UPDATE – U.S. seeks governors for Pacific Northwest plants

The Corps of Engineers North Pacific Region seeks proposals to design, manufacture, and deliver replacement digital governors for hydropower plants in the Corps’ Seattle, Portland, and Walla Walla districts. Bids are due Sept. 3.

The Corps operates and maintains 21 hydroelectric powerhouses within the Federal Columbia River Power System, and the Columbia, Snake, and Willamette rivers. It said many of the powerhouses have mechanical governors that require replacement, repair, or refurbishment. (HNN 4/16/08)

Task orders are to be issued on an as-required basis. The total of that work provided under the indefinite quantity contract cannot exceed $9 million, the Corps said.

The region’s powerhouses have several unique families of governors, including: Allis Chalmers mechanical governors; Pelton mechanical governors; Pelton mechanical governors by Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton; Voest-Alpine analog electric governors; Woodward analog electronic governors; and Woodward mechanical governors, the Corps said.

The solicitation is available from the Federal Business Opportunities’ Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering the number W9127N07R0031 in the �Quick Search� box.

Proposals are due Sept. 3 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 333 S.W. First Ave., Portland, OR 97204-3495. For information, contact Amy Kelm in the Portland District: (1) 503-808-4606; E-mail: amy.a.kelm@usace.army.mil.

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