Dam removal contractors sought for 12-MW Elwha, 12-MW Glines Canyon

The National Park Service seeks bids from contractors to remove the 12-MW Elwha and 12-MW Glines Canyon dams from the Elwha River in Washington. Bids are due June 9.

The Park Service, part of the Interior Department, invited firms to an industry roundtable in February to help identify qualified contractors. (HydroWorld 2/5/10) The agency acquired the dams in 2000 from Daishowa America.

The federal government plans to remove the dams to restore salmon and trout runs in Olympic National Park. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration allotted $2 million to Elwha River floodplain restoration in Washington, to restore 82 acres of floodplain in conjunction with plans to remove the dams from the park. (HydroWorld 7/2/09)

Congress passed the Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act in 1992, requiring the Secretary of Interior to restore the Elwha River ecosystem and native anadromous fisheries. Interior determined that dam removal is the only option that would accomplish full restoration. The proposed project also is to protect and restore treaty fishing rights for affected Indian tribes.

The proposed work, including removal of the dams, power plants, power lines, and associated facilities, is expected to cost between $40 million and $60 million.

Solicitation documents may be obtained from the Interior Department’s National Business Center Internet site, http://ideasec.nbc.gov, under Business Opportunities, Open Solicitation Search, Agency: National Park Service, Solicitation No.: N2011101068. Solicitation notices also may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. N2011101068 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due June 9. For information, contact Audrey Winters, Contract Specialist, DSC-CS Contracting Services Division, National Park Service, P.O. Box 25287, Denver, CO 80225; (1) 303-969-2053; E-mail: audrey_winters@nps.gov.

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