As required in the Public Service Authority (R113, H4287) Joint Resolution, the South Carolina Department of Administration (Admin) is seeking bid solicitations for consultants and experts to assist with the Santee Cooper project. The Joint Resolution requires the South Carolina Department of Administration (the Department) to deliver to the General Assembly three recommendations, one for each of the following categories: (1) a potential acquirer of Santee Cooper, in whole or in part; (2) a company to potentially manage Santee Cooper as a continuing state-owned utility; and (3) a plan to be proposed by Santee Cooper for reforming and restructuring Santee Cooper as a continuing state-owned utility. These recommendations will consider the best interests of the State, its taxpayers, and the customers of Santee Cooper. To meet the obligations defined in the Joint Resolution, Admin has put forth the following solicitations:

1. Utility policy advice and consulting services — including but not limited to resource planning and procurement, management prudence, finance, revenue requirements, rate design, operational efficiency, utility infrastructure, and market power.

  • To view the solicitation, click here.
  • To view Amendment #1 (6/11/19),click here.
  • To view RFP clarifications (6/11/19), click here.
  • To view Vendor Q&A for the Santee Cooper Project RFP, click here.
  • To view Updated Vendor Q&A for the Santee Cooper Project RFP (6/14/19), click here.
  • To view the Offeror Task Budget Excel spreadsheet, click here.

Offerors must deliver final responses by email, using only Word and unlocked Excel (except that resumes may be in PDF if convenient), to: santeecooper@admin.sc.gov no later than 11:00 am Monday, June 17, 2019.

2. Merger and acquisition and corporate advisory services — including but not limited to corporate acquisition, finance, governance, tax-exempt finance, competitive bidding and contracting, employee policies (including pensions and other benefits), and business management.

  • To view the solicitation, click here.
  • To view Amendment #1 (6/11/19), click here.
  • To view RFP clarifications (6/11/19), click here.
  • To view Vendor Q&A for the Santee Cooper Project RFP, click here.
  • To view Updated Vendor Q&A for the Santee Cooper Project RFP (6/14/19), click here.
  • To view the Offeror Task Budget Excel spreadsheet, click here.

Offerors must deliver final responses by email, using only Word and unlocked Excel (except that resumes may be in PDF if convenient), to: santeecooper@admin.sc.gov no later than 11:00 am Monday, June 17, 2019. Interviews will be held beginning June 19, 2019.

3. Legal services

  • To view the solicitation, click here.
  • To view Amendment #1 (6/11/19), click here.
  • To view RFP clarifications (6/11/19), click here.
  • To view the Appendix to UPA&C and MA&C RFPs, click here.
  • To view the Assessments and Tasks for Santee Cooper Project spreadsheet, click here.

Offerors must deliver final responses by email, using only Word and unlocked Excel (except that resumes may be in PDF if convenient), to: santeecooper@admin.sc.gov no later than 11:00 am Monday, June 17, 2019. Interviews may be required.