Helium-3 Auction in Summer 2014

For the third year, DOE is planning to conduct a Helium-3 (He-3) auction. 4,000 liters of He-3 gas will be available for bids in a process similar to the one conducted late in 2013. DOE's Solicitation for Bids for the purchase of He-3 gas has been posted for viewing and downloading at this website's He-3 auction page on August 1, 2014.

After the Solicitation for Bids is issued, DOE will accept questions submitted to the following email address: He3auction@science.doe.gov, no later than 5:00 P.M., on August 22, 2014.

DOE will post all questions received and their corresponding answers on the NIDC website no later than 5:00 P.M., on August 29, 2014.

On September 19, 2014, all valid bids to purchase He-3 gas must be received by the U.S. Department of Energy no later than 5:00 PM. All valid bids to purchase He-3 gas shall consist of a submittal letter and the attached order form, submitted electronically by email to He3auction@science.doe.gov. A confirmation of receipt will be sent electronically within the next working business day. Bids will not be accepted via U.S. Postal Service mail.