U.S. to seek bids for modification of 4.95-MW Deer Creek Dam

The Bureau of Reclamation announced it plans to solicit bids for another phase of dam modification work at 4.95-MW Deer Creek Dam, part of the government’s Provo River project in Utah.

BuRec began the multi-phase Safety of Dams Modification project in 2003 to modify the 235-foot-tall, 1,300-foot-long zoned earthfill dam and spillway structure to enable it to withstand a large seismic event. (HNN 1/17/07)

The new work will involve modifications to the upper part of the dam, including: excavating and stockpiling dam embankment materials; protecting existing instrumentation; and placing compacted zoned earthfill. Work also will involve modifying the spillway gate structure and spillway radial gates. BuRec estimates the value of the contract will be between $5 million and $10 million.

The agency previously awarded a $1.2 million contract to Moltz Constructors Inc. of Cody, Wyo., to improve the spillway in the second phase of the project. BuRec said it anticipates finishing all dam safety work at the project by 2010.

BuRec issued a pre-solicitation notice, No. 07SI408203, outlining the scope of Phase III work June 15. It said a copy of the solicitation would be available July 2 on the Internet at www.fedbizopps.gov. Prospective vendors must register in the Central Contractor Registration database on the Internet at www.ccr.gov.

A site tour tentatively is planned July 25. Responses are expected to be due Aug. 2 to Bureau of Reclamation, 125 S. State St., Room 6107, Salt Lake City, UT 84138. For information, contact Pat Postell, (1) 801-524-3651; E-mail: ppostell@uc.usbr.gov.

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