Army Adds Small Businesses to $7 Billion Renewable Energy Contract
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The Army awarded the final round of solar technology contracts that will support a $7 billion renewable and alternative energy power production for Department of Defense installations Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC).
The U.S. Army Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, established the $7 billion MATOC primarily to use for Power Purchase Agreements involving renewable or alternative energy projects greater than 10 megawatts.
These contracts will support the Army’s achievement of its congressionally mandated energy goal of 25 percent production of energy from renewable sources by 2025, and improving installation energy security and sustainability.
Today’s contract awards add 11 small businesses to the pool of qualified contractors who will be eligible to bid on future individual solar technology project task orders. Companies receiving contracts are:
The MATOC now includes 49 solar technology companies, 15 biomass technologies, 6 geothermal technologies and 20 wind technologies.
This round of MATOC awards is in keeping with the original August 2012 Request For Proposal (RFP) that allowed for immediate awards to firms within the competitive range and additional awards to firms that qualified after further evaluation by the government.