The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids for replacement of navigation lock downstream gate cables at the 603-MW Ice Harbor hydroelectric project on the Snake River in Washington.
The Corps’ Walla Walla District said it expects to issue a solicitation in October with bids to be due at least 30 days later. The Corps already seeks bids Oct. 28 for low-voltage and DC systems upgrades at Ice Harbor.
The Corps plans to seek bids for installation of government-furnished components for a cable connection to the downstream navigation lock gate and counterweight. The gate is a guillotine type attached to 350-ton counterweights on either side of the lock. Removal and installation of wire ropes and attachment assemblies will require the contractor to supply equipment for a combination of shimming and jacking to the counterweight and gate.
The work is expected to take 18 days at a cost of between $500,000 and $1 million.
A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W912EF12R0003 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.
For information, contact Elaine M. Vandiver, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, 201 N. Third Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876; (1) 509-527-7221; E-mail: email@example.com.
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