East Africa utility request; RE request in Connecticut; Geo materials needed in Georgia, Pennsylvania

Various opportunities are available from East Africa Power Company, USGS, Connecticut, Savannah US Army Corps of Engineers, and Pennsylvania.

Call for Bidders for Geothermal Replacement Parts, East Africa Power Company
First Annual Best Student Geologic Map Competition, USGS (deadline Sept. 6)
RFP for Long Term Energy Contracts, Connecticut (due August 5)
Savannah US Army Corps of Engineers Seeks Rig, Tooling for Geothermal Work (due Sept. 30)
Install Geothermal Heating/Cooling System, Pennsylvania (respond by July 26)

Call for Bidders for Geothermal Replacement Parts, East Africa Power Company
An East African electric utility is planning to procure a list of key replacement parts for their Ormat Combined Cycle Geothermal Power Plant. They plan to issue a request for proposals for the purchase and supply of these replacement parts, including among others, a 2” Rupture Disk, Processor for PLC, and centrifugal pump/condensate pump.

The USAID/GEA East Africa Geothermal Partnership Program (EAGP) is seeking to help the African utility company to identify companies interested in being short listed for the planned RFP. Interested potential bidders should contact Steve Hirsch (stephenhirsch_3@msn.com) for further information, specs and pictures of replacement parts on the list.

First Annual Best Student Geologic Map Competition, USGS (deadline Sept. 6)
The US Geological Survey (USGS) National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) in partnership with The Geological Society of America (GSA), GSA Foundation, Association of American State Geologists (AASG), American Geosciences Institute (AGI), American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), and the Journal of Maps invite students to participate in the first Best Student Geologic Map competition, at the GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, in celebration of GSA’s 125th Anniversary and the 125th year of geologic mapping.

The competition will highlight student research from around the world that utilizes field mapping and the creation of geologic maps as a major component. The First place student will receive the honor of constructing the Best Student Geologic Map for that year, a Certificate of Recognition signed by the partner organizations, and a Brunton Compass contributed by the AASG. The student’s name will also be added to a Best Student Geologic Map plaque that will be posted at USGS Headquarters in Reston, Virginia. The first place map will also receive a limited run in the Journal of Maps.

Students: email your request for submission to the competition to mmarketti@usgs.gov at the U.S. Geological Survey. Deadline is September 6, 2013. For more information visit Community.geosociety.org

RFP for Long Term Energy Contracts, Connecticut (due August 5)
Public Act 13-303, An Act Concerning Connecticut’s Clean Energy Goals, authorizes large-scale procurement of regional renewable power by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.  As a result, DEEP has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for long-term energy contracts from solar, wind, biomass and other “Class I” renewable energy projects (*geothermal qualifies) in the New England region.  The procurement process contains policy tools to ensure that this power is obtained at the lowest possible price for Connecticut ratepayers. Get the RFP (PDF). See also Appendix B to RFP  (Excel) and Draft Power Purchase Agreement  (PDF)

Savannah US Army Corps of Engineers Seeks Rig, Tooling for Geothermal Work (respond by Sept. 30)
The Savannah District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intends to issue a Request for Quote (RFQ) for a firm fixed price contract to supply and deliver a Sonic Drill Rig and Various Tooling to Savannah Georgia. The requirement for this anticipated contract is to furnish and deliver complete and ready for operation one (1) Sonic Drilling Rig with Various Tooling. The items shall be used for rock and soil sampling, foundation testing, monitoring well installation, geothermal and subsurface exploration work. Response Date: September 30, 2013. Information at Fbo.gov.

Install Geothermal Heating/Cooling System, Pennsylvania (respond by July 26)
A design-build construction solicitation for the ECIP PN 75932 Install Geothermal Heating/Cooling System located at Letterkenny Army Depot, PA. The project consists of designing and retrofitting up to nine existing (9) buildings with geothermal heat pump heating/cooling systems to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and save on energy costs. Geothermal wells shall be closed-loop vertical type, and systems shall be designed for a specified maximum and minimum temperature. The project includes renovations to existing buildings in order to efficiently distribute the geothermal energy and providing meters to enable measurement and verification by the installation’s Department of Public Works (DPW). Questions to mark.cap@usace.army.mil.  Response Date: July 26, 2013.  Information at Fbo.gov

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