Request for Proposals for Utility Taxation Expert due 2/9/18

29 January 2018

Vermont Department of Public Service Request for Proposals: Utility Taxation Expert

The Vermont Department of Public Service (Department), which represents the public interest in utility cases before the Vermont Public Utility Commission (Commission), is soliciting proposals from qualified experts in taxation of investor-owned, regulated utilities to review and make recommendations on a tariff and rate adjustment filing anticipated to be filed by Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. (Vermont Gas) with the Commission in February, 2018.  The work primarily involves the provision of expert witness services to provide a review and independent assessment of tax issues related to Vermont Gas’s proposed cost of service, with a focus on recent amendments to federal income tax laws and the federal tax treatment of a Vermont utility with an ultimate parent that is a foreign corporation.

The work is anticipated to take place primarily from February through October 2018.  The contract period will begin when a contract is executed and end one year from that date. 

Proposals are due by 4:30 p.m., Friday, February 9, 2018, with the goal of finalizing a contract during February, 2018.  The selected respondent should be available to start immediately thereafter.  A signed original, one (1) hard copy, and one (1) electronic copy of the proposal must be delivered to the Department.  Proposals and questions should be addressed to:

Daniel Burke, Special Counsel
Vermont Department of Public Service
112 State Street
Montpelier, VT  05620-2601
(802) 828-2325
dan.burke@vermont.gov