Inquiry renewed for firms to refurbish three dams at U.S. Marine base

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reissued a request for information on firms capable of performing design and construction to repair and upgrade three dams on the Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va. Responses now are due March 26.

The Corps’ Norfolk District previously called for information in August 2012 from firms to help it draft a solicitation for the work. It increased the value of the work to between $5 million and $10 million from a previous estimate of between $4 million and $6 million.

Work would include:

  • Dam 1, a 53-foot-tall, 1,300-foot-long high-hazard earthfill embankment built in 1956: construction of a roller-compacted-concrete armored auxiliary spillway; installation of a filter drain system; removal of a 54-inch blind flange; replacement of sluice gates, trash racks, access deck, and grating; clearing sediment from main sluice gate intake; and sealing of cracks and joints in spillway;
  • Dam 2, a 58-foot-tall, 290-foot-long high-hazard concrete gravity dam built in the early 1940s: modify abutment corewalls to prevent overtopping during extreme flooding; installation of erosion protection; installation of a filter drain system; replacement of sluice gate, control stems, intake valves, and riser pipes; demolition of trash bars and installation of trashrack; clear sediment from main sluice gate and debris from discharge tunnel;
  • Dam 3, a 10-foot-tall, 250-foot-long low-hazard concrete gravity dam: dredge the reservoir to its original capacity.

A sources sought notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering Solicitation No. W9123613R0036 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box.

Responses are due by 10 a.m., Eastern time, March 26 by fax or e-mail to the address below. For information, contact Edward T. Walsh, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, 803 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510-1096; (1) 757-201-7242; Fax: (1) 757-201-7183; E-mail:

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