Bridge, gantry crane upgrades sought at 198.72-MW Folsom in U.S.

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids for control upgrade and modernization of bridge and gantry cranes at 198.72-MW Folsom Dam, on California’s American River. Bids are due Aug. 2.

Reclamation awarded a $16.6 million contract in April to Kiewit Pacific Co. for modification of spillway piers and gates of Folsom Dam to resist seismic loadings. (HydroWorld 4/29/10) That funding came from stimulus money in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to address dam safety concerns at the high-risk dam. (HydroWorld 2/5/10)

In the current solicitation, Reclamation seeks replacement or refurbishment of components of a 275-ton-capacity bridge crane and a 140-ton-capacity gantry crane. The work is expected to cost between $1 million and $5 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering Solicitation No. R10PS20197 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. The solicitation is available on the Internet at tender site Prospective bidders must register at the Central Contractor Registration database,, and the On-line Representations and Certifications site,

Bids are due Aug. 2. For information, contact Brenda L. Davis, Contract Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation – MP – Regional Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Room E-1815, Sacramento, CA 95825; (1) 916-978-5143; E-mail:

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