U.S. to seek turbine-generator parts for 2,078-MW Hoover

The Bureau of Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Region seeks firms capable of repairing, remanufacturing, or purchasing new turbine-generator components of a design suitable for 2,078.8-MW Hoover Dam. Responses are due Sept. 5.

BuRec has not issued a formal solicitation, but simply seeks to identify sources that could do the work at Hoover on the Colorado River in Arizona and Nevada. (HNN 8/3/07)

Types of components include wicket gates, wear plates, engineered fasteners, retaining bolts, break-off screws, high strength coupling studs and nuts, and thrust bearing key bars. Principal features of the work would include providing: weld and coating repair of fatigued, worn, or water damaged turbine-generator parts to precision dimensions and tolerances of Hoover Dam design; fabrication of new replacement parts of Hoover Dam design; reverse-engineering to include three-dimensional digitizing and computer-aided repair or remanufacture of Hoover Dam hardware; and industry standard inspection and testing.

BuRec will review statements of capability to determine the technical, administrative, and management capability of those entities making offers to perform the work. It also plans to use the statements to determine a procurement strategy.

The government plans to award an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity-type contract with one base year and four one-year option periods. Fixed-price task orders could be issued as required to recondition or purchase the components. As multiple contracts could be awarded, BuRec said it anticipates some firms could have experience in all the component types, while others might have experience only in some of the component types.

Statements of capability (No. LC-07-013) are due Sept. 5 to Denise Colwell/LC-3111, Contract Specialist, P.O. Box 61470, Boulder City, NV 89006-1470, or by e-mail to dcolwell@lc.usbr.gov. When it is determined that a formal solicitation will be issued, BuRec said it will post an announcement on the Federal Business Opportunities website at www.fedbizopps.gov.

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