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: email@example.com.