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    Table of Contents

    NOTICE TO BIDDERS ......................................................................................................................................................................... 5 1.0 INFORMATION FOR BIDDERS..................................................................................................................................................... 6

    1.1 PURPOSE AND INTENT .......................................................................................................................................................... 6 1.2 BACKGROUND......................................................................................................................................................................... 6

    1.2.1 NJCESP PARTICIPANT / INTERESTED PARTIES ......................................................................................................... 7 1.3 KEY EVENTS ............................................................................................................................................................................ 7

    1.3.1 ELECTRONIC QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD ....................................................................................................... 7 1.3.2 SUBMISSION OF BID PROPOSAL.................................................................................................................................. 8

    1.4 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION................................................................................................................................................... 8 1.4.1 ADDENDA: REVISIONS TO THIS RFP............................................................................................................................ 8 1.4.2 BIDDER RESPONSIBILITY .............................................................................................................................................. 8 1.4.3 COST LIABILITY............................................................................................................................................................... 9 1.4.4 CONTENTS OF BID PROPOSAL..................................................................................................................................... 9 1.4.5 BID OPENING................................................................................................................................................................... 9 1.4.6 PRICE ALTERATION........................................................................................................................................................ 9 1.4.7 JOINT VENTURE.............................................................................................................................................................. 9

    2.0 DEFINITIONS ............................................................................................................................................................................... 10 2.1 GENERAL DEFINITIONS........................................................................................................................................................ 10 2.2 CONTRACT SPECIFIC DEFINITIONS ................................................................................................................................... 12

    3.0 SCOPE OF WORK....................................................................................................................................................................... 44 3.1 ADVISING AND ASSISTING THE STATE IN CONSOLIDATION ACTIVITIES...................................................................... 44 3.2 GENERAL SERVICES ............................................................................................................................................................ 44 3.3 FIRM AND INTERUPTIBLE NATURAL GAS CONSULTING SERVICES .............................................................................. 45

    3.3.1 ADVISING THE STATE ON NATURAL GAS MARKET CONDITIONS.......................................................................... 45 3.3.2 ADVISING THE STATE ON NATURAL GAS DEMAND LOAD MANAGEMENT ........................................................... 45 3.3.3 ADVISING THE STATE ON PROCUREMENT STRATEGIES FOR NATURAL GAS SUPPLIES ................................. 46 3.3.4 COMPILING (SUPPLIER) NATURAL GAS LOAD DATA FROM NJCESP ACCOUNTS ............................................... 46

    3.4 ELECTRICITY CONSULTING SERVICES ............................................................................................................................. 47 3.4.1 ADVISING THE STATE ON ELECTRONIC MARKET CONDITIONS ............................................................................ 47 3.4.2 ADVISING THE STATE ON ELECTRICITY DEMAND-SIDE MANAGEMENT............................................................... 48 3.4.3 ADVISING THE STATE ON PROCUREMENT STRATEGIES FOR ELECTRICITY SUPPLIES ................................... 48 3.4.4 ADVISING ON RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY SOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS................................ 49 3.4.5 COMPILING (SUPPLIER) ELECTRICITY LOAD DATA FROM NJCESP ACCOUNTS ................................................. 50

    3.5 CONTRACT SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT .......................................................................................................................... 50 3.6 GENERAL CONTACT OPERATION....................................................................................................................................... 51 3.7 CONTRACTOR’S PROXIMITY TO TRENTON....................................................................................................................... 51

    4.0 BID PROPOSAL PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION............................................................................................................... 52 4.1 GENERAL ............................................................................................................................................................................... 52 4.2 BID PROPOSAL DELIVERY AND IDENTIFICATION............................................................................................................. 52 4.3 NUMBER OF BID PROPOSAL COPIES................................................................................................................................. 52 4.4 BID PROPOSAL CONTENT ................................................................................................................................................... 52

    4.4.1 FORMS THAT MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH BID PROPOSAL .................................................................................... 52 4.4.1.1 SIGNATORY PAGE................................................................................................................................................ 52 4.4.1.2 OWNERSHIP DISCLOSURE FORM...................................................................................................................... 52 4.4.1.3 DISCLOSURE OF INVESTIGATIONS/ACTIONS INVOLVING BIDDER ............................................................... 53 4.4.1.4 NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUBCONTRACT FORM................................................................................................. 53 4.4.1.5 SUBCONTRACTOR UTILIZATION FORM............................................................................................................. 53

    4.4.2 PROOF OF REGISTRATIONS THAT MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE BID PROPOSAL........................................ 53 4.4.2.1 BUSINESS REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE FROM THE DIVISION OF REVENUE ............................................ 53 4.4.2.2 SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE CONTRACTS...................................................................................................... 53

    4.4.3 FORMS THAT MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE CONTRACT AWARD AND SHOULD BE SUBMITTED WITH THE BID PROPOSAL....................................................................................................................................................................... 53

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    4.4.3.1 MACBRIDE PRINCIPLES CERTIFICATIO