The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to replace waterstop materials and bladders at the 494.3-MW Big Bend hydroelectric project on the Missouri River. Bids are due June 11.
The Big Bend project, which features eight generating units, began operation in 1952 near Fort Thompson, S.D. The Corps took bids in 2006 to rewind two of the generators. (HydroWorld 11/9/06)
Work is to include removing three waterstops and bladders in the monolith construction joints on the tailrace deck of the Big Bend power plant. The contractor is to ream out existing holes, install new, more flexible (rubber) bladders, and fill the bladders with an antifreeze solution. The work is expected to cost between $500,000 and $1 million.
The winning contractor must begin work within 10 days after notice to proceed, and must complete the job in 365 days.
A solicitation notice with links to solicitation documents may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W9128F10B0018 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. Prospective bidders must register at the Central Contractor Registration database, www.ccr.gov, and the On-line Representations and Certifications site, https://orca.bpn.gov.
Contractors interested in inspecting the site of the proposed work should contact Jeff Williamson, (1) 605-245-2331 ext. 3285. Bids are due June 11.
For information, contact Twila A. Hopkins, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, 1616 Capital Ave., Omaha, NE 68102-4901; (1) 402-995-2070; E-mail: email@example.com.
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