Civil works support investigated by Corps’ Portland District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on the capability of small business contractors to provide engineering services to the civil works program of the Corps’ Portland District. Responses are due July 9.

The Portland District issued a sources sought announcement to determine the capability and availability of qualified small business contractors. In 2009, the Corps recruited architect-engineering firms to support the Corps’ national hydroelectric powerhouse and pumping plant engineering, design, and analysis activities, located in Portland. (HydroWorld 7/17/09)

The current announcement said information collected would be considered by the government in developing a multi-discipline indefinite delivery contract for one basic ordering period and four option periods not to exceed five years. The total contract limit would be $10 million. Teams and joint ventures are encouraged, the Corps said.

Typical services would include structural engineering; mechanical engineering; electrical; civil; hydraulic; hydrologic and water quality; fisheries; geo-technical; coast, rivers, and harbors engineering; naval architect; environmental; construction cost estimating; value engineering; biological; and dam and levee safety engineering and investigation.

Firms are invited to report on their capabilities to the address below by 4 p.m. July 9. Mail and electronic submissions will be accepted.

For information, contact Barbara White, Contract Specialist, Corps of Engineers, Portland District, CECT-NWP-C, P.O. Box 2946, Portland, OR 97208-2946; (1) 503-808-4621; E-mail:

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