UPDATE – U.S. to seek bids for generator work at 198-MW Folsom

The Bureau of Reclamation plans to request proposals in August for work on three generators at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam.

BuRec said it expects to issue a solicitation by Aug. 22, several weeks later than originally planned. (HNN 6/30/08)

The agency said it would post the solicitation on the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov. Prospective contractors must register in the government’s Central Contractor Registration database, www.ccr.gov.

The work involves all three turbine-generators at the power plant, on the American River two miles north of the city of Folsom. BuRec estimates the value of the work to be greater than $10 million.

The contractor is to remove and dispose of three sets of armature windings, stator cores, and excitation systems. It is to furnish and install armature windings, stator cores, and digital excitation systems; evaluate generators for mechanical limitations and perform modifications; and remove, refurbish, and reinstall field poles.

The contractor is to remove and reinstall on-line generator performance monitoring system components for replacement of stator cores and windings. It is to furnish spare parts for armature windings, field poles, and excitation systems.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities’ Internet site mentioned above by entering the solicitation number 08SP200134A in the �Quick Search� box. For information, contact Don Neal, Contract Specialist, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, Bureau of Reclamation, E-mail: dneal@mp.usbr.gov.

Other work also is planned for equipment at Folsom power plant, part of the federal Central Valley Project. BuRec took bids in July to supply replacement runners for all three units. (HNN 6/6/08)

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