Corps seeks firms for lamprey passage study at Snake River hydro projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on small businesses able to perform a lamprey migration and passage study at four hydroelectric projects on the lower Snake River. Responses are due Feb. 26.

The Corps awarded contracts in 2013 for prototype lamprey entrance structures in fish ladders at the 1,780-MW Dalles Dam and 980-MW McNary Dam, both on the Columbia River. The U.S. Forest Service also awarded a contract in 2013 for a lamprey habitat study upstream of the 11-MW Soda Springs hydro project on Oregon’s North Umpqua River.

The Corps’ Walla Walla District now seeks information from small businesses capable of performing a lower Snake River migration and passage study. Responses are to help it determine the type of solicitation to be issued.

Work would include radio tracking of adult lamprey through the lower Snake River dams to determine behavior, passage routes and success during upstream migration. Work would be performed at 603-MW Ice Harbor, 810-MW Lower Monumental, 810-MW Little Goose and 810-MW Lower Granite dams.

A sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. W912EF14RSS24 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Responses are due Feb. 26 by mail or e-mail. For information, contact Hillary Morgan, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, 201 N. 3rd Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362-1876; (1) 509-527-7214; E-mail: hillary.a.morgan@usace.army.mil.

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