U.S. seeks bids for emergency gate bulkhead work at 980-MW McNary

 WALLA WALLA, Wash., U.S. 6/22/12 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from small businesses to perform welding repairs on emergency intake gate bulkheads at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River. Bids are due July 13.

The Corps previously solicited information about firms capable of performing the work. The Corps also solicited information in December about firms capable of performing other emergency intake gate work related to fish screen installations at McNary.

In the latest solicitation, the Corps said that, prior to 1995, emergency intake gate bulkheads 1 and 3 were torch cut into four pieces. Later the sections were re-welded, though the bulkheads have been out of service since 2006. Ultrasonic testing in 2007 revealed the welds to be unsatisfactory.

The Corps’ Walla Walla District seeks bids from small firms to repair the 24- by 54-foot bulkheads and make them ready to place back in service. Valued at $250,000 to $500,000, the work is to be performed between July and September.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W912EF12B0010 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due July 13. For information, contact Elaine M. Vandiver, Contract Specialist, Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, 201 N. Third Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876; (1) 509-527-7221; E-mail: elaine.m.vandiver@usace.army.mil.

Authors

Previous articleBlack Bear Hydro seeking approval for hydropower plant upgrades
Next articleConstruction bids sought for France’s 1-MW Cavaletade

U.S. seeks bids for turbine pumps at 810-MW Lower Granite

WALLA WALLA, Wash., U.S. 4/3/12 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids for supply of vertical turbine pumps for the 810-MW Lower Granite hydroelectric project in Washington. Bids are due April 12.
The Corps’ Walla Walla District previously announced plans to take bids for the units. The Corps took bids in December for repair of a trash shear boom at Lower Granite.

In a set-aside for small businesses, the Corps seeks two central non-overflow vertical turbine pumps and two navigation lock vertical turbine pumps.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W912EF12Q0050 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due by 11 a.m., Pacific time, April 12. For information, contact Ben Wolfram, Corps of Engineers, 201 N. Third Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876; (1) 509-527-7232; E-mail: benjamin.s.wolfram@usace.army.mil.

Authors