Bidding for site preparation at BC Hydro’s 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project extended again

Bidding was extended again by Canadian utility BC Hydro to perform site preparation on the north bank of the Peace River for the proposed 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia. Bids now are due March 27.

BC Hydro previously called for bids by Dec. 10, Jan. 5, Feb. 20 and March 20.

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark this month directed the province-owned utility to change the contract terms for Site C to allow unions to organize at the construction site. Clark approved BC Hydro’s plans for the project in December, ending speculation that the provincial government might forgo the project in lieu of other alternatives.

BC Hydro now seeks proposals to prepare the construction site on the north bank of the Peace River at the location of the proposed dam and project area. Work is to include excavation and disposal of about 3 million cubic meters, quarry development including riprap production of about 100,000 cubic meters, building 7.25 kilometers of access roads, and clearing and grubbing 115 hectares.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from British Columbia’s BC Bid Internet site, Click on Browse, then Browse Using the Advanced Search, Document Number 1951.

Bids now may be submitted via the BC Bid site until 11 a.m., Pacific time, March 27. For information, contact Alison Hall, E-mail:; or Purchasing Department, Quotations, BC Hydro and Power Authority, Bid Station (main floor), 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia V3N 4XB Canada; (1) 604-623-4346; E-mail:; Internet:,

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