Utility seeks U.S. licensing consultant for 30.2-MW Cle Elum

Grant County Public Utility District is soliciting proposals for engineering and environmental services to prepare a license application for the 30.2-MW Cle Elum hydro project in Washington. Bids are due June 4.

Grant County PUD said May 4 it seeks engineering, environmental studies, and help preparing a license application. The contractor also would consult with stakeholders, consistent with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requirements.

Work includes preparation of reports, a preliminary application document, and associated license application materials through 2011. The contractor is to prepare a feasibility report, civil design concepts, drawings, and cost estimates.

The new power plant would be constructed at an earthfill dam operated by the Bureau of Reclamation on the Cle Elum River 10 miles northwest of Cle Elum.

FERC granted the district a three-year preliminary permit to study the project (No. 12746) in January. The permit period is scheduled to expire in 2009.

Bid documents for solicitation No. 130-2424 are available at the district’s Ebid Internet site, http://grantpud.ebidsystems.com. Vendors must register in the electronic vendor system.

Proposals are due June 4 to Jay Taylor, Contracting Officer, Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County, 15655 Wanapum Village Lane S.W., Beverly, WA 99321. Direct commercial questions to Taylor at (1) 509-793-1468, E-mail: jtaylor@gcpud.org. Direct questions about technical aspects of the solicitation to Raymond Ellis, (1) 509-754-0500, ext. 2505; E-mail: rellis@gcpud.org.

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