NERC CIP Compliance Consulting


The intent of this proposal is for Public Utility District No. 1 of Benton County “the District” to select a vendor to create, review, and/or provide recommendations for any documents, procedures, drawings, and lists as well as to lead/assist in conducting an incident response drill that will meet all requirements of CIP-003 Version 3 (Attachment 2). The intent is to sign a one (1) year contract with the option to extend annually up to two (2) additional years.  The selected vendor will provide expertise, consulting assistance, and recommendations both on site and/or remotely.

The District is a public entity subject to the disclosure requirements of the Washington Public Records Act of RCW 42.56.  All records submitted to the District in this RFP are public records subject to disclosure unless exempt under RCW 42.56. It is the vendor’s (proposer’s) responsibility to understand the requirements of RCW 42.56. The District, as a public entity, must comply with public disclosure laws. As such, the District may be obligated to release information marked as proprietary and confidential, including but not limited to proposals and contract documents, in response to a formal public records request. Specific information and records submitted to the District in response to this RFP that the vendor desires to claim as exempt from disclosure under the provisions of RCW 42.56, or other state or federal law that provides for the nondisclosure of information must be clearly identified and designated as “Exempt Information”. If a public records request is received by the District for any information that is marked as “Exempt Information”, the District will notify the proposer of the request and that the records will be released to the requester on a specific date unless the proposer obtains a court order enjoining the disclosure by the date specified. The District assumes no contractual obligation to support or enforce any claim of exemption by the proposer.

After responses to this RFP are received, the District will evaluate and award the contract to the response that best fits its needs as determined by the selection criteria. The District reserves the right to award all or portions of the work defined in this RFP. The term of the proposed contract is for one year, with the District’s option to extend up to two one-year renewals.

Schedule of Events

RFP Issued November 1, 2016
Pre-proposal Conference Call November 9, 2016 at 2:00pm PST
Proposals Due November 18, 2016 at 3:00pm PST
Planned Contract Award December 13, 2016


RFP Responses & Questions:    

Michelle Ochweri, Manager of Contracts & Purchasing