DOE Preparing for R-5 Phase II

January 11, 2011

Announcing the close of the comment period for Phase II of its windows volume purchase program, the Department of Energy is finalizing plans to move forward and open up participation to more manufacturers and suppliers of R-5 products.  Final specifications and a request for proposals will available on or around January 21 at DOE's Web site for the program.

Responses to the RFP will be due on March 18, 2011, with products from the certified vendors to be listed on the Phase II Web site by late May. Responses to the RFP will be accepted after March 18 and will be evaluated after those responses received on or before March 18 are processed and the Phase II Web site is activated.

Interested parties can download the Phase II draft specifications that were issued for public comment.