Requests for Proposal

RFP for Resources to Meet Generation Capacity Needs. 

Public Service Company of New Mexico ("PNM" or the "Company") has issued this Request for Proposal ("RFP") for 456 megawatts ("MW") of resources identified in its 2017-2036 integrated resources plan, with the assumption that the San Juan Generating Station will be retired in 2022. 

This RFP will solicit competitive proposals for the procurement of a combination of capacity resources that can satisfy system reliability needs. The resources called for in the RFP will allow PNM to maintain a minimum level of operating resource that meet North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Western Electric Coordinating Council (WECC) criteria. 

Registration and Proposal Submittals

The RFP will be made available to interested parties on October 30, 2017. PNM will use the Power Advocate platform to manage this RFP. Potential bidders must first register with Power Advocate, accessed by visiting the PNM RFP page at The bid event number is 73211. 

Registered parties are then provided access to pre-bid documents, including a required non-disclosure agreement. Upon execution of the non-disclosure agreement, parties will be provided access to the RFP documents. 


A schedule for the RFP process has been posted within the RFP and respondents can refere to the RFP website for notice of changes/updates to the schedule. Important deadlines include: 

  • Pre-bid Conference at PNM Headquarters, Albuquerque, NM: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 3:00 pm (MST)
  • Notice of Intent to Bid due: Thursday, Novemeber 30, 2017
  • Proposals due: Tuesday, January 30, 2018

In order to preserve transparency in the process and to assure that all respondents receive equal consideration, bidders shall not contact any PNM employees or agents of the company in regard to the RFP. All communications are to be conducted through the RFP website. PNM makes no commitment to respond to other communications received via telephone, FAX, text messaging or other media.