Notice of Invitation to Negotiate

Bulk Power Supply

The Cities of Bartow, Florida and Wauchula, Florida (Cities) are both retail electricity providers within their respective cities.  The Cities are jointly issuing this Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) to provide approximately 90 MW of capacity and energy.  The Cities intend to compile a portfolio of bulk power resources that is sufficient to satisfy the retail load of the two municipally owned electric utilities.  In addition to seeking competitive prices, the Cities intend to compile a portfolio of supply resources that reduces exposure to natural gas prices and lessens emission of greenhouse gasses. 

Six (6) sealed proposals (an original and five (5) copies) and one electronic copy (on USB drive) shall be submitted to the City no later than 5:00 P.M. on Monday, October 24, 2022.  Each proposal shall be submitted in a sealed envelope prior to the time established for opening of proposals, and the envelope shall be marked with the proposal number (EL-2022-23-01), title of the proposal (“INVITATION TO NEGOTIATE POWER SUPPLY”), name of Respondent, and proposal opening date.

Sealed proposals are to be addressed as follows for either mail or hand delivery: City of Bartow City Manager, Proposal #EL2022-23-01, 450 N. Wilson Avenue, Bartow, Florida.  Proposals submitted by mail must be received by the city by 5:00 p.m., October 24, 2022.

The Invitation to Negotiate may be downloaded from the City of Bartow’s website or by contacting the Purchasing Department at (863) 534-0141.

The Cities reserve the right to: a) Reject any and/or all proposals received in response to this ITN; b) Waive errors or omissions by Respondents in any proposal if corrected to the Cities’ satisfaction; c) Reject any proposals not received on or before the proposal due date and time; d) Reject any proposal if the Respondent fails to extend the validity date as requested by the Cities; e) Not disclose detailed reasons for rejecting a proposal; f) Accept other than the lowest price proposal due to non-price considerations; g) Negotiate arrangements for power supply with one or more Respondents; h) Request clarifications from Respondents at any time; and i) Amend this ITN at any time.