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BLM Selects the Successful Bidder

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 bidder with the highest total bid, prior to any variable offset, is the successful bidder and will be offered a right-of-way (ROW) lease. Successful bidders must:

  • By close of business hours on the day of the offer, pay the minimum bid (administrative costs and amount determined by authorized officer) plus 20% of the bonus bid (before offsets are applied);
  • Within 15 calendar days after the offer, pay the balance of the bonus bid to the BLM office conducting the offer; and
  • Within 15 calendar days after the offer, pay the acreage rent for the first full year of the lease (as per 43 CFR 2806.54(a)).