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The City Of Seattle
City Light Department

Request For Proposals

For

Integrated Resource Plan



The City of Seattle, Seattle City Light Department ("SCL"), seeks to engage a consultant to provide consulting services to develop a portfolio analysis model for its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).

SCL is seeking qualified firms to provide a portfolio model and associated services that will allow the utility to screen and evaluate alternative resource portfolios within the framework of its fundamental goals for resource planning. City Light wishes to purchase the rights to use the portfolio model during this IRP process and for future IRPs.

The prospective consultant shall be available to work at Seattle City Light offices and will train selected City Light staff to use the model.

Qualifications at a minimum shall include:

  • Technical and operational capability to complete the scope of work
  • Relevant experience of the firm in similar projects
  • Ability to develop a model that fits Seattle City Light's requirements
  • Ability to develop a model that is easy to use and enhance
  • Availability to work with Seattle City Light staff on site
Copies of the Request for Proposals and any other additional information may be obtained from Raquel Bennett, telephone number 206.684.3823. Proposals must be delivered by 5:00pm on April 15, 2005, to the address below:

Seattle City Light
700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300
PO Box 34023
Seattle, WA 98124-4023
Attention: Raquel Bennett
In 2005, Seattle City Light has total budget authority of $299,000 for consultant services for the Integrated Resource Plan project. Only a portion of this amount will be available for this contract. We anticipate additional budget authority in 2006.

The City's proposed schedule are as follows:

Activity Date
Release RFP March 28, 2005
Pre-Proposals Conference April 5, 2005
Last day for Clarification April 7, 2005
Addendum/Clarification issued
(if needed)
April 12, 2005
Proposals due April 15, 2005
Finalists Notified April 22, 2005
Interview Finalists April 28 - May 4, 2005
Consultant Selected May 5, 2005
Contract Negotiations Initiated May 6, 2005
Contract Negotiations Completed May 11, 2005
Contract Executed May 16, 2005


The contract that is awarded as a result of this RFP will be awarded in a manner that will comply with all applicable laws of the United States, State of Washington, the City Charter, and Ordinances of the City of Seattle.

Pre-Proposals Conference

April 5, 2005
10 a.m. until noon
Seattle Municipal Tower Room 3303
(For those who aren't able to physically attend,
a conference bridge line is available
206-684-9212.)

For more information, please contact Raquel Bennett 206.684.3823.




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