The purpose of this announcement is to request information from industry regarding capabilities, as well as costs, associated with design, installation and maintenance of renewable energy systems in Kuwait.

THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) AND NOT A
SOLICITATION.

This Request For Information (RFI) is for planning purposes only and shall not be considered as an invitation for bid, request for quotation, request for proposal, or as an obligation on the part of the Government to acquire any products or services. Your response to this RFI will be treated as information only. No entitlement to payment of direct or indirect costs or charges by the Government will arise as a result of contractor submission of responses to this announcement or the Government use of such information. This request does not constitute a solicitation for proposals or the authority to enter into negotiations to award a contract. No funds have currently been authorized, appropriated, or received for this effort. The information provided may be used in developing its acquisition strategy, or performance work statements, or performance specifications. Interested parties are responsible for adequately marking proprietary or competition sensitive information contained in their response. The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this RFI or to otherwise pay for the information submitted in response to this RFI.

Synopsis:

The US Army has limited experience with installing and maintaining renewable energy systems in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, and, specifically, Kuwait. This RFI seeks to identify vendor capabilities, energy production of renewable energy technologies, and costs of installation and maintenance of various renewable energy technologies in Kuwait.

We are especially interested in hearing from companies with ties to Kuwait and who are interested in learning how to contract directly with the US government.

For photovoltaics (PV), we are interested in responses pertaining to standard weight and lightweight rooftop systems, tracking and non-tracking systems, cleaning systems (manual and automated), and portable/non-portable systems for ground mount.  All systems to be commercially available and produce power at 240/415v and 50Hz.  Include options for energy storage systems, if possible.

For wind power, we are interested in responses pertaining to portable/non-portable wind power systems between 10 kW - 1,000 kW.  All systems to be commercially available and produce power at 240/415v and 50Hz.  

For hybrid systems, we are interested in responses pertaining to portable or semi-portable systems which can produce less than 200 kW of highly reliable power using any combination of diesel gensets, energy storage system, wind, and PV at 240v single phase and  50 Hz.  Containerized systems preferred. The goal is to produce highly resilient power, for mission essential pieces of equipment and small facilities which are in remote areas, with less frequent need for refueling than stand-alone diesel gensets.  If your hybrid system is not commercially available, please describe Technology Readiness Level (1-9), with an emphasis on how your technology performs in the climate of Kuwait.

Technologies of interest:

•1.       Rooftop PV: Recommendations sought for PV systems to be installed on nine warehouse roofs at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.  Include energy storage options, if possible.  Provide information requested in A and B above. See Attachment B

•2.       Groundmount PV: Recommendations sought for groundmount PV at Camp Arifjan and/or Camp Buehring in Kuwait.   Provide  PV types, for  system sizes of 1 -  30 MW for ground mount.   Also include capabilities for complete parking canopy PV. Provide information requested in A, B and C above. See Attachment C

•3.       Wind: Recommendations sought for both permanent and semi-portable wind turbines ranging in size from 10 - 1,000 kW. Provide information requested in A and B above.  See Attachment D

•4.       Hybrid energy:  Recommendations sought for both portable and semi-portable containerized solutions which can provide 100 -200 kW of highly reliable off-grid power. Provide information requested in A and B above. Goals:  Resiliency, reduced diesel use, and reduced  man-hours required for refueling.  See Attachment E

 

Information Requested:

For the technologies listed above, please provide, as you are able, for applications for the US military in Kuwait:

•A.     Description of system, kW size, kWh/year produced, installed budgetary cost, maintenance plan, annual maintenance costs, and disposal plan at end-of-life. 

•B.     Identified partners in Kuwait who can a) procure and install the initial equipment, and, b) procure maintenance parts and provide maintenance services for the life of the project.

•C.     Ability, if any, to provide third party financing or lease agreements.

 

Submission of Information: All interested parties shall, at a minimum, complete and return the General Questionnaire, Attachment A.  Depending on your area of interest, please also complete and return any combination of Attachments B, C, D, and E.  Additional pertinent information may also be sent.

 

All information and data received in response to this RFI marked or designated as corporate or proprietary information will be protected as such. Please include this notice number on all documents and email. Classified Material shall not be submitted. 

 

Please transmit responses by e-mail to Kate DeWolf, USARCENT Operational Energy contractor at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, at mary.k.dewolf.ctr@mail.mil in either Word or .pdf formats.

All responses must be received on or before 5:00PM, (Eastern Standard Time), November 30, 2019. 

Phone solicitations or emails regarding the status of this Request for Information (RFI) will not be accepted.

Attachments:

Attachment A:  General Questionnaire (required for all responders)

Attachment B:  Rooftop PV

Attachment C:  Ground mount PV

Attachment D:  Wind

Attachment E:  Small Scale Hybrid Energy

Deadline Date2019-11-30
Publication Date2019-10-23
CountryKuwait
Procurement StatusAmended
OrganisationDepartment of the Army
Attention OfAngel D. Butler, Contract Specialist, Phone 3184806674, Email angel.d.butler2.civ@mail.mil - Kate DeWolf, Expeditionary Resource Efficiency Manager Contractor , Phone 318-430-3440, Email mary.k.dewolf.ctr@mail.mil
Class DescriptionResearch & Development
SourceFederal Business Opportunities (FBO)

Version of 2019-10-23

Renewable Energy in Kuwait

 

The purpose of this announcement is to request information from industry regarding capabilities, as well as costs, associated with design, installation and maintenance of renewable energy systems in Kuwait.

THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) AND NOT A
SOLICITATION.

This Request For Information (RFI) is for planning purposes only and shall not be considered as an invitation for bid, request for quotation, request for proposal, or as an obligation on the part of the Government to acquire any products or services. Your response to this RFI will be treated as information only. No entitlement to payment of direct or indirect costs or charges by the Government will arise as a result of contractor submission of responses to this announcement or the Government use of such information. This request does not constitute a solicitation for proposals or the authority to enter into negotiations to award a contract. No funds have currently been authorized, appropriated, or received for this effort. The information provided may be used in developing its acquisition strategy, or performance work statements, or performance specifications. Interested parties are responsible for adequately marking proprietary or competition sensitive information contained in their response. The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this RFI or to otherwise pay for the information submitted in response to this RFI.

Synopsis:

The US Army has limited experience with installing and maintaining renewable energy systems in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, and, specifically, Kuwait. This RFI seeks to identify vendor capabilities, energy production of renewable energy technologies, and costs of installation and maintenance of various renewable energy technologies in Kuwait.

We are especially interested in hearing from companies with ties to Kuwait and who are interested in learning how to contract directly with the US government.

For photovoltaics (PV), we are interested in responses pertaining to standard weight and lightweight rooftop systems, tracking and non-tracking systems, cleaning systems (manual and automated), and portable/non-portable systems for ground mount.  All systems to be commercially available and produce power at 240/415v and 50Hz.  Include options for energy storage systems, if possible.

For wind power, we are interested in responses pertaining to portable/non-portable wind power systems between 10 kW - 1,000 kW.  All systems to be commercially available and produce power at 240/415v and 50Hz.  

For hybrid systems, we are interested in responses pertaining to portable or semi-portable systems which can produce less than 200 kW of highly reliable power using any combination of diesel gensets, energy storage system, wind, and PV at 240v single phase and  50 Hz.  Containerized systems preferred. The goal is to produce highly resilient power, for mission essential pieces of equipment and small facilities which are in remote areas, with less frequent need for refueling than stand-alone diesel gensets.  If your hybrid system is not commercially available, please describe Technology Readiness Level (1-9), with an emphasis on how your technology performs in the climate of Kuwait.

Technologies of interest:

•1.       Rooftop PV: Recommendations sought for PV systems to be installed on nine warehouse roofs at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.  Include energy storage options, if possible.  Provide information requested in A and B above. See Attachment B

•2.       Groundmount PV: Recommendations sought for groundmount PV at Camp Arifjan and/or Camp Buehring in Kuwait.   Provide  PV types, for  system sizes of 1 -  30 MW for ground mount.   Also include capabilities for complete parking canopy PV. Provide information requested in A, B and C above. See Attachment C

•3.       Wind: Recommendations sought for both permanent and semi-portable wind turbines ranging in size from 10 - 1,000 kW. Provide information requested in A and B above.  See Attachment D

•4.       Hybrid energy:  Recommendations sought for both portable and semi-portable containerized solutions which can provide 100 -200 kW of highly reliable off-grid power. Provide information requested in A and B above. Goals:  Resiliency, reduced diesel use, and reduced  man-hours required for refueling.  See Attachment E

 

Information Requested:

For the technologies listed above, please provide, as you are able, for applications for the US military in Kuwait:

•A.     Description of system, kW size, kWh/year produced, installed budgetary cost, maintenance plan, annual maintenance costs, and disposal plan at end-of-life. 

•B.     Identified partners in Kuwait who can a) procure and install the initial equipment, and, b) procure maintenance parts and provide maintenance services for the life of the project.

•C.     Ability, if any, to provide third party financing or lease agreements.

 

Submission of Information: All interested parties shall, at a minimum, complete and return the General Questionnaire, Attachment A.  Depending on your area of interest, please also complete and return any combination of Attachments B, C, D, and E.  Additional pertinent information may also be sent.

 

All information and data received in response to this RFI marked or designated as corporate or proprietary information will be protected as such. Please include this notice number on all documents and email. Classified Material shall not be submitted. 

 

Please transmit responses by e-mail to Kate DeWolf, USARCENT Operational Energy contractor at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, at mary.k.dewolf.ctr@mail.mil in either Word or .pdf formats.

All responses must be received on or before 5:00PM, (Eastern Standard Time), November 6, 2019. 

Phone solicitations or emails regarding the status of this Request for Information (RFI) will not be accepted.

Attachments:

Attachment A:  General Questionnaire (required for all responders)

Attachment B:  Rooftop PV

Attachment C:  Ground mount PV

Attachment D:  Wind

Attachment E:  Small Scale Hybrid Energy

Publication Date2019-10-23
CountryKuwait
Procurement StatusFuture
OrganisationDepartment of the Army
Attention OfAngel D. Butler, Contract Specialist, Phone 3184806674, Email angel.d.butler2.civ@mail.mil - Kate DeWolf, Expeditionary Resource Efficiency Manager Contractor , Phone 318-430-3440, Email mary.k.dewolf.ctr@mail.mil
Class DescriptionResearch & Development
SourceFederal Business Opportunities (FBO)

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