U.S. seeks penstock work platform at 2,457.3-MW Chief Joseph

SEATTLE, Wash., U.S. 4/18/12 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to supply and install a work platform inside the Unit 11 penstock at 2,457.3-MW Chief Joseph Dam near Bridgeport, Wash. Bids are due April 25.

The Corps’ Seattle District took bids in April to replace the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system at Chief Joseph, on the Columbia River

In a set-aside for small business, the Seattle District now seeks bids to supply and install a work platform and lighting for temporary use inside the 25-foot-diameter penstock. Unit 11 is tentatively scheduled for outage in May and June.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W912DW12Q0029 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due April 25. For information, contact Darrell Resendez, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, Attn.: CENWS-CT, P.O. Box 3755, Seattle, WA 98124-3755; (1) 206-764-6691; E-mail: darrell.s.resendez@usace.army.mil.

U.S. seeks penstock repainting at 96-MW Greers Ferry

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., U.S. 2/6/12 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from small businesses to blast clean, repair, and paint two penstocks and related equipment of the 96-MW Greers Ferry hydroelectric project in Arkansas. Bids are due Feb. 17.

The Corps’ Little Rock District solicited information in November on small businesses capable of performing the work.

The work is to include blast cleaning, repairing, and painting interior steel surfaces of two main-unit penstock assemblies, scroll cases, and wicket gates. Both penstocks are about 190 feet long, with diameters of 18.5 feet that taper down to eight feet. Each unit contains 24 wicket gates with a surface area of 17.7 square feet each.

The work is valued at between $1 million and $5 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W9127S12R0005 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due Feb. 17. For information, contact Brandy N. Thomas, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District, Little Rock, 700 W. Capitol, Little Rock, AR 72201; (1) 501-324-5720; E-mail: brandy.n.thomas@usace.army.mil.