TSP Name: Northwest Pipeline LLC TSP: 67977322
Notice Stat Desc: INITIATE
Notice Type Desc: TSP CAPACITY OFFERING
Post D/T: 10/20/2020 12:12 PM MCT
Notice Eff D/T: 10/20/2020 12:12 PM MCT
Notice End D/T:
Reqrd Rsp Desc: No response required
Notice ID: 20-158
Subject: Soliciting Electronic Bids
TO: ALL SHIPPERS –
FROM: Benjamin Zwirek 832-212-5263
Northwest Pipeline LLC (Northwest)
SUBJECT: SOLICITING COMPETING BIDS
For Discounted Short-Term FIRM
TRANSPORTATION CAPACITY On
NORTHWEST PIPELINE'S SYSTEM
Northwest has posted the following package(s) of available firm TF-1
Large Customer transportation capacity to its Electronic Bulletin
Board (“EBB”) for competitive bid pursuant to the “Available
Capacity” provisions of Northwest’s Tariff.
NOTE: BIDS FOR POSTED CAPACITY WILL BE CONDUCTED ELECTRONICALLY
(AS NOTED IN THE PROCEDURE FOR BIDDING AND AWARDING THE
POSTED CAPACITY) AS AN OPEN BID ON NORTHWEST PIPELINE’S EBB. Please
contact 801 584-7301 or your Marketing Services Representative if
you encounter any problems with your EBB bid(s). Time deadlines are
electronically monitored and implemented.
RECEIPT DELIVERY TOTAL INITIAL PRIMARY PREARRANGED
POINT POINT DTH/D CONTRACT TERM OFFER____
Ignacio Plant Ignacio Delivery 5,000 11/1/2020–11/30/2020 Yes
Min. Acceptable Bid: $0.05 Dth/d
Min. Acceptable Bid Vol: 5,000 Dth/d
Max. Acceptable Bid Vol: 5,000 Dth/d
Bid Open Date: 10/20/2020 3:45 PM (Mountain Time)
Bid Close Date: 10/20/2020 4:45 PM (Mountain Time)
Match Deadline: 10/20/2020 4:55 PM (Mountain Time)
Discount Conditions:The Discount Rate remains applicable no matter which receipt and
delivery locations are used by Shipper or by Replacement Shipper(s).
PROCEDURE FOR BIDDING AND AWARDING
THE POSTED CAPACITY
Northwest will only accept electronic bids (see instructions below) for all of the posted
package(s) of available transportation capacity.
Duplicate bids will be discarded. Maximum rate bids will be accepted for any primary
contract term, subject to available capacity. The posted capacity will be awarded to the
shipper’s bid with the greatest economic value, subject to the pre-arranged shipper’s one-
time right to match the highest bid(s).
The economic value of each bid will be determined on a present value basis. In case
of a tie, each tied shipper will have the right to improve its bid by submitting an
improved bid within 24 hours of the bid close time. Such improved bids shall be
submitted electronically through Northwest Passage.
If a tie still exists, such capacity shall be awarded on a pro-rata basis to the shippers
indicating a willingness to accept a pro-rata share. All bidding and awarding will be
conducted in accordance with General Terms and Conditions Section 25 of Northwest’s Tariff.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CREATING AN ELECTRONIC BID FOR
NORTHWEST’S FIRM CAPACITY
1. Select “CONTRACTS” folder in Northwest Passage.
2. Select “TSP Capacity Offering” folder.
3. Select “Offer List” screen and click “Retrieve”.
4. You can review current bids posted for each offer in the lower portion of
the screen after highlighting the specific offer.
5. Select the offer you are interested in bidding on and right mouse click to create
a bid. The screen will bring up the contract request screens and allow you to review
the conditions of the offer and place your bid. If you would like to create a
bid for this offer, enter the terms of your bid by navigating through the screens and
entering the terms of your offer. You may modify the end date and volume of a maximum
6. Select “VALIDATE”. If an error appears on the screen, the error will need
to be corrected and the data will need to be validated again. Upon successful
validation, you may select “SUBMIT”. Review the contract and select “EXECUTE” to
execute the contract and submit your bid (The timestamp of your bid is based on
when you click the “EXECUTE” button). Note the bid number and select “CLOSE” to exit
To improve or review your bid(s), highlight the offer, right click and reselect the
“Create Bid” option. To withdraw your bid(s), highlight your bid in the lower portion of
the screen, right click and select the “Withdraw” option. If a change to your bid is not
submitted in time, your previous, successfully submitted bid will be used for the award
NOTE: After each selection, always select “RETRIEVE” on screen to get the latest