[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 186 (Tuesday, September 25, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 58984]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23562]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Bonneville Power Administration


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

AGENCY: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), DOE.

ACTION: Notice of document availability.

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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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Head of Contracting Activity (503) 
230-5498.

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 for offerors on particular 
purchases or financial assistance transactions.

    Issued in Portland, Oregon, on September 17, 2012.
Damian J. Kelly,
Manager, Purchasing/Property Governance.
[FR Doc. 2012-23562 Filed 9-24-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6450-01-P