Dominion South Pipeline Co., LP
Original Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 12/16/2005, Docket: CP05- 77-001, Status: Effective
Original Sheet No. 1075 Original Sheet No. 1075 : Effective
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
ALLOCATION OF AVAILABLE FIRM CAPACITY
26. ALLOCATION OF AVAILABLE FIRM CAPACITY
26.1 This Section 26 sets forth procedures for allocating existing firm capacity that becomes
available on Pipeline's system. It shall not apply to capacity that is: (a) offered
through the capacity release program of GT&C Section 15; or (b) subject to a ROFR under
GT&C Section 25; or (c) reserved for future expansion projects, as defined in GT&C
26.2 Posting of Available Firm Capacity
A. Pipeline shall undertake to post known available capacity on the Website no less than
30 days prior to the date that it is to become available. Capacity that will be
available for less than five months shall be posted for no less than one Business
Day. All other capacity shall be posted for no less than five Business Days.
B. The posting shall include the following information, as applicable: (1) Points of
Receipt and Delivery, (2) total quantities subject to bid, (3) the date when the
capacity will become available or service will commence, (4) the Recourse Rate
applicable to the service offered, (5) the applicable rate schedule, (6) the posting
period, including any deadline for bids, (7) any limitations on availability of
service, (8) whether the capacity is subject to any reserve rate or formula, (9) the
criteria by which Pipeline will evaluate bids, (10) whether Pipeline will entertain
contingent bids, and (11) any other conditions applicable to the capacity offered.
26.3 Bidding Procedures
A. Eligible Bidders
1. Any party desiring to submit a bid under this Section must first pre-qualify by
demonstrating that it meets the creditworthiness standards of GT&C Section 6 for
the value of its bid.
2. Upon successful pre-qualification, the bidder shall be placed on Pipeline's
approved bidder list, and shall be eligible to bid for capacity. An approved
bidder shall remain on Pipeline's approved bidder list until such bidder: (1)
notifies Pipeline to the contrary; (2) in Pipeline's judgment no longer meets the
credit qualifications of GT&C Section 6; or (3) is suspended for failure to pay
part or all of the amount of any bill for service from Pipeline.
B. All bids must be submitted by facsimile, using the Form of Bid posted on Pipeline's
Website, or by requesting firm service in accordance with GT&C Section 11. A
service request under Section 11 that remains in the queue, and that includes
authorization under GT&C Section 11, shall be considered by Pipeline to be a timely
and valid bid under this Section 26.
C. All bids must state the reservation charge or other form of revenue that will be
guaranteed over the term of the Service Agreement. Unless otherwise specifically
provided in the bid posting, the bidder shall pay all applicable usage charges,
surcharges, and any other applicable charges and penalties, as adjusted from time to
time, in addition to the bid price.
D. Withdrawals of Offers or Bids. Bids for capacity are legally binding on the bidder
until written notice of withdrawal is received by Pipeline; provided, however, bids
cannot be withdrawn after the close of the bid period, and, provided further, a
bidder may not withdraw a bid and resubmit a bid with a lesser value.