UPDATE – U.S. revises sluice bid plan for 532-MW Bonneville First

The Corps of Engineers’ Portland District has updated its bidding plans for modification of an ice and trash sluiceway at 532-MW Bonneville First Powerhouse to improve downstream fish passage.

The Corps said it plans to issue the invitation to bid Aug. 2. It previously indicated it would issue the solicitation about June 23, with bids due July 30. (HNN 5/27/08)

The Corps seeks a contractor to remove structural, mechanical, and electrical components of a juvenile fish bypass system at the project, on the Columbia River in Oregon. It also is to fabricate and install new sluiceway entrance gates and components, and modify powerhouse concrete. The work is expected to cost $5 million to $10 million.

The Corps said the solicitation would contain instructions for Bidder Inquiry, an Internet-based program that allows bidders to submit questions.

The solicitation is to be issued Aug. 2 in electronic format on the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, the Corps said. It will be obtained by entering No. W9127N07B0013 in the �Quick Search� box. Bidders must register in Central Contractor Registration, www.ccr.gov.

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