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The City of Bartow selects Fred Wilson & Associates to obtain new wholesale power supply contract

August 26, 2009


Jacksonville, Florida – The City of Bartow is now on the list of municipal electric utility clients under contract with Fred Wilson & Associates for engineering and related professional services. The City immediately entrusted FW&A with the important task of a Power Supply Request for Proposals (RFP) process.

The RFP process will result in a new wholesale power supply contract, to go into effect on January 1, 2011. Recent annual power purchases of the City totaled nearly $27 million, so a competitive proposal process has the potential to produce savings for both the City and their more than 11,000 utility customers.

Services provided by FW&A will include prequalifying potential respondents, preparing an RFP document package, analyzing responses, preparing recommendations, and assisting in contract negotiations. FW&A has committed to conducting a fair process that will result in a contract that is in the best interests of the City.

UPDATE April 5, 2010

Bartow, Florida - FW&A presented results of their analysis of responses to the RFP and recommendations for moving forward. The analysis indicates a new wholesale agreement with the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) will result in a reduction of over 20% from present wholesale costs, and will save nearly $30 million over the next five years as compared to the proposal of the incumbent supplier. The City Commission directed FW&A to proceed with negotiations of a power supply contract with OUC and a new network transmission agreement with Progress Energy Florida (PEF).

Founded in 1962, Fred Wilson & Associates, Inc., provides public and private clients with consulting services in the electrical, civil and structural engineering disciplines. The firm specializes in projects related to transportation infrastructure, civil and electric utility systems and power systems for campuses and large facilities.

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