NORFOLK, Va. – Virginia Electric and Power Co., doing business as Dominion Virginia Power, of Richmond, Va. was awarded a $14,720,937 firm-fixed-price utility service contract (N62470-15-C-4004) for purchase of renewable solar electric energy for Naval Station (NAVSTA) Norfolk on Sept. 15.
The work to be performed provides for approximately 40,000 megawatt hours per year of electricity to NAVSTA Norfolk from a renewable generation source in accordance with electricity supply and delivery requirements of Virginia state law. Delivery must be eligible for scheduling/wheeling across Dominion Virginia Power distribution lines to the master meter of NAVSTA Norfolk.
The commercial operation date is expected to be no later than April 1, 2016. Maximum contract unit price will be equal to or less than the current rate paid by NAVSTA Norfolk for conventional power.
The contract base period of performance is ten years from September 2015 to September 2025 and contains one unexercised option, which if exercised, would increase cumulative contract value to $35,617,312 and extend the period of performance an additional ten years to September 2035. No funds will be obligated at time of award. The contract will be primarily funded by fiscal 2016 through fiscal 2025 working capital funds (Navy).
This contract was procured under the authority of Title 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1), statute expressly authorizes that full and open competition need not be provided for when services required by the agency are available from only one responsible source, as implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity.