Gate seal repair sought at Raystown Dam in Pennsylvania

HESSTON, Pa., U.S. 7/6/12 (PennWell) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to repair gate seals on tainter gates at Raystown Lake Dam on the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River at Hesston. Bids are due July 24.

Although the flood control structure is owned and operated by the Corps, Raystown Lake Dam is the location of the 21-MW William F. Matson project (No. 2769) operated by Alleghany Electric Cooperative.

In a solicitation set aside for small business, the Corps’ Baltimore District seeks bids for gate seal repairs to one tainter gate with an option to repair a second. Measuring 45 feet square, the gates are at the crest of the dam spillway. The work is valued at $500,000 to $1 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering solicitation No. W912DR12B0005 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Bids are due July 24. For information, contact Stefanie Schmitz, Contracting Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, 10 S. Howard St., Baltimore, MD 21203; (1) 410-962-5149; E-mail:

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