New bid date for generator overhauls at 6,809-MW Grand Coulee

The Bureau of Reclamation again extended the deadline for bids to overhaul three generating units in the Third Power Plant at the 6,809-MW Grand Coulee hydroelectric project. Bids now are due Dec. 17.

Reclamation previously called for bids for the work by Dec. 7 and Nov. 16. The agency took bids in October to modify crane controls in the Third Power Plant. Gardner Zemke Co. of New Mexico won a $12.3 million contract in October to replace 15 transformers in Grand Coulee’s Left and Right power plants.

The bureau currently seeks bids for overhaul of units G-22, G-23, and G-24 at the Third Power Plant on the Columbia River, about 90 miles west of Spokane, Wash. (HydroWorld 4/26/10) The work is to include disassembling generators and turbines, overhauling and refurbishing or replacing components, and reassembling the units. The work is valued at more than $10 million.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site,, by entering Solicitation No. R10PS10048 in the “Keyword/Solicitation #” box. Prospective contractors must register in the government’s Central Contractor Registration database,

Bids now are due Dec. 17. For information, contact Misty Gates, Contract Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation, Pacific Northwest Regional Office, 1150 N. Curtis Road, Suite 100, Boise, ID 83706; (1) 208-378-5079; E-mail:

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