Canada’s BC Hydro seeks diving services throughout British Columbia

Canadian utility BC Hydro invites applications for pre-qualification to provide commercial diving services to the hydropower utility at locations throughout British Columbia. Responses are due Nov. 6.

BC Hydro recently sought gantry crane upgrades at the 1,085-MW Mica hydroelectric project, information from contractors on spillway chute rehabilitation at W.A.C. Bennett Dam, and expressions of interest in replacing cooling water piping at the 180-MW Bridge River 1 hydroelectric project.

The utility now seeks to pre-qualify suppliers of underwater services on an as-needed basis throughout the province. It divided the province into four service regions. Firms may apply to pre-qualify to work in any or all regions.

Anticipated requirements include underwater imaging, inspection and assessments, and maintenance and repair including light-duty construction.

A solicitation notice and response form may be obtained from British Columbia’s BC Bid Internet site, www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca. Click on Browse, then Browse Using the Advanced Search, Document Number RFSQ 1669. Completed response forms are to be submitted by 11 a.m., Pacific time, Nov. 6.

For information, contact BC Hydro and Power Authority, Purchasing Dept., Quotations, Bid Station (Courier Desk/Main Floor), 333 Dunsmuir St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5R3 Canada; (1) 604-623-4346; E-mail: bidstation@bchydro.com; Internet: www.bchydro.com; www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca.

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