BGS6, or any successor thereto."
The bid date is scheduled for a Thursday, with preliminary notifications on Friday, which could increase prices if bidders are not able to access the wholesale market until Monday. Can additional information about the notification schedule be provided?
The timeline for delivering final binding notifications to bidders is set by legislation, as noted in the Energy RFP - up to two business days for the Procurement Administrator and Procurement Monitor to submit reports on the bidding results to the ICC with recommendations for award, and then up to two business days for the ICC to rule on the results and recommendations. As Procurement Administrator for Ameren Illinois, Levitan & Associates, commits to deliver preliminary notifications of our recommendations to the ICC by phone to all bidders by 12:00 noon CPT on Friday, April 27, 2012.
The bid dates for both the Ameren Illinois ComEd Energy procurements are scheduled on the same day, which has not been the case for previous spring procurements. Is it possible for the procurement dates to be shifted so they are not on the same day?
No, the energy bid dates for Ameren Illinois and ComEd were intentionally scheduled for the same day. Holding the energy procurements on the same day, April 26th, offers savings in terms of administrative costs associated with the two solicitations. While the Ameren Illinois and ComEd bidding sessions are to be held on the same day, the actual bidding windows are at different times of the day. ComEd's bidding window is 10:00 am to 12:00 noon CPT and Ameren Illinois' is 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm CPT. Another factor mitigating the bid day scheduling for potential participants is that only a few of the Ameren Illinois and ComEd energy products being solicited overlap.
Do bidders have the opportunity to comment on the form of pre-bid letter of credit?
Yes, per section 4.2 on page 5 of the Energy RFP, modifications to the form of pre-bid letter of credit can be requested in redline. Acceptable modifications will be posted to the website and available for any bidder to use.