Northwest Pipeline Corporation G P
Fourth Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 02/20/2009, Docket: RP09-227-000, Status: Effective
First Revised Sheet No. 263 First Revised Sheet No. 263
Superseding: Original Sheet No. 263
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
22.5 CAPACITY RELEASE AWARD PROCESS FOR BIDDABLE TRANSACTIONS (Continued)
capacity based on the economic value of each bid for each receipt
and delivery point combination, from highest economic value to
lowest economic value, with the process of awarding capacity to
Bidders continuing until all of the capacity has been awarded or
until all valid bids have been accepted. Transporter shall break
ties and determine the winning bid(s) in those situations by
holding a lottery using a computerized random number generator
unless the releasing Shipper specifies another non-discriminatory
method for determining the winning bid.
A Releasing Shipper may specify and post to Transporter's
Designated Site an objectively stated, nondiscriminatory standard
for Transporter to use in determining the best bid(s), including
the criteria to be used by Transporter in evaluating volumetric
bid(s) and, subject to Section 22.2(j), repackaged bids. If
Releasing Shipper provides insufficient criteria for Transporter
to use in evaluating volumetric rate bid(s), Transporter will
evaluate volumetric bids based on the rate which is bid, or, in
the case of services for which multiple bids are required, the sum
of such bids.
(b) At Releasing Shipper's request using reasonable, objective
criteria for repackaging, Transporter may repackage bids for the
same release to maximize the economic value of the released
capacity i.e., discrete bids for portions or segments of the
released capacity may be repackaged for evaluation; provided,
however that Transporter shall be under no obligation to repackage
bids if Transporter determines that such repackaging is not
administratively or operationally feasible.
22.6 CAPACITY RELEASE CREDIT REQUIREMENTS.
(a) A Replacement Shipper or Prearranged Replacement Shipper
must comply with Section 5.9 of the General Terms and Conditions
of this tariff. Such Shipper must submit a request for pre-
qualification for credit as a Shipper to Transporter in order to
submit a bid for capacity release service.