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Reject Bids (if applicable)

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 reject bids regardless of the amount offered.

  • If the BLM rejects a bid, the BLM will notify the bidder in writing and the notice will include the reason(s) for the rejection and identify refunds to which the bidder is entitled.
  • If the BLM rejects a bid, the bidder may appeal that decision.

The BLM may offer the lease to the next highest qualified bidder if the successful bidder does not execute the lease or is for any reason disqualified from holding the lease.

If the BLM is unable to determine the successful bidder, the BLM may re-offer the lands competitively. Also, if lands offered receive no bids, the BLM may:

  • Re-offer the lands through the competitive process described at 43 CFR 2809.13; or
  • Make the lands available through the non-competitive application process found in 43 CFR 2803, 2804, and 2805, if the BLM determines that doing so is in the public interest.