Formal Solicitation issued for Temporary Abandonment Decommissioning Services – Virtual Pre-Solicitation Conference Scheduled

Formal Solicitation issued for Temporary Abandonment Decommissioning Services – Virtual Pre-Solicitation Conference Scheduled

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has issued Formal Solicitation 140E0122R0003, Temporary Abandonment Decommissioning Services in the Outer Continental Shelf.  The Request for Proposal (RFP) details are only available on the website.  The RFP may be accessed by searching the website using the Solicitation Number ”140E0122R0003” or by following this link:  Formal Solicitation 140E0122R0003  

A Virtual Pre-Solicitation Conference will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at 9:00am Central/10:00 am Eastern Time.    

 Join the Teams Live event here:  Virtual Pre-Solicitation Conference   


  1. Firms interested in submitting proposals for this project must be registered in prior to the proposal due date.
  2. Information pertaining to this project will be uploaded to the website only.  Register to receive notifications for any future posting.
  3. Solicitation Offers Due: April 14, 2022. 

In Case You Missed It: Offshore Decommissioning RFP – Comments Requested

On February 2, 2022, BSEE orphaned infrastructure specialists and subject matter experts in bidding and contracting with the federal government hosted a Virtual Industry Day Workshop to discuss and provide information in anticipation of issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for future decommissioning of orphaned wells and infrastructure located on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf.

To watch the live event, click here: Offshore Decommissioning RFP Industry Day Live Event

To view the presentation, click here: Offshore Decommissioning RFP Industry Day Presentation

The BSEE endeavor is aligned with the DOI commitment to address the problematic existence of orphaned wells. BSEE is charged with promoting safety, protecting the environment, and conserving resources offshore through regulatory oversight and enforcement and it is through that commitment that the decommissioning program is presented. The effort is dual focused, eliminating orphaned assets and providing opportunity to small and disadvantaged businesses. As part of the RFP, small and disadvantaged businesses are encouraged to take part in the program and assistance is available.

The nearly 90-minute presentation available at the link below provides insights and details of the RFP and government contracting. All interested parties are encouraged to pose questions, provide comments, and offer feedback on the RFP. A team of specialists and subject matter experts are standing by to answer your questions and queries. Please submit any questions, comment, or feedback using the following email address:

Information has been published on the System for Award Management (SAM) website at Prospective offerors are encouraged to register or update their registration in in preparation for proposal submissions and viewing of additional bidding opportunities.

To access the draft RFP, use the link below

A Pre-Solicitation Notice has been posted for the forthcoming formal RFP:


Temporary Abandonment Decommissioning Services on The U.S. Outer Continental Shelf

Other helpful links discussed in the presentation:

Federal Service Desk:
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR):
DOI Forecast of Contracting Opportunities:
GSA Schedule:
Open market opportunities:
Decommissioning Orphaned Wells on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf