Corps extends bidding for gate stem repairs at Jennings Randolph Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to repair gate stems at Jennings Randolph Dam on the North Branch Potomac River in Maryland and West Virginia. Bids now are due Nov. 18.

The Corps previously called for bids by Oct. 26 to work on Jennings Randolph Dam, which was built in 1981 to create an emergency reservoir for the Washington metropolitan area. Although the dam has no hydropower, Fairlawn Hydroelectric Co. filed a draft application in August for a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license to build the 14-MW Jennings Randolph hydroelectric project (No. 12715) at the Corps dam.

The Corps’ Baltimore District seeks bids to replace four large cladded hydraulic slide gate stems with solid stainless steel stems. All water gland seals and all hydraulic gland seals are to be replaced. The work is valued at between $1 million and $5 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering Solicitation No. W912DR10R0063 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due by 2 p.m. Eastern time Nov. 18. For information, contact Colette Day, Contracting Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, Room 7000, 10 S. Howard St., Baltimore, MD 21201-2530; (1) 410-962-4978; E-mail:

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