U.S. Corps seeks engineering, design services including hydro

The Corps of Engineers’ Portland District seeks proposals for multi-disciplined engineering and design services that could involve hydroelectric projects. Proposals are due Nov. 27.

The Corps said it plans to award an indefinite delivery-type architect-engineer contract for a base period of three years not to exceed $7.5 million. The contract also will contain the option of two additional one-year periods, at $2.5 million each, the government said. The estimated start date for the work is April 2008.

Services could include mechanical and electrical engineering and design services for replacing, refurbishing, or upgrading hydroelectric powerhouse and pumping plant systems, equipment, and appurtenances.

The contractor must be able to estimate hydropower project energy output and dependable capacity for determining power benefits and performing hydropower economic analysis for various types of power projects, the Corps said. Those projects include new conventional and pumped-storage projects, hydroelectric and pumping plant expansions, and rehabilitation of hydroelectric and pumping plant projects.

Additionally, the contractor must be able to perform hydroelectric and pumping plant electrical, mechanical, structural, and civil investigations for equipment and facility assessments, initial feasibility cost appraisals, final engineering cost appraisals, and reconnaissance, fault, and relay coordination studies.

To be eligible, a firm must register in the Department of Defense Central Contractor Register through the CCR Internet site at www.ccr.gov.

Copies of the solicitation, No. W9127N-08-R-0002, can be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities’ Internet site, www.fbo.gov; enter the solicitation number, without hyphens, in the Quick Search box.

Proposals are due Nov. 27 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Portland District, Contracting Division (CENWP-CT-C), 333 S.W. First Ave., Portland, OR 97208-3495. For information, contact Kathleen Seitz, (1) 503-808-4628; E-mail: kathleen.d.seitz@usace.army.mil.

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