Posted Oct. 29, 2009, at 8:09 p.m.

STATE OF MAINE REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS The Maine Department of Conservation, Maine Forest Service is requesting applications for biomass heat and/or energy installations in Maine communities including schools, hospitals, state, county, local and tribal governments. The funding for this program will be provided through the USDA Forest Service, State & Private Forestry Division, American Reinvestment & Recovery Act’s Wood-to-Energy Biomass program. This is an opportunity for public institutions to obtain support for wood-to-energy installations that are shovel-ready. This opportunity consists of two alternatives, one for “Custom Projects” and another for “Standard” projects. For a copy of the detailed RFA, contact: Jennifer Wright, Maine Department of Conservation, Maine Forest Service, 22 State House Station, 18 Elkins Lane, Augusta, ME 04333, or by email at: jennifer.wright@maine.gov. The RFA is also available online at: www.maine.gov/doc/mfs/arra/ The deadline for the submission of applications is 2pm January 5, 2010. Six (6) sealed hard copies of the proposal, plus one electronic copy in Microsoft Word format, must be clearly marked “Maine DOC RFA# 200910535 Request for Applications for Wood-to-Energy Projects Funded Under the Recovery Act of 2009,” and delivered to the Division of Purchases, Burton M. Cross State Office Building, 4th Floor, 111 Sewall Street, 9 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0009 no later than 2:00 p.m. local time on January 5, 2009. Please note that only proposals actually received at the 4th Floor of the Burton M. Cross State Office Building at or prior to the stated time will be considered; bidders submitting proposals by mail are responsible for allowing adequate time for delivery. Proposals received after the 2:00 p.m. deadline will be rejected without exception. BIDS RECEIVED AFTER THE ABOVE DATE AND TIME SET HEREIN WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. October 30, 31, November 2, 2009 <>

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