U.S. to seek unit rewinds at 494.3-MW Big Bend

The Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids to rewind two generators at 494.3-MW Big Bend powerhouse, on the Missouri River near Fort Thompson, S.D. A pre-solicitation notice anticipates a deadline for proposals of Dec. 5.

Work will include restacking and rewinding the Unit 6 generator, with options for similar work on Unit 4. The contractor is to design, manufacture, install, test, and commission new stator coils and core laminations. The Corps estimates the work will cost from $5 million to $7.5 million.

The winning contractor must begin work within 10 days after notice to proceed, and must complete the work in 720 calendar days.

When available, solicitation documents will be posted on the Federal Technical Data Solutions (FedTeDS) Internet site, www.fedteds.gov. To obtain the documents, find solicitation announcement No. W9128F-07-R-0003 on the FedBizOpps Internet site, www.fbo.gov; open the announcement and click on the link to the solicitation on FedTeDs and log in. First-time users must register at www.fedteds.gov and in the Central Contractor Registration database, www.ccr.gov.

Unit 6 will be available for inspection Nov. 14-15. Contractors interested in inspecting the site of the proposed work should contact Trevor McDonald, (1) 605-245-2331 ext. 3002. For information, contact Stephanie Rostermundt, Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, 106 S. 15th St., Omaha, NE 68102-1618; (1) 402-221-4134; E-mail: stephanie.a.rostermundt@usace.army.mil.

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