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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: Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research

Project Number: 8062-21000-050-022-M
Project Type: Memorandum of Understanding

Start Date: Aug 16, 2023
End Date: Aug 15, 2026

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, R.W. Holley Center for Agriculture & Health, Ithaca, New York.

GSA conducts reverse auctions to purchase 3rd party electricity and natural gas for USDA ARS for less than the local utilities. GSA scheduled the reverse auction for Ithaca to be held on August 16, 2023. 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 August 16, 2023.