Bid date set for stilling basin, outlet repairs at U.S. Cedar Bluff Dam

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids for stilling basin repairs at Cedar Bluff Dam on the Smokey Hill River in Kansas. Bids are due March 22.

Reclamation previously expected to take bids March 11. Cedar Bluff is part of the Cedar Bluff Unit of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. The rolled earthfill structure provides water supply to the city of Russell, Kan., and for a fish hatchery.

Work at the 134-foot-tall, 12,560-foot-long structure involves repairing existing reinforced concrete inlet works, including removal of water, placing cast-in-place reinforced concrete to repair the river outlet works stilling basin, and removing deteriorated concrete using a hydro-demolition method.

A total set-aside for small business, the work is expected to cost between $100,000 and $250,000.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering Solicitation No. R11PS60001 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. A site visit is tentatively scheduled March 9.

Bids are due March 22. For information, contact Vaschelle LaForge, Contracting Officer, Bureau of Reclamation-GP-5000, 316 N. 26th St., Billings, MT 59101; (1) 406-247-7812; E-mail:

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