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Navy to spend up to half billion on solar power for Pacific facilities

From DOD’s contract release today:
Island Pacific Energy, L.L.C.*, Honolulu, Hawaii (N62742-11-D-1191); Pacific Energy Solutions, L.L.C.*, Honolulu, Hawaii (N62742-11-D-1192); and Photon Finance, L.L.C.*, Mountain View, Calif. (N62742-11-D-1196), are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for the purchase of reliable locally generated solar alternating current power from Solar Power Generation Systems at military installations for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific area of responsibility (AOR). The work to be performed provides for installation of Solar Power Generation Systems on roofs, parking shade structures, and vacant parcels of land. The installations will purchase solar alternating current power only, and will not construct, own, or maintain any generation assets. The maximum dollar value, including the base period and four option years, for all three contracts combined is $500,000,000. No task orders are being issued at this time. Work will be performed in the NAVFAC Pacific AOR, state of Hawaii. The installations include, but are not limited to, the following Oahu facilities: Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam; Marine Corps Base Hawaii; Schofield Barracks; Wheeler Army Airfield; Tripler Army Medical Center; Fort DeRussy; the Asia Pacific Center for Strategic Studies; Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station; Naval Magazine West Loch; the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai; and the Army Reserve Center on Maui. The term of the contract is not to exceed 60 months, with an expected completion date of August 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $15,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website,with 13 proposals received. These three contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract. Task orders issued under the contract are contemplated to be for a period of up to 30 years pursuant to the statutory authority of 10 U.S. Code 2922a.

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