U.S. seeks spillway modifications, PIT tag antennas at 603-MW Ice Harbor

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to construct spillway bay modifications and antenna trenches for a passive integrated transponder (PIT) tag fish monitoring system at 603-MW Ice Harbor Dam on the lower Snake River in Washington. Bids are due Sept. 14.

The Corps plans to replace turbines at Ice Harbor with “fish friendly” advanced turbines and awarded a contract in 2009 to Destron Fearing for PIT tag technology for salmon counting at Ice Harbor. (HydroWorld 7/2/09)

The Corps awarded a contract in June to Gardner Zemke for a generator step-up transformer for Ice Harbor. (HydroWorld 6/10/10) It took bids earlier in the year for a 40-ton replacement tailrace gantry crane. (HydroWorld 3/16/10)

In the current solicitation, the Corps’ Walla Walla District seeks construction of a new concrete pier extension, deflector, and ogee surface with four PIT tag antenna trenches in Spillway Bay 2. Work includes installation of four government-furnished PIT tag detectors. The contract is estimated 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. W912EF10B0012 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. A site visit is scheduled Sept. 2.

Bids are due by 2 p.m. Sept. 14. For information, contact Phyllis Buerstatte, U.S. Army Engineer District, Walla Walla, 201 N. Third Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876; (1) 509-527-7211; E-mail: phyllis.l.buerstatte@usace.army.mil.

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