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Welcome to the Illinois Power Agency website for the Ameren Illinois Utilities 2009 Energy, Capacity and RECs RFPs. This site will serve as the platform for participating in the 2009 Procurement. Each of the RFPs is located on a separate section of the site, designed to aid prospective bidders by providing: information about the procurement process; directions regarding bidder pre-qualification and bid preparation; a forum for asking questions and obtaining answers about the RFPs and the procurement process; and a means for submitting bidder information and bids. The site is constructed to preserve the confidentiality of bidders and information submitted by bidders.

Each RFP section of the website consists of two tiers:

  1. The first tier is fully accessible to the public, and contains the RFP and contract documents, bidder credit requirements, announcements regarding modifications to any of these materials, forms to be completed by prospective bidders, and directions for completing the forms. Each prospective bidder must submit a Pre-Qualification Application, which includes bidder's and guarantor's company and credit information, as well as other relevant information. The public tier also contains the forum for questions and answers. Any information which might reveal the identity of the bidder submitting the questions will be removed prior to posting. Bidders who are pre-qualified will be notified and will become Registered Bidders by submitting a bid letter of credit and a signed commitment form.

  2. The secure tier is protected and accessible only to Registered Bidders. In the secure tier, Registered Bidders will submit their binding, confidential bids.

This website is managed by Levitan & Associates, Inc. as part of our role as the Illinois Power Agency's Procurement Administrator for the 2009 Ameren Illinois Utilities RFPs. In accordance with the requirements of Section 16-111.5(c)(2) of the Public Utilities Act (220 ILSC 5/16-11.5), the Procurement Monitor, retained by the Illinois Commerce Commission, will also have access to all public and secure information posted to the Web site.

Background for the Illinois Power Agency's 2009 Ameren Illinois Utilities RFP

The Illinois Power Agency filed the initial Procurement Plan, consistent with Section 16-111.5(j) of the Public Utilities Act (220 ILSC 5/16-11.5), on September 3, 2008, in ICC Docket No. 08-0519. A revised plan was filed on October 20, 2008. The Illinois Commerce Commission approved this revised plan in an order issued on January 7, 2009 (the Final Order). The Final Order is posted in the documents section of this website along with the approved Procurement Plan and related documents filed by the Illinois Power Agency. The Plan outlines the process for acquiring standard wholesale energy products, capacity and renewable energy credits necessary to meet the needs of the eligible retail customers that purchase power and energy from the Ameren Illinois Utilities under fixed-price bundled service tariffs. The products to be procured under this plan cover the period from June 1, 2009, through May 31, 2012. Details regarding each of the products to be procured are specified in the RFP documents contained in the public access areas of each of the RFP sections of this site.


The information contained in this website is presented for the convenience and to aid prospective bidders in the preparation and submittal of bids to the Illinois Power Agency's 2009 Ameren Illinois Utilities Energy, Capacity and Renewable Energy Credits RFPs. This website is not intended to be an exhaustive source for all documents relating to these procurements. Levitan & Associates, Inc., the Procurement Administrator, the Illinois Power Agency and the Ameren Illinois Utilities, individually or jointly, make no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the information presented herein. Levitan & Associates, Inc. is not responsible for the contents of any third-party sites linked from this site.

 3/20/09Capacity RFP Issued
 4/8/09Energy RFP Issued
 4/13/09Capacity Bids Due
 4/20/09RECs RFP Issued
 5/5/09Energy Bids Due
 5/18/09RECs Bids Due
 6/1/09Services Commence
For details regarding the schedule for each RFP see the individual pages.

5/20/09:Bidders have been notified of the ICC's approval of the RECs procurement results, the contract execution deadline has therefore been moved up one day to Tuesday, May 26, 2009
5/20/09:The results of the RECs RFP are available for download from the ICC website
5/19/09:A combined Form of Guaranty to cover all three Ameren Illinois Utilities has been posted to the RECs Bidder Registration page, winning bidders covered by guarantors should use this form to post performance assurance
5/15/09:New RECs Q&A posted
5/14/09:New Energy and RECs Q&A posted
5/13/09:New RECs Q&A posted
5/12/09:New RECs Q&A posted
5/11/09:New RECs Q&A posted
5/11/09:The final REC Contract is now available in PDF (public version) and in MSWord (posted to the RECs Bidder Registration page for pre-qualified bidders only)
5/8/09:The final form of pre-bid Letter of Credit is now available to pre-qualified RECs bidders on the RECs Bidder Registration page
5/8/09:New RECs Q&A posted
5/7/09:The results of the Energy RFP are available for download from the ICC website
5/7/09:Bidders have been notified of the ICC's approval of the procurement results, the contract execution deadline has therefore been moved up one day to Tuesday, May 12, 2009
5/7/09:New Energy and RECs Q&A posted
5/4/09:New Energy Q&A posted
5/1/09:New Energy and RECs Q&A posted
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