CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT
Professional Service Contract
Contract Opportunity Title:
Electric Pole Loading Assessment Program
Estimated Contract Value:
Approximately $100M – $145M
Across PG&E’s Service Territory
Response Due Date:
Respond with your interest no later than August 14, 2020.
Qualified Suppliers will receive an RFI invitation. Formal RFI responses are due August 25, 2020.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (www.pge.com), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation, is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco with more than 23,000 employees, the company is the primary natural gas and electric service provider for Northern and Central California. The company’s 70,000-square-mile service area stretches from Eureka to the north to Bakersfield in the south and from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Sierra Nevada in the east. PG&E delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to 16 million people.
PG&E will be issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to pre-qualify bidders to participate in a Request for Proposal on pole loading assessment of PG&E’s 2.3 million poles in response to revised California General Order 95 (overhead electric line construction) standards.
Contract Opportunity Description:
Pole Loading Assessment is one of the programs outlined in PG&E’s Wildfire Mitigation Plan (WMP) submitted to the CPUC. It is a 10-year program starting in 2020. Initial focus is on T2/T3 poles located in CAL FIRE high fire threat districts (HFTD) and pole replacement as part of the PG&E system hardening program.
PG&E is leveraging LIDAR, Hi-Resolution Imagery, Satellite Imagery, and other Ground Truth Data to correct pole positions, adjust span lengths and angles. This data is then applied to the Pole Models algorithmic generation to provide an updated Pole Calculation representing the ‘in the field’ version of the pole, without conducting a ‘field visit’, to establish a so-called ‘Desktop Verification’. Be aware that as more data becomes available, or newer technology provides additional data, the program will evolve as technology changes.
Suppliers interested in participating in the RFI must meet the following minimum criteria:
• Capability to complete at least 250,000 electric utility distribution pole models per year
• Understand and comply with all pole loading engineering standards (California General Order 95)
• Ability to support required quality assurance
• In-depth pole loading software experience
• Capacity to adapt to future utility loading demands
Supply Chain Responsibility Requirements:
The selected supplier is encouraged to align with PG&E’s Supply Chain Responsibility policies and procedures. The supplier will be asked to provide a detailed description of their internal, specific supply chain responsibility program and practices related to supplier diversity, environmental sustainability and ethical business practices.
Suppliers, as well as their employees, subcontractors and sub-suppliers, must adhere to the principles and standards outlined in our Supplier Code of Conduct as they provide goods and services to PG&E. Review Code and understand its obligations here:
How to Respond:
Suppliers interested in participating in this Contract Opportunity must:
• Express interest by email to Jocelyn Quintana (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than August 14, 2020.
• PG&E will issue an RFI through PowerAdvocate for suppliers to formally respond to the bid. Reply to the invite email from PowerAdvocate once received.
• RFI response due date is August 25, 2020.
If Additional Questions, Contact:
Jocelyn Quintana, Sourcing Category Lead-Principal, email@example.com.