UPDATE – Bid date extended for 1,038-MW Wanapum generator work

Grant County Public Utility District is extending the bid due date for professional engineering services for a generator upgrade program at 1,038-MW Wanapum Dam. The new date is Feb. 12.

Proposals previously were due Feb. 5. (HNN 1/16/08)

Wanapum, part of the two-powerhouse 1,893-MW Priest Rapids hydroelectric project (No. 2114) on the Columbia River in Washington, has been operating since 1965.

The solicitation calls for: general engineering support during contract preparation, bid evaluation, mechanical generator design, electrical generator design, manufacturing, installation, and start up. Other tasks are expected to include condition assessment and rehabilitation of balance of plant and other supporting equipment associated with a major upgrade of generating equipment.

The contractor also can expect to: assist with contract development, bidder pre-qualification, and bid evaluation for major equipment suppliers; provide an independent review of procedures, drawings, and other documents associated with the upgrade; review and develop equipment inspection procedures during manufacture; inspect equipment being manufactured at vendor factories; and provide other engineering consulting services on an as-needed basis.

Bid documents for solicitation No. 330-2531 are on the Internet, http://grantpud.ebidsystems.com. Registration in the electronic vendor system is required to obtain documents.

Proposals are due by 2:30 p.m. Feb. 12 to: Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County, Attention: Rebecca Henricks, Contract Officer, 15655 Wanapum Village Lane, S.W., Beverly, WA 99321. For questions on the solicitation’s technical aspects, contact Jerry Fisher, (1) 509-754-5088, ext. 2503; E-mail: jfisher@gcpud.org. For other questions, contact Henricks, (1) 509-754-6750; E-mail: rhenric@gcpud.org.

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