Corps seeks comment on advanced turbine for 603-MW Ice Harbor

The Corps of Engineers has prepared a draft solicitation to elicit industry comment prior to issuing a formal solicitation for an advanced �fish friendly� turbine for the 603-MW Ice Harbor project on the Snake River in Washington.

Comments on the draft are due Jan. 22, 2008. The Corps said no award would result from the draft solicitation.

The Corps previously sought expressions of interest on a proposed design and acquisition program to develop an �environmentally friendly� advanced turbine. (HNN 4/20/06)

The Corps said the project is to employ the latest technologies in turbine design and assessment as a �proof of concept� to support fish friendly or environmental-based designs. The prototype turbine would replace existing Unit 2 at Ice Harbor.

The draft solicitation, No. W912EF-07-R-0004, is on the government’s Federal Technical Data Solutions Internet site, www.fedteds.gov. One can obtain access to it via the Federal Business Opportunities website, www.fbo.gov, by entering the solicitation number, without hyphens, in the Quick Search box and clicking on the link in the notice.

Submit comments by Jan. 22, 2008, to Phyllis Buerstatte, Contract Specialist, 201 N. Third Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362; (1) 509-527-7211; E-mail: phyllis.l.buerstatte@usace.army.mil. The Corps has reserved Jan. 14-18, 2008, for meetings with firms wanting to discuss the draft solicitation with the government acquisition team. Meetings could be conducted by telephone or in person at the Walla Walla District office. Call or e-mail Buerstatte to schedule a meeting.

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