Utility seeks engineering for 1,038-MW Wanapum generator upgrade

Grant County Public Utility District seeks proposals for professional engineering services for a generator upgrade program at 1,038-MW Wanapum Dam. Proposals are due Feb. 5.

Wanapum, part of the 1,893-MW Priest Rapids hydroelectric project (No. 2114), has been in full commercial operation since 1965. (HNN 12/8/06) It sits on the Columbia River upstream of the Priest Rapids hydroelectric development.

The solicitation calls for: general engineering support during contract preparation, bid evaluation, mechanical generator design, electrical generator design, manufacturing, installation, and start up. Other tasks are expected to include condition assessment and rehabilitation of balance of plant and other supporting equipment associated with a major upgrade of generating equipment.

The contractor also can expect to: assist with contract development, bidder pre-qualification, and bid evaluation for major equipment suppliers; provide an independent review of procedures, drawings, and other documents associated with the upgrade; review and develop equipment inspection procedures during manufacture; inspect equipment being manufactured at vendor factories; and provide other engineering consulting services on an as-needed basis.

Bid documents for solicitation No. 330-2531 are on a district Internet site, http://grantpud.ebidsystems.com. Registration in the electronic vendor system is required to obtain documents.

Five copies of proposals must be submitted by 2:30 p.m. Feb. 5 to: Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County, Attention: Rebecca Henricks, Contract Officer, 15655 Wanapum Village Lane, S.W., Beverly, WA 99321. For questions on technical aspects of the solicitation, contact Jerry Fisher, (1) 509-754-5088, ext. 2503; E-mail: jfisher@gcpud.org. For other questions, contact Henricks: (1) 509-754-6750; E-mail: rhenric@gcpud.org.

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