WAPA buys a wide variety of supplies, services, equipment and construction work. The DOE's Forecast identifies likely purchases for the upcoming year. However, our requirements may change due to unexpected maintenance activities, advances in technology and evolving program needs. Check FedConnect regularly for new solicitations or register for FEDBizOpps email updates.
Contractors: Western 2009 Construction Standards (4.6 MB pdf), 2013 Construction Standards (3.4 MB pdf) and Construction Standards 2016 (3.74 MB pdf) and Drawings referenced in Construction Specifications and Proposals are now available online. The drawings are split into two PDF files for quick download. Part 1 (9.16 MB pdf) and Part 2 (6.18 MB pdf). Also available are Western's Electrical Equipment Standards (401 KB pdf).
Contractors security requirements: To be eligible to work under a service contract at a WAPA site for a period of 180 consecutive days or more, all contract and subcontract employees must undergo a full background investigation. Use the Background Investigations Standard Operating Procedures (pdf) to complete the process.
Here are some examples of WAPA purchases:
high-voltage electrical substations
wood pole treatment/inspection
microwave & VHF communication systems
grading, drainage, fencing and surfacing
reinforcing and structural steel
Electrical materials and equipment
switchgear and switchboard apparatus
electrical wiring devices
electrical power measuring equipment
current-carrying wiring devices
detection or communication systems
high-voltage power circuit breakers
series capacitor banks
shunt capacitor banks
SCADA and EMS systems
Miscellaneous supplies and services
facility support services
computer maintenance and repair
financial audit services