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What WAPA buys

​WAPA buys a wide variety of supplies, services, equipment and construction work. The DOE's Forecast identifies likely purchases for the upcoming year. Check FedConnect   ​regularly for new solicitations or register for beta.sam.gov email updates.

Contractors: WAPA 2009, Construction Standards (4.6 MB pdf), 2013, Construction Standards (3.4 MB pdf), 2016, Construction Standards (3.74 MB pdf), 2016, Construction Standard Drawings – Part 1 (9,887 KB pdf), 2016, Construction Standard Drawings – Part 2 (11,719 KB pdf). Also available are WAPA'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:

Construction work

  • high-voltage electrical substations
  • concrete foundations
  • transmission lines 
  • wood pole treatment/inspection
  • warehouse buildings
  • asphalt/paving
  • microwave & VHF communication systems
  • roads 
  • site development 
  • grading, drainage, fencing and surfacing
  • Construction-related supplies

  • wood poles
  • cement/concrete supplies
  • reinforcing and structural steel
  • building materials
  • culverts
  • Electrical materials and equipment

  • electrical insulators
  • switchgear and switchboard apparatus
  • electrical wiring devices
  • industrial controls
  • electrical power measuring equipment
  • current-carrying wiring devices
  • detection or communication systems
  • high-voltage power circuit breakers
  • transformers
  • surge arrestors
  • series capacitor banks
  • shunt capacitor banks
  • shunt reactors
  • relays
  • fault recorders
  • SCADA and EMS systems
  • metering transformers
  • Miscellaneous supplies and services

  • training services 
  • administrative services
  • facility support services
  • graphics services
  • technical services
  • office supplies
  • computer equipment
  • computer maintenance and repair
  • office furniture
  • financial audit services
  • consulting services
  • software
  • Page Last Updated: 4/7/2020 8:02 AM