UPDATE – U.S. takes bids for rewinds at 494-MW Big Bend

The Corps of Engineers seeks proposals to rewind two generators at 494.3-MW Big Bend powerhouse, on the Missouri River near Fort Thompson, S.D. Bids are due Dec. 8.

Work is to include restacking and rewinding the Unit 6 generator, with options for similar work on Unit 4. (HNN 10/25/06) The contractor is to design, manufacture, install, test, and commission new stator coils and core laminations. The Corps estimates the work will cost from $5 million to $7.5 million.

There are eight generators in the powerhouse, all manufactured by Westinghouse. They began operating in 1952.

The winning contractor must begin work within 10 days after notice to proceed, and must complete the job in 720 days.

Solicitation documents are on the Federal Technical Data Solutions (FedTeDS) Internet site, www.fedteds.gov. To obtain the documents, find solicitation announcement No. W9128F-07-R-0003 on the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov; open the announcement and click on the link to the solicitation on FedTeDs and log in. First-time users must register at www.fedteds.gov and in the Central Contractor Registration database, www.ccr.gov.

Unit 6 will be available for inspection Nov. 14-15. Contractors interested in inspecting the site of the proposed work should contact Trevor McDonald, (1) 605-245-2331 ext. 3002.

For information, contact Stephanie Rostermundt, Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, 106 S. 15th St., Omaha, NE 68102-1618; (1) 402-221-4134; E-mail: stephanie.a.rostermundt@usace.army.mil.

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