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BLM Conducts Competitive Offers

Major milestone BLM-initiated action Bidder/leasee-initiated action Due diligence Assignments Bonding Applicable fees Finalize plan of development Conduct NEPA evaluation (if not conducted prior to leasing) Cost recovery Rental payment Issue ROW lease Reject bids (if applicable) Bidding Variable offsets Notice of competitive offer Call for nominations(if applicable) Select and prepare parcels Initiate Competitive Process BLM ConductsCompetitive Offer BLM Selects Successful Bidder Terms and Conditions for Leases BLM Issues Notice to Proceed Procedures for Issuing Solar Energy ROW Leases Competitively
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The BLM may use any of a variety of competitive processes or procedures to conduct its competitive offer, and any method, including the Internet, to conduct the actual auction or competitive bid procedure.

Possible bid procedures could include, but are not limited to:

  • sealed bidding,
  • oral auctions,
  • modified competitive bidding, and/or
  • electronic bidding.