Linked here is Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA) Technology Innovation (TI) Opportunity Announcement package for an open solicitation beginning in FY 2021. See instructions below for submitting your proposal. In lieu of contracts, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) will be used, allowing BPA to work with federal and non-federal parties. The purpose of the work is to collaborate in developing new technologies that align with BPA’s research agenda. The MOA is an essential tool for establishing these working relationships. At this time, no BPA financial resources are available. Instead, BPA will contribute subject-matter-expert (SME) time, access to system data (pending adherence to FISMA requirements), or system resources for testing and validating new technologies.
As part of the opportunity package, a draft MOA is included for reference. Depending on the nature of the proposal, the MOA will be modified to reflect deliverable requirements, technology transfer activities, and other considerations. A MOA will not be drafted unless the proposal is selected.
Please review the entire announcement package prior to submitting a proposal. BPA is under no obligation to consider submittals that do not include all the required information - a “required documents” checklist is provided as part of this announcement. Any amendments to this announcement will be posted on bpa.gov/ti. Applicants should periodically review the website for any updates - no other notices will be provided. Questions and answers will be posted on bpa.gov/ti.
If you have any questions not addressed on bpa.gov/ti site or in this announcement, please contact Judith Estep, Chief Technology Innovation Officer, at 503-230-5997 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructions to Submit:
Complete the BPA Technology Innovation Project Proposal Form attached in the opportunity announcement package
Include a cover letter describing your relevant experience/qualifications
Feedback will be given to the submitter within 30 days.
NOTE: Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If selected, the submitter will be contacted to provide further details (e.g., a Statement of Work, project charter, project timeline, etc.) and will be required to complete Memorandum of Agreement as described in the Opportunity Announcement packaged linked above.