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Research Project: Memorandum of Agreement by and Between US Dept of Agriculture and The General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service, Energy Division

Location: Livestock, Forage and Pasture Management Resaerch

Project Number: 3070-21630-012-018-M
Project Type: Memorandum of Understanding

Start Date: May 19, 2021
End Date: May 18, 2026

Objective:
To establish an agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (the “Agency”) and the General Services Administration (“GSA”), Public Buildings Service (“PBS”), Energy Division, for GSA to purchase electric power supply for the Agency by issuing a contract (the “GSA Contract”) to a third-party supplier (the “Contractor”) at the following location(s): USDA-ARS, Southern Plains Range Research Station, Woodward, OK.

Approach:
GSA conducts reverse auctions to purchase 3rd party natural gas for USDA ARS for less than the local utilities. GSA scheduled the reverse auction for Woodward to be held on October 01, 2021. GSA requires agencies to provide a signed MOA to assure that they will perform the contract the GSA negotiates on their behalf. The energy auction is on October 01, 2021.