TSP Name: Northwest Pipeline LLC TSP: 67977322
Notice Stat Desc: INITIATE
Notice Type Desc: TSP CAPACITY OFFERING
Post D/T: 09/19/2023 10:03 AM MCT
Notice Eff D/T: 09/19/2023 10:03 AM MCT
Notice End D/T:
Reqrd Rsp Desc: No response required
Notice ID: 23-200
Subject: Soliciting Electronic Bids
TO: ALL SHIPPERS
SUBJECT: SOLICITING COMPETING ELECTRONIC BIDS FOR FIRM TF-1 TRANSPORTATION CAPACITY
Northwest has posted the following package 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
NOTE: BIDS FOR POSTED CAPACITY WILL BE CONDUCTED ELECTONRICALLY.
Please call Gil @ 346-228-4168 or Jordan McDonough @ 832-374-9513 if you have
any questions. Time deadlines will be electronically monitored and implemented.
RECEIPT DELIVERY TOTAL INITIAL PRIMARY PREARRANGED
POINT POINT DTH/D CONTRACT TERM OFFER
Stanfield Ignacio Delivery 20,500 11/01/2023 – 03/31/2024 Yes
Min. Acceptable Bid: $.30, plus applicable surcharges
Min. Acceptable Bid Vol: 1 Dth/d
Max. Acceptable Bid Vol: 20,500 Dth/d
Bid Open Date: 09/19/2023 (10:45 pm Mountain Time)
Bid Close Date: 09/20/2023 (10:45 pm Mountain Time)
PA Match Deadline: 09/20/2023 (10:50 pm Mountain Time)
Award Deadline: 09/20/2023 (11:00 pm Mountain Time)
Extension and Segmentation Opportunity
Within three days of being awarded the capacity, the winning
bidder(s) will be given the opportunity to extend the term of
the awarded contract at its existing rates for a minimum of
7 months. Upon extending the contract, the parties agree to
execute the following segmentations, pursuant to Section
25.5(c) of the General Terms and Conditions of Northwest’s
Tariff, for up to the full Contract Demand awarded: Stanfield
Receipt to Western Market Center Delivery up to 20,500; Western
Market Center Receipt to Crossover 16 Delivery up to 20,500;
Overthrust Receipt to Clay Basin Delivery up to 20,500; Clay
Basin Receipt to Chevron Rangely Delivery up to 20,268; and
North Douglas Receipt to Ignacio Delivery up to 20,500.
PROCEDURE FOR BIDDING AND AWARDING THE POSTED CAPACITY
Northwest will only accept electronic bids for the posted
package of available Northwest capacity from credit worthy
shippers. Any duplicate bids will be discarded. Electronic
receipt time stamp will be used to determine timely arrival.
Bids will be accepted for primary contract term, subject to
available capacity. A bidder who withdraws its bid may not
submit another bid with a lower economic value. A bidder may
not submit multiple bids for the same capacity.
Northwest will award bids based on the greatest
economic value on a per dekatherm basis, subject to the prearranged
shipper’s one-time right to match the primary term end date per dekatherm of competitive bid(s).
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.
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 (GT&C) Section 25 of Northwest’s Tariff
Northwest’s acceptance of Shipper’s bid for this firm capacity will constitute a binding offer from Shipper to Northwest for the capacity and
the terms and conditions posted herein.
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. 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
5. 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