U.S. seeks sluiceway changes at 532-MW Bonneville First

The Corps of Engineers’ Portland District says it plans to seek bids to modify an ice and trash sluiceway at 532-MW Bonneville First Powerhouse to improve downstream fish passage.

An invitation to bid is to be issued about June 23, with bids to be due July 30. The work is expected to cost $5 million to $10 million.

Work is to include removal of structural, mechanical, and electrical components of a juvenile fish bypass system for the project, on the Columbia River in Oregon. The contractor is to fabricate and install new sluiceway entrance gates and components, and modify powerhouse concrete to improve fish passage.

The invitation to bid is to be issued in electronic format on the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, the Corps said. It will be obtained by entering solicitation No. W9127N07B0013 in the �Quick Search� box. Firms must register in Central Contractor Registration, www.ccr.gov, to conduct business with the Defense Department.

The Corps said the solicitation will contain instructions for Bidder Inquiry, a web-based program that allows bidders to submit questions about the solicitation.

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