U.S. to seek excitation system replacement for 300-MW New Melones

The Bureau of Reclamation plans to seek bids to replace static excitation systems at the 300-MW New Melones hydropower plant in California. A solicitation notice is expected to be issued Aug. 28, 2009, with a tentative bid due date of Sept. 29.

Earlier this year, BuRec issued a market survey to prospective suppliers to use in preparing the solicitation. (HydroWorld 1/9/09) It estimated the value of the work at $1 million to $5 million.

The agency plans to seek a contractor to remove and dispose of static excitation equipment from two 192-megavolt-ampere generators in New Melones, part of the Central Valley Project on the Stanislaus River. The contractor also would furnish, install, and test new static excitation systems, including transformers, circuit breakers, and digital voltage regulators.

When available, the solicitation may be obtained from the Department of Interior’s electronic acquisition system Internet site, http://ideasec.nbc.gov. Prospective contractors must register in the government’s Central Contractor Registration database, www.ccr.gov.

The pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities’ Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. R09PS20128 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

For information, contact Teena Glasper, Contract Specialist, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way, Room E-1815, Sacramento, CA 95825; (1) 916-978-5211; E-mail: tglasper@mp.usbr.gov.

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