Corps seeks firms to maintain, repair California dams

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small businesses capable of performing maintenance and repair of more than a dozen dams in the Corps’ Sacramento District of California. Responses are due Feb. 22.

The Corps’ Sacramento District sought quality assurance contractors in 2010 that could monitor concrete placement at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam on California’s American River.

The agency currently seeks to identify potential bidders for an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract for dam maintenance and repairs, including, but not limited to, repairing bonneted slide gates and dam outlet works owned by the Corps. The cost of the work is estimated at between $1 million and $5 million over a contract with one base year and four option years.

Work is to be performed at more than a dozen dams throughout California, many associated with non-governmental hydropower projects licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

The list includes Lake Isabella Dam, which is site of the 11.95-MW Isabella project (No. 8377). Like a number of dams on the list, Isabella, on the Kern River, is being studied for remedial actions to prevent possible failure during earthquakes.

The project list also includes: Success Lake Dam, site of the 1.4-MW Success project (No. 3038); Lake Kaweah Dam, site of the 17-MW Terminus project (P-3947); Pine Flat Dam, site of the 165-MW Pine Flat project (No. 2741); Hensley Lake (Hidden Dam); Eastman Lake (Buchanan Dam); New Hogan Dam, site of the 2.65-MW New Hogan project (No. 2903); Englebright Dam, site of the 12-MW Narrows project (No. 1403) and a portion of the 395-MW Yuba River project (No. 2246); Martis Creek Dam; Black Butte Dam, site of the 6.2-MW Black Butte project (No. 3190); and the Merced Stream Group (Burns, Bear, Owens, and Mariposa dams).

The Corps seeks to identify small businesses including Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, certified HUBZone Small Businesses, and certified 8(a) Businesses that are qualified to perform the work. Although non-small businesses may respond, the agency wants to determine small business capability.

A sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering Solicitation No. W9123811SS0038 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Responses are due, preferably by e-mail, to the address below by 5 p.m. Pacific time, Feb. 22. For information, contact Monica Walker, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento, 1325 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814; (1) 916-557-5182; E-mail:

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