Dam safety evaluations sought by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites applications for pre-qualification to provide safety evaluations of its 233 dams and related water resources structures. Responses are due March 30, 2010.

The service seeks contractors to perform Safety Evaluation of Existing Dams inspections throughout the United States for new dams, dams undergoing rehabilitation or modification, other hydraulic structures, and appurtenant facilities such as spillways, outlet works, and gates.

The agency plans to issue two indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts about June 2010 for one year with four option years. There would be a guaranteed minimum amount of $20,000 for the base year with an estimated maximum per contract year of $4 million per contract.

The Fish and Wildlife Service dam inventory includes zoned and homogenous earth embankment dams, gravity and arched concrete dams, and roller-compacted-concrete dams ranging in height from six feet to 103 feet with reservoirs ranging from 15 to 109,000 acre-feet. The facilities are operated to promote conservation and enhancement of fish and wildlife.

A pre-solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site, www.fbo.gov, by entering Solicitation No. 98210AR005 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. The Fish and Wildlife Service plans to rank qualified firms, with the most qualified to be interviewed for negotiations.

Questions may be submitted to the address below through March 10. Qualifications may be submitted until 2 p.m. Eastern time March 30. For information, contact Alina Sadoveanu, Contract Specialist, Contracting and Facilities Management – R9, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 7118-43, Arlington, VA 22203; (1) 703-358-2172; E-mail: alina_sadoveanu@fws.gov.

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