U.S. to seek excitation system bids for 300-MW New Melones

The Bureau of Reclamation plans to request bids for static excitation systems for the 300-MW New Melones power plant, part of the Central Valley Project in California.

BuRec said the solicitation would be posted on the Department of Interior’s electronic acquisition system site, http://ideasec.nbc.gov, about July 31. Prospective contractors must register in the government’s Central Contractor Registration database, www.ccr.gov.

The contractor is to remove and dispose of existing static excitation equipment for two 192-megavolt-ampere generators in the power plant, on the Stanislaus River. It also is to furnish and install the new static excitation systems. BuRec estimates the value of the intended procurement to be $500,000 to $1 million.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities’ Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering the solicitation number 08PS200176 in the �Quick Search� box. For information, contact Teena Glasper, Contract Specialist, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, Bureau of Reclamation, E-mail: tglasper@mp.usbr.gov.

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