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Availability of the Bonneville Purchasing Instructions (BPI) and Bonneville Financial Assistance Instructions (BFAI)

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AGENCY:

Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), DOE.

ACTION:

Notice of document availability.

SUMMARY:

Copies of the Bonneville Purchasing Instructions (BPI), which contain the policy and establish the procedures that BPA uses in the solicitation, award, and administration of its purchases of goods and services, including construction, are available in printed form or at the following Internet address: http://www.bpa.gov/​corporate/​business/​bpi.

Copies of the Bonneville Financial Assistance Instructions (BFAI), which contain the policy and establish the procedures that BPA uses in the solicitation, award, and administration of financial assistance instruments (principally grants and cooperative agreements), are available in printed form or available at the following Internet address: http://www.bpa.gov/​corporate/​business/​bfai.

ADDRESSES:

Unbound copies of the BPI or BFAI may be obtained by sending a request to the Head of the Contracting Activity, Routing DGP-7, Bonneville Power Administration, P.O. Box 3621, Portland, Oregon 97208-3621.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Head of Contracting Activity (503) 230-5498.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

BPA was established in 1937 as a Federal Power Marketing Agency in the Pacific Northwest. BPA operations are financed from power revenues rather than annual appropriations. BPA's purchasing operations are conducted under 16 U.S.C. 832 et seq. and related statutes. Pursuant to these special authorities, the BPI is promulgated as a statement of purchasing policy and as a body of interpretative regulations governing the conduct of BPA purchasing activities. It is significantly different from the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and reflects BPA's private sector approach to purchasing the goods and services that it requires. BPA's financial assistance operations are conducted under 16 U.S.C. 839 et seq. and 16 U.S.C. 839 et seq. The BFAI express BPA's financial assistance policy. The BFAI also comprise BPA's rules governing implementation of the principles provided in the following Federal Regulations and/or OMB circulars:

2 CFR part 220 Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (CircularA-21);

2 CFR part 225 Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments (Circular A-87);

Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments (Circular A-102);

Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Other Non-Profit Organizations (Circular A-110);

2 CFR part 230 Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations (Circular A-122); and

Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations (Circular A-133).

BPA's solicitations and contracts include notice of applicability and availability of the BPI and the BFAI, as appropriate, for the information of offerors on particular purchases or financial assistance transactions.

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Issued in Portland, Oregon, on September 30, 2011.

Damian J. Kelly,

Manager, Purchasing/Property Governance.

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[FR Doc. 2011-26358 Filed 10-11-11; 8:45 am]

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