PENTAGON, Washington, D.C. -- On May 9, 2013, the Defense Logistics Agency Energy (DLA Energy), in close coordination with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), released a Request for Proposal (RFP) to procure solar energy from a photovoltaic Renewable Energy Generation System (REGS) located on Fort Irwin in California. The government estimates the size of the system at 15 megawatts, subject to final specification by the selected developer. The Solicitation, SP0600-13-R-0412, is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website at

This is an open RFP for Fort Irwin to procure renewable energy through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for up to 25 years. The selected contractor will finance, design, build, operate, own and maintain the REGS. Under the PPA, the Army will only purchase the energy that is produced; no generation assets will be acquired. All interested companies are encouraged to prepare a response to the solicitation, which closes on July 1, 2013.

A pre-proposal event is planned for June 6, 2013 in Barstow, CA. Details regarding this event will soon be posted on the EITF's web site at The pre-proposal event will provide attendees with a better understanding of the general procurement process for the project, specific contract considerations and include a tour of the potential project site.

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