Request For Proposal

Pipeline Safety Outside Counsel RFP-2012-7

On Dec. 22, 2011, Governor Corbett signed the Gas and Hazardous Liquids Pipelines Act (Pipeline Act), Act 127 of 2011, to give the Commission jurisdiction to enforce Federal pipeline safety laws as they relate to non-public utility gas and hazardous liquids pipeline equipment and facilities within Pennsylvania. 

The Commission is seeking to retain outside legal counsel with expertise in State and Federal natural gas and hazardous liquid pipeline safety laws, including natural gas pipeline classification and jurisdictional issues. The selected contractor will be asked to provide legal advice regarding these areas, and training for Commissioners and staff in these areas, as needed. The Contractor will work primarily with Commission staff from Law Bureau regarding pipeline law. The Contractor will also work with Commissioner staff to provide analysis and advice in these areas. 

Please address all questions to the Issuing Officer Robert Gramola, Director of Administration, at rgramola@pa.gov

Request for Proposal 

The deadline to submit Questions via email to the Issuing Officer Robert Gramola at rgramola@pa.gov is Monday May 21, 2012. 

A Non-mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference will take place on Wednesday May 23, 2012 at 1:30 P.M. in Hearing Room 2, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North St., Harrisburg PA 17120. The Issuing Officer will take questions. 

Answers to all Potential Proposer questions posted to the Commission website on Wednesday May 30, 2012. 

Proposals are due Wednesday June 13, 2012 by 3 PM.

Gas Safety Inspection Management System RFP-2012-6

This Request for Proposal (RFP) provides interested contractors with sufficient information to enable them to prepare and submit proposals for consideration by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to develop a new field mobility program that functions as an inspection management and incident reporting system for the Inspection Division’s Gas Safety team. The system must incorporate approximately 45 standardized forms, which will be available for data entry by Gas Safety Inspectors. 

Questions regarding this RFP were due via email to the Issuing Officer Kasha Schreffler at kashschref@pa.gov by Monday, April 23, 2012. 

Request for Proposal

Operator Statistics - Report Example

State Inspection Activity - Report Example

A non-mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference was held on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 1:30 PM in Hearing Room 5, Commonwealth Keystone Building. Attendance Sheet 

Questions & Answers 

Sealed proposal must be received by the Issuing Office on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 by 3 PM. 

Please monitor this webpage for any updates or addenda to this RFP.

Pennsylvania Universal Service Fund Administrator RFP-2012-5

This Request for proposals (RFP) provides interested contractors with sufficient information to enable them to prepare and submit proposals for consideration by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to administer the Pennsylvania Universal Service Fund from July 1, 2012 through and including June 30, 2016 pursuant to our regulations at 52 Pa. Code §§ 63.161 – 63.171. 

Questions regarding this RFP are due via email to the Issuing Officer Janet Tuzinski at jtuzinski@pa.gov by Monday, April 9, 2012. 


A non-mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference was held on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. in Hearing Room 4, Commonwealth Keystone Building. The Issuing Officer took questions. Attendance Sheet 

Questions & Answers 

Sealed proposal must be received by the Issuing Office at Tuesday May 1, 2012 at 3 PM. 

Please monitor this webpage for any updates or addenda to this RFP.

Captioned Telephone Voice-Carry-Over Relay Service (CTRS) RFP-2012-2

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is intended to provide interested persons with sufficient information to enable them, as prospective contractors, to prepare and submit proposals for consideration by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (Commission or PUC) for captioned telephone voice-carry-over relay service (CTRS). CTRS users receive both the voice to listen to the phone conversation and word for word captions of what is said to them. CTRS combines the spoken word with the printed word visible on the telephone set during a telephone conversation. It also includes voice mail, E-911, and other customary telephone services. 

The deadline to submit questions via email to the Issuing Officer Janet Tuzinski at jtuzinski@pa.gov is Friday, April 6, 2012. 


A non-mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference was held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 1:30 PM in Hearing Room 2, Commonwealth Keystone Building. The Issuing Officer took questions.  Attendance Sheet

Answers to all Potential Proposal questions will be posted to the Commission website no later than Tuesday, April 17, 2012. 

Questions & Answers--Revised 4/18/2012

Proposals must be received by the Issuing Officer by Monday, April 30, 2012 before 3 PM. 

Please monitor this webpage for amendments or other information regarding the RFP.

Local Zoning Outside Counsel RFP-2012-4

On Feb. 14, 2012, Governor Corbett signed House Bill 1950 into law as Act 13 of 2012, otherwise known as the Unconventional Gas Well Impact Fee Act (Act 13 or Act), which amends Title 58 (Oil and Gas) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for an impact fee, Oil and Gas Act amendments and standards for local ordinances. The Act allows counties to pass ordinances to impose an impact fee on unconventional gas well producers and alternatively allows municipalities to adopt resolutions compelling the imposition of fees related to these wells.

The Act specifically requires the Commission to administer the collection and disbursement of the impact fee. Also, if requested by a municipality, the Commission is required by Section 3305(a) of the Act to review a proposed local ordinance and issue an advisory opinion on whether the ordinance violates either the Municipalities Planning Code or Act 13. In addition, the Commission is required by Section 3305(b) of the Act to issue an order when a request for review is filed by an owner or operator of an oil or gas operation or a person residing within the geographic boundaries of a local government who is aggrieved by the enactment or enforcement of a local ordinance.

The Commission is seeking to retain outside legal counsel with expertise in Pennsylvania local zoning and the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code. The selected firm will be asked to provide legal advice regarding these areas, and training for Commissioners and staff in these areas, as needed. The Contractor will work primarily with Commission staff from the Law Bureau in the analysis of local zoning ordinances, as part of the process of the Commission rendering opinion letters regarding local ordinances pursuant to Act 13, or as part of the Commission rendering a decision regarding a challenge of a local ordinance pursuant to Act 13. The Contractor will also work with Commissioner Staff to provide analysis and advice in these areas.

Request for Proposal

The Pre-proposal Conference was held on March 21, 2012 at 1:30 PM in Hearing Room 2, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North St., Harrisburg PA 17120. Pre-Proposal Questions and Answers

Proposals are due Thursday, April 12, 2012 by 3 PM.

For RFP issues, you may contact the Commission's Issuing Officer for this RFP – Robert C. Gramola, Director of Administration, Bureau of Administrative Services, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, 3rd Floor West, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120, at (717) 783-5375, or by email at rgramola@pa.gov.