August 22, 2023
Request for proposals electronically issued
August 28, 2023
Firms give notice of intent to respond to RFP
September 1, 2023
Virtual meeting of prospective firms to ask questions on the RFP
September 8, 2023
Deadline for ACES to receive proposals
September 22, 2023
ACES selects and notifies firm
October 2, 2023
ACES provides audit materials to firm
November 27-30, 2023
Firm conducts NERC Mock Audit at ACES in Carmel, IN
Individual Vendor Meetings will not be utilized.
Not applicable since Individual Vendor Meetings will not be utilized.
At this time, the intention is to use the RSAWS only.
It will not be for individual plants; the GOP function is holistically within the ACES’ compliance program so any info/evidence that we would need from the generating facilities ACES will gather that evidence and provide within the evidence packet.
Yes, ACES would modify the date to be before the Mock Audit.
Yes, ACES will provide representative evidence to make sure that we cover all of those that are applicable to the different ACES clients. For instance, anything with BALTRE will be associated just with the Golden Spread assets.
RSAW-making sure all the evidence is there. For Mock Audit-looking for how well ACES is prepared at presenting the information. Right now, we are requesting the report from the bidder to be in draft form, we may ask for a final.
It is included and co-located in the Carmel, IN office.
Not at this time.
ACES intends to provide evidence for the bidder to review offsite in preparation for the onsite.
No, just the RSAWS.
For Buckeye there is Cardinal and Mone (5 total units). For GSEC, there is Elk, Golden Spread Panhandle Wind Ranch, and Mustang (13 total units).
Yes, we would like to know the initial observations from the offsite evidence review and on-site interviews.