Canada utility seeks piezometric tests at Duncan Dam

Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids to perform piezometric response tests at Duncan Dam on the Kootenay River in British Columbia. Bids are due Aug. 5.

Built in 1967, Duncan Dam is one of four dams authorized by the Columbia River Treaty between Canada and the United States. Although constructed as a storage reservoir with no hydropower generation, Duncan is the site of a 2010 hydrokinetic demonstration project to install four 25-kW vertical-axis turbine-generators.

BC Hydro seeks bids to provide consulting services to design, execute and analyze two piezometric response tests at Duncan as part of the utility’s Dam Displacement Monitoring Dam Safety Instrumentation Upgrades Project. The work is to be performed in two stages in October 2014 and June 2015.

A solicitation notice and response form may be obtained from British Columbia’s BC Bid Internet site, Click on Browse, then Browse Using the Advanced Search, Document Number RFP 1884. Completed response forms are to be submitted by 11 a.m., Pacific time, Aug. 5.

For information, contact BC Hydro and Power Authority, Purchasing Dept., Quotations, Bid Station (Main Floor), 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia V3N 4X8 Canada; (1) 604-623-4346; E-mail:; Internet:;

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