Bids due to U.S. for electrical equipment, dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day hydro project

In the wake of the U.S. government shutdown, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers restored the bidding schedule for electrical equipment and for dam repair at 2,160-MW John Day Dam on the Columbia River in Oregon. Bids in two solicitations now are due Nov. 18 and 28.

The Corps’ Portland District previously said it planned to issue solicitations for the work in October, then had said it would delay solicitations until November.

The Corps awarded a contract in October to Knight Construction & Supply Inc. to replace wire rope and perform load testing for an emergency intake crane at John Day. The agency took bids in September to refurbish thrust bearing shoes and thrust runners. It awarded a contract in 2012 to Skyward Construction to refurbish elevators at the hydro project

In a solicitation set aside for small businesses, the Corps now seeks bids Nov. 18 to replace and upgrade the DC and preferred AC system at the John Day powerhouse. Work is to include replacing and upgrading batteries, battery racks, charges, switchboards, panel boards, feeders, and feeder breakers of the system.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W9127N14R0003 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

The Corps also called for bids by Nov. 28 from small businesses to repair failed monolith waterstops to significantly reduce the amount of water entering John Day Dam. Methods are to include pavement joint sealant, drilled socket waterstops, and surface mounted rubber gasket waterstops. Repairs are to be performed in the dewatered fishway, the roadway deck, and in several dam galleries.

That work is valued at $1 million to $5 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering solicitation No. W9127N14R0004 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

For information, contact Jeffrey Renner, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Contracting Division (CECT-NWP), P.O. Box 2946, Portland, OR 97208-2946; (1) 503-808-4630; E-mail: jeff.s.renner@usace.army.mil.

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